WITH Halloween just around the corner, the spooky season is very much upon us.

While most people are putting the final touches to their costumes, we’ve taken a look at the areas of Sussex with the scariest and unusual place names.

Here is a list of the spookiest place names in Sussex:

Devil’s Dyke

The Argus: Devil's Dyke

Despite its spooky name, Devil's Dyke is a 100-metre V-shaped valley on the South Downs Way and a popular tourist attraction.


The Argus: Hellingly

The village of Hellingly is in the Wealden District of East Sussex.

The village was involved in the Wealden iron industry.


Cross-in-Hand is a small village outside Heathfield town in the Wealden District.

The village was originally known as Cruce Manus, the Latin words for Cross in Hand.


The Argus: Warningcamp

Warningcamp is a clustered village and larger, semi-wooded civil parish in the Arun District.


Completely unrelated to Warningcamp, the small village can be found in the countryside west of Haywards Heath.

The name Warninglid is believed to originate from two words - Werna and Gelad.


The Argus: Battle of Hastings re-enactment in Battle

The small town lies around 50-miles east of Brighton.

Battle is the site of the Battle of Hastings, where William, Duke of Normandy, defeated King Harold II to become William I in 1066.

And the rest of the UK...

Using Gov.uk figures, GoodMove has analysed spooky street names across the UK to reveal the 13 scariest places to live and how much the properties cost.

A property on Crucifix Lane in Camberwell could set buyers back £1,052,750, while a house in Elm Street, Manchester, would set you back a not-so-nightmare £52,563.

Here is a list of some scary street names and their property prices:

• Crucifix Lane, Camberwell, SE1 (£1,052,750)

• Broomstick Lane, Oxfordshire, HP23 (£779,975)

• Devil's Lane, Hampshire, GU30 (£334,940)

• Dead Lane, Colchester, CO7 (£307,500)

• Bat Alley, Dorset, DT10 (£302,875)

• Black Cat Drive, Northampton, NN5 (£281,000)

• Hell Nook, Warrington, WA3 (£254,333)

• Cemetery Road, Sheffield, S11 (£152,356)

• Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 (£105,964)

• Conjurors Drive, Powys, LD7 (£105,362)

• Hallow Drive, Newcastle, NE15 (£89,950)

• Vampire Road, Lincoln, LN11 (£82,082)

• Elm Street, Manchester, M29 (£52,563)

Crucifix Lane in London may sound like it would ward buyers off, but the Camberwell location comes out on top as the most expensive spooky street, selling for an average of £1,052,750.

Oxfordshire’s Broomstick Lane came second, setting buyers back an average of £779,975.

In the north, you are more likely to grab a better deal if you’re looking for a property with a haunting street name.

In Sheffield, you could purchase a property in Cemetery Drive for around £152,356.

Nima Ghasri, director at GoodMove said: “With Halloween on the way we wanted to explore some of the UK’s spookiest street names and see how much they could set property buyers back.

“Looking at the areas of the top and bottom three, the research shows a clear cost difference in purchasing a property in the south versus the north of the UK.

“Factors such as buyer behaviour and house price inflation come into play too, but overall, it’s interesting to see the money it could set buyers back to live on one of these spooky streets.”