Roads named Garth

In the UK and ROI by ODI Leeds Projects

Roads named Garth

Road names in English often end with "Road", "Street", "Way", "Lane", "Drive", "Rise", "Close" etc. In Leeds we have lots of streets ending with Garth. The word originates from Middle English/Old Norse and is defined as:

1. a yard, garden, or paddock;
2. an open quadrangle surrounded by a cloister

People from elsewhere told us they hadn't heard of Garth so we extracted every Garth in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland from Open Street Map to find out their geographic distribution. It turns out Leeds is a Garth hotspot and their use seems to correlate with regions settled by the Vikings 1000 years ago.