THORNTON Lodge is the place to pick up a bargain house in Huddersfield, according to new figures.

Four of the top five cheapest streets in town are in or near the neighbourhood, says house price website

Crosland Road tops the list of Huddersfield’s most affordable roads, with an average property price of £49,600.

Nearby Thorne Road (£53,100) is second and Mount Street, between Thornton Lodge and Lockwood, is third with an average house price of £55,200.

Pollard Street in Fartown is the only street in a different area of Huddersfield to feature in the top five. Prices average £57,500.

Yews Hill Road (£57,600) completes the top five.

Raymond Butterworth, managing director of Boultons estate agents, said: “Thornton Lodge would always feature in the lower end of the market, but these figures just depend on the number of transactions that take place and don’t necessarily mean the streets are the cheapest.”

Alex McNeil, partner at Bramleys estate agents, said: “You only need a couple of houses to sell at a low price to distort the genuine level of values in a particular area.

“It’s probably a bit unfair to single out Thornton Lodge. Other areas spring to mind, like Birkby, Lockwood and some estates like Sheepridge and Lowerhouses, where property is at the lower end of the scale.”

The street ranking figures are based on all property transactions recorded by the Land Registry since April 2000 and aim to show the average cost of residential property.

Streets of very few residential properties or those that have not had sufficient transactions may be excluded.

Last year’s ‘most affordable’ league was topped by Scott Vale in Deighton, where average house prices were £48,700.

Busker Lane in Scissett, where prices averaged £595,400, was labelled the most expensive.

According to property website, the cheapest house currently on the market in Huddersfield is a two-bedroom terrace on Dockery, Lockwood. It is for sale at auction with a guide price of just £25,000 to £35,000.

At the other end of the scale, eight-bedroom Storthes Hall Mansion in Kirkburton is for sale at £2.95million.

Mr Butterworth said: “There’s definitely a market to work with at the moment.

“Last year there was a shortage of properties coming on the market. That has turned around and sales are being negotiated.”

Mr McNeil added: “The year started very slowly, but there now seems to be a return to healthier levels of interest.”

The UK’s cheapest street is in Wales. Fernghill in Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan has average house prices of £28,600.

Crosland Road, Thornton Lodge - £49,600 (average)

Thorne Road, Thornton Lodge - £53,100

Mount Street,Lockwood - £55, 200

Yews Hill Road, Thornton Lodge - £57,600