Yorkshire village named one of worst places to live in UK

Yorkshire village

Thorpe Willoughby, in Selby, North Yorkshire has been placed 1362 out of 1372 places on the list by Garrington Property Finders

A small village in Yorkshire has been ranked as one of the worst places to live in the UK.

Thorpe Willoughby, in Selby, North Yorkshire has been placed 1362 out of 1372 places on the list by Garrington Property Finders. This is down 111 places since the last list was published by the website last year.

The list ranks each area surveyed by its natural beauty rank, its quality of life, architectural beauty, green rank and its price band. Thorpe Willoughby came near the bottom in each of these rankings.

With a population of only 2,725 residents, according to the 2011 census data, the small town is not on most people’s radars. But, if these results are to be believed, there are only ten places which are worse to live in across the country.

According to a brief survey of the area, Thorpe Willoughby has only one pub, The Fox, which is rated highly on TripAdvisor at four stars out of five. There is also a primary school and a village hall alongside a number of smaller shops.

However, the village was not rated on its shops and pubs, but its beauty. The area was ranked 1300 in natural beauty, 1253 in natural beauty and 1294 in its green rank.

The only area it was ranked higher in was its quality of life, which was rated at 579 out of 1372. The average house price was also high as it is in many areas of the country, according to the list the average family home in the area cost between £350,000 and £650,000.

Nowhere in Yorkshire made it into the top ten of this list and almost every single entry in the top ten were for towns and villages in the south of the country. Only one area was in the north, Caton in Lancashire came fourth on the list.

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