Residents discover their street is shaped like a penis on Google Earth

Long-time residents of a housing estate have been left shocked after discovering their road is shaped like a penis using Google Earth.

The inhabitants of Norfolk Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, had no idea that their estate resembled a man's genitalia until they saw it in satellite images.

The owner of a local pub – the Sandhill Tavern – said they were not even aware that the bird's-eye view of the area looked like their premises were being 'urinated on.'

But they tried to play down the row and said it wasn't a big topic of conversation as it "wasn't that kind of village."

He said: "I've never heard anybody mention it – and it looks like a penis from above? Wow! I've not really noticed. We've never had anybody mention it to us in the pub.

"I don't think anyone has looked on Google Maps. It's a weird situation! I've never given it any thought as I didn't know. I think everyone would be more or less in the same boat and wouldn't have noticed.

"It's not really that kind of village though. They're not really interested in stuff like that."

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The genitalia-shaped streets that curve around the houses were first discovered by eagle-eyed social media users.

Chris Kelly, who shared a snap of the rudely shaped road, quipped: "Town planners in Yorkshire didn't think anybody would notice…"

From the angle of the photo, a road coming from Norfolk Road even looks like a stream leaving the penis, which leads to the Sandhill Tavern.

A fellow Twitter user joked: "Won't be drinking in the Sandhill Tavern any time soon."

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While many locals were shocked by the discovery, they were also relieved that the phallic shape of the street has not had a negative effect on house prices thus far.

Norfolk Road, in the former pit village of Great Houghton, is made up of a mixture of semis and terraced properties and a mix of privately-owned and council-run houses.

The area has seen rapid growth in its housing market in recent years as current estimates value properties in the cul-de-sac at around £150,000 (comparison to the £85k they were worth years ago).

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