Streets in Wharfedale are not among the most expensive in the country, according to a new survey.

Lloyds TSB has discovered more than 200 streets across England and Wales where the average home costs more than £1m.

But streets in Wharfedale, and in particular Ilkley, are way down the list despite some of them being viewed as the most sought after in the country.

According to the research, Parish Ghyll Drive, in Ilkley, is the 17th most expensive street in Yorkshire and the Humber region, with the average home costing £573,000.

The top ranked street in West Yorkshire and the entire county is Bracken Park, Scarcroft, in Leeds, where the average home costs £871,000.

Five of the top ten expensive streets across Yorkshire and Humber are in Harrogate.

But the figures contrast greatly to a study last March, which did not even feature Parish Ghyll Drive.

Back then, housing information website Mouseprice, said Nesfield Road, off Denton Road, in Ilkley, was the district’s most expensive street with house values averaging £1,019,600 and was number four in the Yorkshire and Humber list.

The monopoly of Ilkley streets in the Bradford district was only broken by Cliffe Drive, in Rawdon, at £913,300 per house, and Clarence Drive, in Menston, at £768,700. But the Lloyds TSB survey calculated the average sale prices of homes between January 2006 and October 2010, only if there were more than seven sales in a street.

It means some of the streets in Ilkley and the rest of Wharfedale may have missed out if there were not enough sales during the four-year period.

The survey found the most expensive street in England and Wales is Parkside, in Merton, London, with an average house price of £5,058,000, while more than half of the top 20 most expensive streets are in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Nitesh Patel, housing economist at Lloyds TSB said: “Unsurprisingly, the most expensive residential streets in England and Wales are in London.

“Parkside, in Merton, the most expensive street, is just a short walk to Wimbledon’s famous All England Club.

“However, the biggest concentration of expensive properties is in Kensington and Chelsea.

“The prime, central London location continues to attract affluent celebrities and ultra wealthy foreign businessmen, helping to drive up house prices.”