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Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Subdivision [ ] Each postcode area is further divided into and. There are on average 20 postcode districts to a postcode area. The post town is instead divided into several postcode areas. Scope [ ] The single or pair of letters chosen for postcode areas are generally intended as a for the places served. Postcode areas, and postcode districts do not follow political boundaries and usually serve much larger areas than the place names with which they are associated. For example, within the PA postcode area the PA1 and PA78 postcode districts are 140 miles apart; and the eight postcode areas of the cover only 40% of.
The remainder of its area is covered by sections of twelve adjoining postcode areas:,,,,,,,,,, and. United Kingdom postcode areas [ ]. Map of postcode areas in the United Kingdom and Crown dependencies, with links to each postcode area Postcode area Postcode area name Code formation East East Central First and last letters of Hebride s Possibly Ilford and Chi gwell, or Ilford and Barkin g (now sometimes known as ) North North West South East Possibly Sutton and Morden, the two post towns that are within the SM area South West West Western Central Crown dependencies [ ] The (which are not part of the United Kingdom) did not introduce postcodes until later, but use a similar coding scheme. They are separate postal authorities. Postcode area Postcode area name Defunct postcode areas [ ] London NE and S [ ]. Further information: Glasgow [ ] Glasgow, like London, was divided into compass districts: C, W, NW, N, E, SE, S, SW.
When postcodes were introduced, these were mapped into the new G postcode: C1 became G1, W1 became G11, N1 became G21, E1 became G31, S1 became G41, SW1 became G51, and so on. As NW and SE had never been subdivided they became G20 and G40 respectively. Norwich and Croydon [ ] Norwich and Croydon were used for a postcode experiment in the late 1960s, which was replaced by the current system. The format was of the form NOR or CRO followed by two numbers and a letter, e.g. Non-geographic postcodes [ ].
Further information: Note that a number of non-geographic postcode sectors are also contained within geographic postcode areas. GIR [ ] GIR 0AA is a postcode created for in. It remained in use by its successors when Girobank was taken over by and subsequently. BF [ ] The BF postcode area was introduced in 2012 to provide optional postcodes for addresses, for consistency with the layout of other UK addresses. It uses the national non-geographic ' and, as of 2012, the postcode district 'BF1'. BX [ ] The non-geographic postcode area BX has been introduced for addresses which do not include a locality: this allows large organisations long-term flexibility as to where they receive their mail. This postcode area is used by (BX1 1LT) and parts of the like VAT Central Unit (BX5 5AT) and Pay as You Earn (BX9 1AS).
Lloyds Bank also use BX4. After splitting from Lloyds, uses BX4 7SB, the latter part of which, when written, looks similar to 'TSB'. QC [ ] QC postcodes are used by when receiving examination scripts from centres via.
For example, use the postcode QC77 7ZZ. XX [ ] The non-geographic postcode XX10 1DD is currently used by to direct customer-returned items carried by Royal Mail to its Fulfilment Centre in, Scotland. XX10 1AA appears to be in use for the same purpose by, although when questioned by numerous customers in 2016 and 2017, staff manning their Facebook page seemed to know nothing of it. John Lewis returns also use the XX postcode. (XX10 1EE) Overseas territories [ ] Certain British have postcodes: Postcode Location AI-2640 ASCN 1ZZ STHL 1ZZ TDCU 1ZZ: BBND 1ZZ BIQQ 1ZZ FIQQ 1ZZ GX11 1AA PCRN 1ZZ SIQQ 1ZZ TKCA 1ZZ BFPO 57 / BF1 2AT(Akrotiri) BFPO 58 / BF1 2AU (Dhekelia) These were introduced to prevent mail being sent to the wrong place, e.g., for St Helena to, and Ascension Island to,, and many on-line companies will not accept addresses lacking a postcode.
Such mail is treated as international, not inland, so sufficient postage must be used. See also [ ] • • References [ ].
• ^ (5th ed. 硲ﱥgta4. ). Royal Mail Group plc. Retrieved 22 October 2012. • ^ HMSO, The Inner London Letter Post, (1980) • (1999). (PDF) (2000 ed.).
'UK Postal Areas', map opposite p. Retrieved 22 October 2012. Pp. 4–8 (table 2). Retrieved 2009-11-06. • Amazon Help [@AmazonHelp] (24 October 2016). (Tweet) – via.
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