A Postcode Album – Volume 3, DA (Dartford) to EC (East Central London)
|Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:40
|The DA postcode area is based on Dartford and comprises the London suburbs on the south side of the Thames, east as far as Gravesend. The post town ERITH, comprising DA8 and DA18, is unusual in that these two districts do not adjoin – BELVEDERE is between them.
The addresses within Greater London but outside the London postcode areas still allude to their historical counties, so Kent is still the correct county name.
DA1-2 – postal address DARTFORD
DA3 – postal address LONGFIELD, Kent
DA4 – postal address DARTFORD (again)
DA5 – postal address BEXLEY, Kent
DA6-7 – postal address BEXLEYHEATH, Kent
DA8 – postal address ERITH, Kent
DA9 – postal address GREENHITHE, Kent
DA10 – postal address SWANSCOMBE, Kent
DA11-13 – postal address GRAVESEND, Kent
DA14-15 – postal address SIDCUP, Kent
DA16 – postal address WELLING, Kent
DA17 – postal address BELVEDERE, Kent
DA18 – postal address ERITH, Kent (again)
|Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:38
|The DD postcode area concerns itself with covering the county of Angus and is based upon Dundee. It also includes the northern tip of Fife, that part which is at the immediate other side of the Tay Bridges. The MONTROSE (DD10) post town covers a thin section along the coast that extends northeast into Kincardineshire.
(At local government reorganisation in 1974, the old Scottish counties, unlike many in England and Wales, were not substituted by the Post Office, so the old county names remain correct for postal purposes.)
DD1-5 – postal address DUNDEE
DD6 (part) – postal address NEWPORT-ON-TAY, Fife
DD6 (part) – postal address TAYPORT, Fife
DD7 – postal address CARNOUSTIE, Angus
DD8 – postal address FORFAR, Angus
DD9 – postal address BRECHIN, Angus
DD10 – postal address MONTROSE, Angus
DD11 – postal address ARBROATH, Angus
|Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:20
|The DE postcode area is centred on Derby and includes the majority of the county of Derbyshire, plus Burton-upon-Trent (postally Burton-on-Trent) in Staffordshire. The previous DE2 has been split into districts numbered in the twenties; the same applies to parts of DE6 and 7, which were renumbered in the sixties and seventies.
DE1 – postal address DERBY
DE3 – postal address DERBY
DE4 – postal address MATLOCK, Derbyshire
DE5 – postal address RIPLEY, Derbyshire (separated from DERBY in May 1992)
DE6 – postal address ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire (separated from DERBY in May 1992)
DE7 – postal address ILKESTON, Derbyshire (separated from DERBY in May 1992)
DE11-12 – postal address SWADLINCOTE, Derbyshire
DE13-15 – postal address BURTON-ON-TRENT, Staffs.
DE21-24 – postal address DERBY
DE45 – postal address BAKEWELL, Derbyshire
DE55 – postal address ALFRETON, Derbyshire (separated from DERBY in May 1992)
DE56 – postal address BELPER, Derbyshire (separated from DERBY in May 1992)
DE65 – postal address DERBY
DE72-74 – postal address DERBY
DE75 – postal address HEANOR, Derbyshire (separated from DERBY in May 1992)
There is also the non-geographic postcode area DE99 (post town DERBY) reserved for a specific large user.
|Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:35
|The postcode area DG covers Dumfries and Galloway, i.e. the former counties of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. (At local government reorganisation in 1974, the old Scottish counties, unlike many in England and Wales, were not substituted by the Post Office, so the old county names remain correct for postal purposes.)
DG1-2 – postal address DUMFRIES
DG3 – postal address THORNHILL, Dumfriesshire
DG4 – postal address SANQUHAR, Dumfriesshire
DG5 – postal address DALBEATTIE, Kirkcudbrightshire
DG6 – postal address KIRKCUDBRIGHT
DG7 – postal address CASTLE DOUGLAS, Kirkcudbrightshire
DG8 – postal address NEWTON STEWART, Wigtownshire
DG9 – postal address STRANRAER, Wigtownshire
DG10 – postal address MOFFAT, Dumfriesshire
DG11 – postal address LOCKERBIE, Dumfriesshire
DG12 – postal address ANNAN, Dumfriesshire
DG13 – postal address LANGHOLM, Dumfriesshire
DG14 – postal address CANONBIE, Dumfriesshire
DG15 – postal address GRETNA, Dumfriesshire
|Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:20
|DH concerns itself with serving Durham – that is, the city and the northern part of County Durham. It also includes the post town HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING, Tyne & Wear.
DH1 – postal address DURHAM
DH2-3 – postal address CHESTER-LE-STREET, Co. Durham
DH4-5 – postal address HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING, Tyne & Wear
DH6-7 – postal address DURHAM (again)
DH8 – postal address CONSETT, Co. Durham
DH9 – postal address STANLEY, Co. Durham
|Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:35
|Immediately south of DH is DL for Darlington. This area covers the southern part of County Durham as well as the northern edge of North Yorkshire. It should be noted that the town of Catterick comes under the post town RICHMOND, not CATTERICK GARRISON.
DL1-3 – postal address DARLINGTON
DL4 – postal address SHILDON, Co. Durham
DL5 – postal address NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham
DL6-7 – postal address NORTHALLERTON, N. Yorkshire
DL8 (part) – postal address BEDALE, N. Yorkshire
DL8 (part) – postal address HAWES, N. Yorkshire
DL8 (part) – postal address LEYBURN, N. Yorkshire
DL9 – postal address CATTERICK GARRISON, N. Yorkshire
DL10-11 – postal address RICHMOND, N. Yorkshire
DL12 – postal address BARNARD CASTLE, Co. Durham
DL13-14 – postal address BISHOP AUCKLAND, Co. Durham
DL15 – postal address CROOK, Co. Durham
DL16 – postal address SPENNYMOOR, Co. Durham
DL17 – postal address FERRYHILL, Co. Durham
|Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:06
|The postcode area DN is based on Doncaster and covers that part of South Yorkshire (the DONCASTER post town itself including parts of rural Nottinghamshire), the northern part of Lincolnshire to the Humber estuary, plus Retford in Nottinghamshire and Gainsborough in Lincolnshire.
At Local Government reorganisation in 1974, the new county of Humberside was treated by the Royal Mail as two counties, North Humberside and South Humberside. The post town GOOLE comes under North Humberside despite being south of the river, being originally in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
It will be noticed that there is no DN13 – the proposed DN13 district in the event became S64.
NB Royal Mail ceased the requirement for county names on addresses in 1996 and these were not updated after local government reorganisation of the following year. Therefore, N. and S. Humberside remain correct county names.
DN1-12 – postal address DONCASTER, S. Yorkshire
DN14 – postal address GOOLE, N. Humberside
DN15-17 – postal address SCUNTHORPE, S. Humberside
DN18 – postal address BARTON-UPON-HUMBER, S. Humberside
DN19 – postal address BARROW-UPON-HUMBER, S. Humberside
DN20 – postal address BRIGG, S. Humberside
DN21 – postal address GAINSBOROUGH, Lincs.
DN22 – postal address RETFORD, Notts.
DN31-34 – postal address GRIMSBY, S. Humberside
DN35 – postal address CLEETHORPES, S. Humberside
DN36-37 – postal address GRIMSBY, S. Humberside again
DN38 – postal address BARNETBY, S. Humberside
DN39 – postal address ULCEBY, S. Humberside
DN40 – postal address IMMINGHAM, S. Humberside (separated from GRIMSBY in January 1997)
DN41 – postal address GRIMSBY, S. Humberside (again)
|Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:05
|The area DT covers the western two thirds of Dorset, based on Dorchester. Part of the SHERBORNE post town extends across the border into Somerset, and of LYME REGIS into Devon. It has a classic numbering system, straightforwardly upwards from DT1, emanating from Dorchester itself and then spiralling round from the south to the northeast.
The DORCHESTER and WEYMOUTH post towns, which each have two postcode districts, demonstrate two methods of splitting the post towns into districts – in Dorchester, DT1 covers the town centre with the DT2 district a hollow ring shape surrounding the town rurally; whereas in Weymouth, DT3 covers the town centre and northern parts, with DT4 covering the south.
DT1-2 – postal address DORCHESTER, Dorset
DT3-4 – postal address WEYMOUTH, Dorset
DT5 – postal address PORTLAND, Dorset
DT6 – postal address BRIDPORT, Dorset
DT7 – postal address LYME REGIS, Dorset
DT8 – postal address BEAMINSTER, Dorset
DT9 – postal address SHERBORNE, Dorset
DT10 – postal address STURMINSTER NEWTON, Dorset
DT11 – postal address BLANDFORD FORUM, Dorset
|Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:25
|The area DY centres itself on Dudley and covers that part of West Midlands along with northeast Worcestershire. The KIDDERMINSTER post town area is one of the few which are in two separate parts, since DY14 does not adjoin DY10 or 11.
DY1-3 – postal address DUDLEY, W. Midlands
DY4 – postal address TIPTON, W. Midlands
DY5 – postal address BRIERLEY HILL, W. Midlands
DY6 – postal address KINGSWINFORD, W. Midlands
DY7-9 – postal address STOURBRIDGE, W. Midlands
DY10-11 – postal address KIDDERMINSTER, Worcs.
DY12 – postal address BEWDLEY, Worcs.
DY13 – postal address STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN, Worcs.
DY14 – postal address KIDDERMINSTER, Worcs. (again)
|Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:42
|The postcode area E refers to east London, being entirely north of the Thames. The apparent haphazard numbering of the London postal districts can be explained in that, after the number 1 has been given to the most central district, the rest are assigned in alphabetical order according to their 1917 name, before postcodes were introduced.
Those original names are noted below in brackets.
All districts have the postal address LONDON.
E2 (Bethnal Green)
E6 (East Ham)
E7 (Forest Gate)
E12 (Manor Park)
E16 (Victoria Dock)
E18 (West Ham)
There are also the non-geographic postcode areas E77 and E98 reserved for specific large users.