Postal addresses: a little history and a lot of photos

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TN

TN is for Tonbridge and this large area reaches Sevenoaks in the north and forms a wide band either side of the Kent/East Sussex border right down to the English Channel.

TN1-4 – postal address TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Kent
TQ5839 : Town Hall by N Chadwick TQ5838 : The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells by Chris Whippet TQ6835 : Historic Castle by Oast House Archive TQ5842 : Shops, London Road, Southborough by Stacey Harris

TN5 – postal address WADHURST, E. Sussex
TN6 – postal address CROWBOROUGH, E. Sussex
TN7 – postal address HARTFIELD, E. Sussex
TN8 – postal address EDENBRIDGE, Kent
TQ6431 : Row of shops, High St by N Chadwick TQ5131 : Crowborough High Street by Paul Gillett TQ4735 : Church Street by Oast House Archive TQ4446 : Edenbridge old shops by Nigel Freeman

TN9-12 – postal address TONBRIDGE, Kent
TQ5946 : River Medway from Tonbridge Castle by Marathon TQ6048 : Suburban shopping parade, Higham Wood by N Chadwick TQ5243 : Leicester Square, Penshurst by Ian Taylor TQ7444 : High Street, Marden by Stacey Harris

TN13-15 – postal address SEVENOAKS, Kent
TN16 – postal address WESTERHAM, Kent
TQ5354 : High Street, Sevenoaks by Chris Whippet TQ5259 : Otford Village Pond and High Street by Brian Chadwick TQ6159 : View along St Marys Road (Donkey Lane) by dennis smith TQ4454 : The Green by Ian Capper

TN17-18 – postal address CRANBROOK, Kent
(TN18 was HAWKHURST until June 1985)
TN19 – postal address ETCHINGHAM, E. Sussex
TN20 – postal address MAYFIELD, E. Sussex
TN21 – postal address HEATHFIELD, E. Sussex
TN22 – postal address UCKFIELD, E. Sussex
TQ7736 : Nearly Xmas by Peter Turner TQ7630 : A268, Hawkhurst by N Chadwick TQ6724 : Bell Alley Road, Burwash by Kevin Gordon
TQ5826 : Mayfield village centre, East Sussex by nick macneill TQ5821 : High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex by Oast House Archive TQ4721 : Uckfield High Street by Malc McDonald

TN23-27 – postal address ASHFORD, Kent
TR0041 : Beaver Road by Oast House Archive TR0042 : Ashford High Street by Chris Morgan TR0546 : Wye: Church Street by Chris Downer TQ9240 : Oast House by Oast House Archive TQ8438 : Biddenden village centre by Oast House Archive

TN28 – postal address NEW ROMNEY, Kent
TN29 – postal address ROMNEY MARSH, Kent
TN30 – postal address TENTERDEN, Kent
TN31 – postal address RYE, E. Sussex
TR0624 : High Street by Simon Carey TR0916 : Dungeness: the new lighthouse from the old by Chris Downer TQ8833 : Tenterden, Kent by Ron Strutt TQ9220 : Rye: eastern side of Church Square by Chris Downer

TN32 – postal address ROBERTSBRIDGE, E. Sussex
TN33 – postal address BATTLE, E. Sussex
TN34-35 – postal address HASTINGS, E. Sussex
TN36 – postal address WINCHELSEA, E. Sussex
TQ7323 : Cottages, Station Road by Simon Carey TQ7415 : Battle: Bull Ring by Chris Downer TQ8209 : East Hill Lift by Oast House Archive TQ8812 : Fairlight Cove Cliffs by Glyn Baker TQ9017 : The Church of St Thomas, Winchelsea by Marathon

TN37-38 – postal address ST. LEONARD'S-ON-SEA, E. Sussex
TN39-40 – postal address BEXHILL-ON-SEA, E. Sussex

TQ7908 : Promenade, St Leonards by Robin Webster TQ8008 : Warrior Square, St Leonards by N Chadwick TQ7407 : King George V Colonnade, Bexhill by Malc McDonald TQ7206 : Western end of the Promenade proper, Bexhill-on-Sea by Bill Johnson

TQ

The only appearance of the letter Q in the postcode area list is here at Torquay, the area covering southeast Devon.

TQ1-2 – postal address TORQUAY
TQ3-4 – postal address PAIGNTON, Devon
TQ5 – postal address BRIXHAM, Devon
SX9265 : Oddicombe Beach from Babbacombe Downs, Devon taken 1964 by William Matthews SX9163 : Torquay: view over the marina from Warren Road by Chris Downer SX8961 : Hotels and holiday home, Paignton by Derek Harper SX8960 : Paignton Harbour by Derek Harper SX9256 : Brixham: the harbour from King Street by Chris Downer

TQ6 – postal address DARMTOUTH, Devon
TQ7 – postal address KINGSBRIDGE, Devon
TQ8 – postal address SALCOMBE, Devon
TQ9 – postal address TOTNES, Devon
SX8751 : Dartmouth. by Andy Peacock SX7344 : Kingsbridge: looking down Fore Street by Chris Downer SX7439 : Salcombe: Restaurant and Slipway by Mr Eugene Birchall SX8060 : High Street, Totnes by Kate Jewell

TQ10 – postal address SOUTH BRENT, Devon
TQ11 – postal address BUCKFASTLEIGH, Devon
TQ12-13 – postal address NEWTON ABBOT, Devon
TQ14 – postal address TEIGNMOUTH, Devon

SX6960 : Wellington Square, South Brent by Chris Allen SX7467 : Buckfast Abbey church by Derek Voller SX8671 : Queen Street, Newton Abbot by Jonathan Billinger SX7586 : The Square, Moretonhampstead by Natalia A McKenzie SX9472 : Teignmouth: the seafront by Chris Downer

TR

TR are the first two letters of Truro and this is therefore the southernmost postcode area in the UK, covering the western half of Cornwall and, of course, the Isles of Scilly.

TR1-4 – postal address TRURO, Cornwall
SW8244 : Cathedral Lane,Truro by Tim SW8433 : St Mawes: Slipway by Mr Eugene Birchall SW7938 : Devoran Quayside by Tony Atkin SW7950 : Batters' Shaft, West Chiverton by John Gibson

TR5 – postal address ST. AGNES, Cornwall
TR6 – postal address PERRANPORTH, Cornwall
TR7-8 – postal address NEWQUAY, Cornwall
TR9 – postal address ST. COLUMB, Cornwall
SW7250 : St Agnes by Niki Walton SW7554 : Perranporth : The Beach by Lewis Clarke SW8062 : Newquay Harbour & Town Beach by Alan Fleming SW8765 : Inn and Antiques by Tony Atkin SW9163 : Union Square, St Columb by Tony Atkin

TR10 – postal address PENRYN, Cornwall
TR11 – postal address FALMOUTH, Cornwall
TR12-13 – postal address HELSTON, Cornwall
TR14 – postal address CAMBORNE, Cornwall
SW7834 : The Town Hall, Penrhyn by Humphrey Bolton SW8231 : Falmouth: towards the town from Pendennis Castle by Chris Downer SW7011 : The Lizard: the lighthouse by Chris Downer SW6527 : Cannon by Helston Museum by Bill Boaden SW6440 : The Tower House, Camborne by Mike Smith

TR15-16 – postal address REDRUTH, Cornwall
TR17 – postal address MARAZION, Cornwall
TR18-20 – postal address PENZANCE, Cornwall
SW6941 : Fore Street, Redruth by Mike Smith SW6545 : Portreath Harbour by Philip Halling SW5130 : Marazion: fountain and causeway by Chris Downer
SW4730 : Penzance Harbour by David Dixon SW3425 : Land’s End: the signpost by Chris Downer SW4130 : Looking North from Sancreed Beacon by Tim

TR21 – postal address ISLES OF SCILLY
(was ST. MARY'S, Isles of Scilly until Dec. 2000)
TR22 – postal address ISLES OF SCILLY
(was ST. AGNES, Isles of Scilly until Dec. 2000)
TR23 – postal address ISLES OF SCILLY
(was BRYHER, Isles of Scilly until Dec. 2000)
TR24 – postal address ISLES OF SCILLY
(was TRESCO, Isles of Scilly until Dec. 2000)
TR25 – postal address ISLES OF SCILLY
(was ST. MARTIN'S, Isles of Scilly until Dec. 2000)
SV9010 : Hugh Town by Chris Downer SV8708 : Periglis and the Western Rocks St Agnes by Peter Skynner SV8715 : Shipman Head and Hell Bay, Bryher by Andrew Abbott SV8914 : Tresco Abbey by Jonathan Billinger SV9215 : St.Martin's by Richard Croft

TR26 – postal address ST. IVES, Cornwall
TR27 – postal address HAYLE, Cornwall

SW5140 : Across the rooftops 2 by Graham Horn SW5537 : Hayle : Hayle Sea Front by Lewis Clarke

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