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Sheffield post codes Do Not associate with each other...WHY?

 

Example. S6...Hillsborough....S7 Millhouses...

 

Why the BIG jump?.

 

 

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s35 worrall, outibridge ,Ecclesfield and chapeltown very confusing

 

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38 minutes ago, FinBak said:

Sheffield post codes Do Not associate with each other...WHY?

 

Example. S6...Hillsborough....S7 Millhouses...

 

Why the BIG jump?.

 

 

You are assuming that they have to associate with each other.

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22 minutes ago, Top Cats Hat said:

You are assuming that they have to associate with each other.

Logically yes...What other way is there?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, FinBak said:

Logically yes...What other way is there?

 

 

Why do they, what would be gained?

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6 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

Why do they, what would be gained?

An understanding...!

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understanding of what exactly?

 

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Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, smithy266 said:

understanding of what exactly?

Hmm...Why is S6 so far away from S 7.?

 

S6 should be closer to S 7...Surely?

 

Edited by FinBak

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10 minutes ago, smithy266 said:

understanding of what exactly?

 

Do you have any idea or are you just Trolling?

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Postal districts were made up in the 1970's or so by the Royal Mail for their own convenience. I should imagine that the geographic boundaries of the districts themselves were largely decided by the existing practices of the RM (e.g. locations of sorting offices). As for the numbering, if adjacent districts having similar numbers didn't aid sorting and distributing mail, then there would have been no reason for them to make the effort.

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According to the great god Google, we all live in Norton so don't worry about it.

Edited by cytine

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The first part of the postcode tells them which sorting office to send the mail to for local delivery. As for why the numbers don't always match, it's not possible to match up every neighbouring postcode area. Once you're outside the city centre and the immediate surrounding areas those districts will logically always be next to an area with a non-sequential number. I suspect someone just drew up a map, started with the city centre as S1 and worked their way out assigning numbers almost randomly, just making sure that Rotherham, Barnsley and Chesterfield locales were given high enough numbers so that they couldn't be mistaken for Sheffield or each other.

 

Re S35, those were mostly villages surrounding Sheffield for a long time so I guess they all had the same rural sorting office or something.

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