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Author Topic: Where, on the internet, can I find out locations associated with UK postcodes?  (Read 1024 times)

Offline Cosmos

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Is there anywhere online that I can find out the information about the first part of the postcode? As an example, where is LA12? Must be free.
« Last Edit: 12 May, 2016, 06:21:01 AM by Cosmos »
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Google is your friend:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ulverston,+Cumbria+LA12/@54.2183653,-3.1930691,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c9593e3646817:0x1b4a5485855b386c!8m2!3d54.2858996!4d-3.0685686

You seem to also be able to get the full postcode data for free from OS:
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/code-point-open.html

Personally, I thought the Royal Mail guarded the PAF (Postcode Address File) rather jealously, but perhaps things have changed of late.

There are also a couple of websites with crowd sourced data, too, but they are likely incomplete.

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Or you could simply ask Mrs P-K
at least where London postcodes are concerned.

For some reason she knows every single postcode in London and bores everybody over dinner regularly by reeling them off and saying she really ought to go on Mastermind with her specialist subject being 'London postcodes from 1900 to the present day'. We tend to yawn politely and suddenly get very interested in the Camembert.

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