Postcode 172, Walmer Road, Portsmouth
About the Address 172, Walmer Road, Portsmouth
Postcode PO1 5AU is the address of 172, Walmer Road, Portsmouth which is in South East region of England. 172, Walmer Road, Portsmouth is within Fratton wardof administrative division of Portsmouth It falls under constituency Portsmouth South. The nearest station is Fratton which is 0.23km away from the postcode. The postcode PO1 5AU is under the Hampshire police force and Portsmouth Water is the main water supplier in the area
Postcode Search Result 172, Walmer Road, Portsmouth
|Parish:||Portsmouth, unparished area|
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An Outward Code is the first part of the postcode(before space). It is 2-4 characters long and always start with a letter but may end up with a number or letter. It is used to indicate the local area where a mail needs to be delivered. In the postcode PO1 5AU , PO1 is the Outward Code. Postcode finder tool is designed to explain the Outward Code of the address you are searching. An Outward Code is further divided into Postcode Area and Postcode District.
A Postcode Area is the first part of the Outward Code. It is an initial string of the letters(all the characters before the first number). It is 1 or 2 characters long and always alphabetical. In the postcode PO1 5AU , PO is the Postcode Area whic falls under post town Portsmouth.
The Postcode District is the last part of Outward Code. It is one digit, two-digit or a digit followed by a letter. In the postcode PO1 5AU , 1 is the Postcode Disctrict.
The Inward Code is the second part of the postcode(after space). It is always three characters long and always begins with a letter. The Inward Code assists in the delivery of post within a postal district. In the postcode PO1 5AU , 5AU is the Inward Code. You can find out the Inward Code of a postcode using the Postcode Finder tool.
Postcode Sector is the first part of the Inward Code. It is made up of a single digit (the first character of the inward code). In the postcode PO1 5AU , 5 is the Postcode Sector.
The Postcode Unit is the second part of the Inward Code. It is the 2 characters added after the postcode sector. Each postcode unit generally represents a street, part of a street, a single address, a group of properties, a single property, a sub-section of the property, an individual organisation. The level of discrimination is often based on the amount of mail received by the premises or business. In the postcode PO1 5AU , AU is the Postcode Unit.
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