Postcode Gillingham SP8 5NR, UK
About the Address Gillingham SP8 5NR
Postcode SP8 5NR is in South West region of England. Gillingham SP8 5NR is within Gillingham ward It falls under constituency North Dorset. The nearest station is Gillingham (Dorset) which is 2.29km away from the postcode. The postcode SP8 5NR is under the Dorset police force and Wessex Water is the main water supplier in the area
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|Nearest Station:||Gillingham (Dorset)|
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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 SP8 5NR , SP8 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 SP8 5NR , SP is the Postcode Area whic falls under post town Salisbury.
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 SP8 5NR , 8 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 SP8 5NR , 5NR 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 SP8 5NR , 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 SP8 5NR , NR is the Postcode Unit.
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