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LONDON SW POSTCODE AREA
POSTCODE AREA SW
POSTCODE AREA NAME London SW
POST TOWNS 1
POSTCODE DISTRICTS 29
POSTCODE SECTORS 139
POSTCODES (LIVE) 21,046
POSTCODES (TOTAL) 34,726
Statistics as at February 2012
The SW (SOUTH WESTERN AND BATTERSEA) POSTCODE AREA, also known as the LONDON SW POSTCODE AREA, is a group of postcode districts covering part of southwest London , England. The area originates from the South Western (SW1–SW10) and Battersea (SW11–SW20) districts of the London post town.
* 1 Postal administration
* 1.1 List of postcode districts * 1.2 SW1
* 2 Boundaries * 3 Map * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
The postcode area originated in 1857 as the SW district. In 1868 it gained some of the area of the abolished S district, with the rest going to SE . It was divided into numbered districts in 1917. The South Western district consists of the postcode districts SW1–SW10 and the Battersea district consists of the postcode districts SW11–SW20.
LIST OF POSTCODE DISTRICTS
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts, with the historic postal district names shown in _italics_:
POSTCODE DISTRICT POST TOWN COVERAGE LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA
SW1E LONDON between Buckingham Gate and Victoria Station Westminster
SW1H LONDON east of Buckingham Gate Westminster
SW1P LONDON triangular area between Victoria Station, the Houses of Parliament , and Vauxhall Bridge Westminster
SW1Y LONDON St James\'s Westminster
SW3 LONDON _Chelsea district:_ Chelsea , Brompton , Knightsbridge (part) Kensington and Chelsea
SW13 LONDON _Barnes district:_ Barnes Richmond upon Thames
SW16 LONDON _ Streatham district:_ Streatham , Streatham Common , Norbury , Thornton Heath , Streatham Park , Furzedown , Streatham Vale , Mitcham Common , Pollards Hill , Eastfields Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Wandsworth
SW1 was originally the South Western head district. As it is now of very high density development it has been divided into smaller postcode districts. Where districts are used for purposes other than the sorting of mail, such as use as a geographic reference and on street signs, the SW1 subdivisions continue to be classed as one 'district'. Within the SW1 postcode district there are several distinctive postcode units:
* SW1A 0AA – House of Commons * SW1A 0PW – House of Lords , Palace of Westminster * SW1A 1AA – Buckingham Palace * SW1A 2AA – 10 Downing Street , Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury * SW1A 2AB – 11 Downing Street , Chancellor of the Exchequer * SW1A 2AH – Foreign and Commonwealth Office , King Charles Street * SW1A 2HQ – HM Treasury headquarters
The South Western postcode area has nine boroughs including all of the London Borough of Wandsworth , the western portion of the London Borough of Lambeth , a very small part of Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames , the southern sections of the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , the south-eastern portion of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham , the north-eastern area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the northern sections of the London Borough of Merton and London Borough of Croydon .
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Template:Attached KML/S W postcode area KML is from Wikidata S W postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CR , EC , KT , SE , SM , TW , W and WC postcode areas.
* ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). _National Statistics Postcode Products_. Office for National Statistics . February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". _OS OpenData_. Ordnance Survey . February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. * ^ Royal Mail (2004). _Address Management Guide_ (4 ed.). Royal Mail Group. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ Monopolies and Mergers Commission (1980). _The Inner London Letter Post_. HMSO . * ^ "Postcodes" (PDF). _Archive Information Sheet_. The British Postal Museum and Archive. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2010. * ^ _A_ _B_ "Names of Streets and Places in the London Postal area". HMSO . 1930. * ^ https://www.doogal.co.uk/UKPostcodes.php?Search=SW95 * ^ File:Londonpostal iln 1857.jpg * ^ Postcodes in the United Kingdom#History