List of telephone area name changes in the United Kingdom

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This list of telephone area name changes in the United Kingdom documents proposed and actually changes to the names of telephone areas, made in the third millennium by Oftel and its successor Ofcom, with assistance from BT and Cable & Wireless plc (C&W).

Background[edit]

In 2003, Oftel published a proposal[1] to create a National Telephone Numbering Plan (NTNP). This draft plan proposed changing the names of many areas from whatever name BT had previously used. Following responses from BT,[2] C&W[3] and others the final plan was published with a number of amendments incorporated,[4] followed by a minor revision a few weeks later.[5] A few months later, the data and the responsibility for maintaining it was passed to Ofcom.

Ofcom's data is contained in two files: the NTNP PDF file[6] (updated several times per year) and the SABC CSV file[7] for electronic download (published weekly). Although the data in these files should be identical, there have been and still are many differences between them.

In one background document[8] from 2004, Ofcom states that In order to conform to the National Telephone Numbering Plan (NTNP), the names of the following Geographic Area Codes have changed - 1248, 1268, 1275, 1276, 1291, 1293, 1306, 1322, 1327, 1334, 1344, 1354, 1356, 1375, 1384, 1394, 1425, 1438, 1442, 1451, 1454, 1461, 1470, 1471, 1477, 1478, 1485, 1488, 1489, 1491, 1543, 1561, 1562, 1582, 1588, 1598, 1661, 1668, 1675, 1680, 1681, 1684, 1688, 1689, 1695, 1707, 1720, 1727, 1737, 1744, 1753, 1770, 1784, 1806, 1821, 1856, 1870, 1877, 1883, 1885, 1889, 1895, 1908, 1920, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1932, 1952, 1953, 1963, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1992.

However, several of the above area codes did not see any name change.[citation needed] It had been proposed[who?] to change some names but in the end either the original BT name continued to be used or a completely new name suggested by either BT or C&W, or by both, was adopted. The Ofcom proposal[1] also contained a large number of spelling mistakes in the proposed area code names. Some of those errors were rectified within weeks or months, while others have still not been fixed eight years later. Additionally, several other areas changed their name after suggestions by BT and/or C&W, although Ofcom originally had no plans to change them. There are also several areas which changed name but are not listed above. Additionally some names were changed in one Ofcom document but were not updated in the other Ofcom document until several years later. Some have still not been updated or corrected.

Nine more place names were fixed in a reissued NTNP PDF document in mid-December 2011.[9]

List[edit]

The proposed and actual changes, along with the list of implementation errors, are detailed below.

Code SABC March 2003[10] Oftel 2003 Proposal[1] BT 2003 comments[2] C&W 2003 comments[3] NTNP edits 2003 onwards[6] SABC edits 2003 onwards[7] Status 2012
117 Bristol
(Inner - See also 1275)
Bristol No comment. No comment. Bristol Bristol OK
1229 0,1 Barrow-in-Furness / Millom Barrow-in-Furness / Millom No comment. No comment. Barrow-in-Furness / Millom (7) then changed to Barrow-in-Furness (2,4,5,6,8) / Millom (3,7,9) in 2005. Barrow-in-Furness National Dialling (2003- ). Should be Barrow-in-Furness/Millom National Dialling. NTNP OK.
Error in SABC. Should be Barrow-in-Furness/Millom National Dialling.
1233 Ashford Ashford No comment. Could cause confusion. Suggest Ashford (Kent). Ashford (Kent) Ashford (2003- ). Should be Ashford (Kent). NTNP OK.
Error in SABC. Should be Ashford (Kent).
1248 Bangor (N Wales) Bangor Suggest using Bangor (Wales). Clashes with 28 91. Suggest Bangor (Wales). Bangor (Gwynedd) Bangor (Gwynedd) OK
1260 Congleton
(See also 1477)
Congleton No comment. No comment. Congleton Congleton OK
1268 Stanford-le-Hope
(See also 1375)
Canvey Island Suggest using Basildon. Consider using Basildon. Basildon Basildon OK (using BT and C&W suggested name).
1271 Barnstable [sic] Barnstable [sic] No comment. No comment. Barnstable (2003–2011) then corrected to Barnstaple in late 2011. Barnstable (2003–2010) then corrected to Barnstaple in 2010. NTNP now OK.
SABC now OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1275 Bristol
(Outer - See also 117)
Clevedon Clevedon.
No comment.
Clevedon. Agree. Clevedon Clevedon OK
1276 Ascot
(See also 1344)
Camberley Camberley.
No comment.
Camberley. Agree. Camberley Camberley OK
1284 Bury-St-Edmunds [sic] Bury-St-Edmunds [sic] No comment. No comment. Bury-St-Edmunds (2003–2011) then corrected to Bury St Edmunds in late 2011. Bury-St-Edmunds (2003–2010) then corrected to Bury St Edmunds in 2010. NTNP now OK.
SABC now OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1286 Caernarvon [sic] Caernarvon [sic] No comment. No comment. Caernarvon (2003–2011) then corrected to Caernarfon in late 2011. Caernarvon (2003–2010) then corrected to Caernarfon in 2010. NTNP now OK.
SABC now OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1289 Berwick-on-Tweed [sic] Berwick-on-Tweed [sic] No comment. No comment. Berwick-on-Tweed (2003–2011) then corrected to Berwick-upon-Tweed in late 2011. Berwick-on-Tweed (2003–2010) then corrected to Berwick-upon-Tweed in 2010. NTNP now OK.
SABC now OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1291 Shirenewton Chepstow Chepstow.
No comment.
Chepstow. Agree. Chepstow Chepstow OK
1293 Newdigate
(See also 1306)
Crawley Crawley.
No comment.
Crawley. Agree. Crawley Crawley OK
1294 Ardrossan Ardrossan Ardrossan.
No comment.
Consider using Irvine. Ardrossan Ardrossan OK
1306 Newdigate
(See also 1293)
Dorking Dorking.
No comment.
Dorking. Agree. Dorking Dorking OK
1322 Swanley
(See also 1959 & 1689)
Dartford Dartford.
No comment.
Dartford. Agree. Dartford Dartford OK
1327 Weedon Daventry Daventry.
No comment.
Daventry. Agree. Daventry Daventry OK
1329 Fareham
(See also 1489)
Fareham No comment. No comment. Fareham Fareham OK
1333 Peat Inn
(See also 1334)
Peat Inn Peat Inn.
No comment.
Peat Inn. Agree. Peat Inn (2003- ) Peat Inn (2003- ) Leven (Fife) would be a better name for 1333. Peat Inn is in 1334.
1334 Peat Inn
(See also 1333)
St Andrews St Andrews.
No comment.
St Andrews. Agree. St Andrews (2003- ) St Andrews (2003- ) In renaming 1334 Ofcom renamed the wrong area.
1340 Craigellachie Craigellachie No comment. No comment. Craigellachie Craigellachie OK (Aberlour may be a better name, no exchange in Craigellachie).
1344 Ascot
(See also 1276)
Bracknell Bracknell.
No comment.
Bracknell. Agree. Bracknell Bracknell OK
1354 Doddington Chatteris Chatteris.
No comment.
Chatteris. Agree. Chatteris Chatteris OK
1355 East Kilbride
(See also 1357)
Kilbride Consider East Kilbride for both. Suggest using East Kilbride. East Kilbride East Kilbride OK
1356 Brechin Brechin No comment. No comment. Brechin Brechin OK (Listed by Ofcom as changing name in 2003 but name not actually changed).
1357 East Kilbride
(See also 1355)
East Kilbride Consider East Kilbride for both. Suggest using Strathaven. Strathaven Strathaven OK (using C&W suggested name).
1375 Stanford-le-Hope
(See also 1268)
Stanford-le-Hope Suggest using Grays Thurrock instead of Stanford Le Hope [sic]. Suggest using Grays Thurrock. Grays Thurrock Grays Thurrock OK (using BT and C&W suggested name).
1384 Stourbridge
(See also 1562)
Dudley Dudley.
No comment.
Dudley. Agree. Dudley Stourbridge (2003–2007) then corrected to Dudley in 2007. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1388 5 Stanhope (5) and Bishop Auckland Stanhope (4) and Bishop Auckland 01388 contains two separate charge groups: 01388 and 01388 5. Stanhope sub-reference needs correcting: (5) not (4). No comment. Stanhope (5) 1388 5 Stanhope OK (The Stanhope exchange is located in Eastgate).
1394 Shottisham Felixstowe Felixstowe.
No comment.
Felixstowe. Agree. Felixstowe Felixstowe OK
1425 Burley Ringwood Ringwood.
No comment.
Ringwood. Agree. Ringwood Ringwood OK
1437 2,3,4,5 Clynderwen Clynderwen No comment. No comment. Clynderwen Clynderwen OK (The correct Welsh spelling is Clunderwen).
1438 Knebworth
(See also 1920)
Knebworth Suggest using Stevenage. Suggest using Stevenage. Stevenage Stevenage OK (using BT and C&W suggested name).
1442 Markyate
(See also 1582)
Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead.
No comment.
Hemel Hempstead. Agree. Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead OK
1451 Bourton-on-the-Water Stow-on-the-Wold Stow-on-the-Wold.
No comment.
Stow-on-the-Wold. Agree. Stow-on-the-Wold Stow-on-the-Wold OK
1454 Rangeworthy Chipping Sodbury Chipping Sodbury.
No comment.
Chipping Sodbury. Agree. Chipping Sodbury Chipping Sodbury OK
1461 Annan Gretna Gretna.
No comment.
Gretna. Agree. Gretna Gretna OK
1470 Edinbane Isle of Skye - Edinbane Isle of Skye - Edinbane.
No comment.
Isle of Skye - Edinbane. Agree. Isle of Skye - Edinbane Isle of Skye - Edinbane OK
1471 Broadford Isle of Skye - Broadford Isle of Skye - Broadford.
No comment.
Isle of Skye - Broadford. Agree. Isle of Skye - Broadford Isle of Skye - Broadford OK
1477 Congleton
(See also 1260)
Holmes Chapel Holmes Chapel.
No comment.
Holmes Chapel. Agree. Holmes Chapel Holmes Chappel (2003–2007) then corrected to Holmes Chapel in 2007. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1478 Portree Isle of Skye - Portree Isle of Skye - Portree.
No comment.
Isle of Skye - Portree. Agree. Isle of Skye - Portree Isle of Skye - Portree OK
1482 Hull Hull No comment. No comment. Hull Hull Kingston-upon-Hull would be a better name.
1485 Docking Hunstanton Hunstanton.
No comment.
Hunstanton. Agree. Hunstanton Hunstanton OK
1488 Great Shefford Hungerford Hungerford.
No comment.
Hungerford. Agree. Hungerford Hungerford OK
1489 Fareham
(See also 1329)
Bishops Waltham Bishops Waltham.
No comment.
Bishops Waltham. Agree. Bishops Waltham Bishops Waltham OK
1491 Nettlebed Henley-on-Thames Henley-on-Thames.
No comment.
Henley-on-Thames. Agree. Henley-on-Thames Henley on Thames (2003–2010) then corrected to Henley-on-Thames in 2010. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1507 4 Alford (Lincs) Alford No comment. Clashes with 1975. Suggest Alford (Lincs). Alford (Lincolnshire) (2003) then corrected to Alford (Lincs) later in 2003. Alford (Lincs) NTNP now OK.
SABC OK.
1507 5 Spilsby Spilsby 01507 - contains two rather than three charge groups. 01507 5, like the rest of the range bar Alford, is Louth, and not Spilsby - Spilsby is 01790. The reference to Spilsby should be deleted. No comment. Spilsby removed (2003–2005) then added again in 2005. Spilsby (2003- ) Horncastle would be a better name for 1507 2 and 1507 5.
Spilsby is 1790.
15395 Grange over Sands [sic] Grange-Over-Sands [sic] No comment. Grange-over-sands.
No comment.
Grange-Over-Sands (2003–2011) then corrected to Grange-over-Sands in late 2011. Grange over Sands (2003–2010) then corrected to Grange-over-Sands in 2010. NTNP now OK.
SABC now OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1543 Burntwood Cannock Cannock.
No comment.
Cannock. Agree. Cannock Cannock OK
1559 Llandyssul [sic] Llandyssul [sic] No comment. No comment. Llandyssul (2003–2011) then corrected to Llandysul in late 2011. Llandyssul (2003–2010) then corrected to Llandysul in 2010. NTNP now OK.
SABC now OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1561 Fordoun Laurencekirk Laurencekirk.
No comment.
Laurencekirk. Agree. Laurencekirk Laurencekirk OK
1562 Stourbridge
(See also 1384)
Stourbridge Stourbridge.
No comment.
Consider using Kidderminster. Kidderminster Kidderminster OK (using C&W suggested name).
1582 Markyate
(See also 1442)
Luton Luton.
No comment.
Luton. Agree. Luton Luton OK
1588 Craven Arms Bishops Castle Bishops Castle.
No comment.
Bishops Castle. Agree. Bishops Castle Bishops Castle OK
1594 Lydney Lydney Lydney.
No comment.
Consider using Dean. Lydney Lydney OK
1598 Brayford Lynton Lynton.
No comment.
Consider using Barnstable [sic] [Bad idea]. Lynton Lynton OK
1603 Norwich_ Norwich No comment. No comment. Norwich Norwich_ (2000–2012) then corrected to Norwich in early 2012. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
Trailing space in SABC removed in early 2012.
1636 Newark Newark No comment. No comment. Newark Newark Newark-on-Trent would be a better name.
1637 Newquay
(See also 1841)
Newquay No comment. No comment. Newquay Newquay OK
1661 Wylam Prudhoe Prudhoe.
No comment.
Prudhoe. Agree. Prudhoe Prudhoe OK
1668 Belford Bamburgh Bamburgh.
No comment.
Consider using Wooler. Bamburgh Bamburgh OK
1675 Meriden
(See also 1676)
Coleshill Coleshill.
No comment.
Coleshill. Agree. Coleshill Coleshill OK
1676 Meriden
(See also 1675)
Meriden Meriden.
No comment.
Meriden. Agree. Meriden Meriden OK
1680 Craignure Isle of Mull - Craignure Isle of Mull - Craignure.
No comment.
Isle of Mull - Craignure. Agree. Isle of Mull - Craignure Isle of Mull - Craignure OK
1681 Fionnphort Isle of Mull - Fionnphort Isle of Mull - Fionnphort.
No comment.
Isle of Mull - Fionnphort. Agree. Isle of Mull - Fionnphort Isle of Mull - Fionnphort OK
1684 Hanley Swan Hanley Swan Suggest using Tewkesbury. Suggest using Malvern. Malvern Malvern OK (using C&W suggested name).
1686 4 Llanidloes Llandiloes [sic] No comment. Spelling error. Use Llanidloes. Llanidloes Llanidloes OK. Spelling error fixed in 2003.
1688 Tobermory Isle of Mull - Tobermory Isle of Mull - Tobermory.
No comment.
Isle of Mull - Tobermory. Agree. Isle of Mull - Tobermory Isle of Mull - Tobermory OK
1689 Swanley
(See also 1322 & 1959)
Orpington Orpington.
No comment.
Orpington. Agree. Orpington Orpington OK
1695 Skelmersdale (Rainford)
(See also 1744)
Skelmersdale Skelmersdale.
No comment.
Skelmersdale. Agree. Skelmersdale Skelmersdale OK
1697 Brampton Brampton Brampton should be 016977, not 01697. No comment. Correctly listed as 016977 (2003–2004) then incorrect 01697 (2005- ). Correctly listed as 16977 (2001–2002) then incorrect 1697 (2003- ). 16977 is a five-digit area code.
1707 Colney Heath
(See also 1727)
Welwyn Garden City Suggest using Potters Bar. Consider using Potters Bar. Welwyn Garden City Welwyn Garden City OK (BT and C&W suggested Potters Bar).
1720 Scillonia Isles of Scilly Isles of Scilly.
No comment.
Isles of Scilly. Agree. Isles of Scilly Isles of Scilly OK
1727 Colney Heath
(See also 1707)
St Albans St Albans.
No comment.
St Albans. Agree. St Albans St Albans OK
1737 Merstham
(See also 1883)
Redhill Redhill.
No comment.
Redhill. Agree. Redhill Redhill OK
1744 Rainford
(See also 1695)
St Helens St Helens.
No comment.
St Helens. Agree. St Helens St Helens OK
1753 Iver
(See also 1895 & 1784)
Slough Slough.
No comment.
Slough. Agree. Slough Slough OK
1770 Brodick Isle of Arran Isle of Arran.
No comment.
Isle of Arran. Agree. Isle of Arran Isle of Arran OK
1784 Iver
(See also 1895 & 1753)
Staines Staines.
No comment.
Staines. Agree. Staines Staines OK
1790 Spilsby
(See also 1507)
Spilsby Spilsby.
No comment.
Spilsby. Agree. Spilsby Spilsby OK
1806 Voe Shetland Shetland.
No comment.
Shetland. Agree. Shetland Shetland OK
1807 Ballindalloch Ballindalloch No comment. No comment. Ballindalloch Ballindalloch OK
1821 Coupar Angus
(See also 1828)
Kinross Consider using Kinrossie or Errol. Kinross is 01577 and many miles away. Kinross [sic]. Agree
(See BT comments).
Kinrossie Kinrossie OK (using BT suggested name).
1828 Coupar Angus
(See also 1821)
Coupar Angus Coupar Angus.
No comment.
Coupar Angus. Agree. Coupar Angus Coupar Angus OK
1832 Clopton Clopton Clopton.
No comment.
Suggest using Oundle. Clopton Clopton OK
1841 Newquay
(See also 1637)
Newquay No comment. Consider using Padstow. Newquay (2003- ) Newquay (2003- ) Clashes with 1637. C&W suggested Padstow in 2003.
1843 Thanet Thanet No comment. No comment. Thanet Thanet OK (Thanet is a region not a town).
1847 Thurso / Tongue Thurso / Tongue 01847 would be better shown in the same way as 01339. Use 01847 Thurso (8) and Tongue (6) as these are non-adjacent charge groups. No comment. Thurso [5,8] / Tongue (6) (2003–2005) then changed to Thurso (2,3,4,5,8) / Tongue (6,7,9) in 2005. Thurso (8) / Tongue (6) (2002) then Thurso (5,8) / Tongue (6) (2003) then Thurso (2,3,4,5,8) / Tongue (6,7,9) 2004 onwards. OK
1851 7,8 Stornoway Stornaway [sic] No comment. Spelling error. Use Stornoway. Stornoway Stornoway OK. Spelling error fixed in 2003.
1856 Kirkwall Orkney Orkney.
No comment.
Orkney. Agree. Orkney Orkney OK
1864 Abington Abington No comment. No comment. Abington Abington OK (The Abington exchange is located in Crawford).
1870 Benbecula Isle of Benbecula Isle of Benbecula.
No comment.
Isle of Benbecula. Agree. Isle of Benbecula Isle of Benbecula OK
1877 Trossachs Callandar [sic] No comment. Callandar [sic]. Agree. Callandar (2003–2011) then corrected to Callander in late 2011. Callander NTNP now OK.
SABC OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1878 Lohboisdale [sic] Lochboisdale Lochboisdale.
No comment.
Lochboisdale. Agree. Lochboisdale Lohboisdale (2003–2005) then corrected to Lochboisdale in 2005. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1883 Merstham
(See also 1737)
Caterham Caterham.
No comment.
Caterham. Agree. Caterham Caterham OK
1885 Bromyard
(See also 1886)
Pencombe No comment. Suggest using Bromyard. Pencombe (2003- ) Pencombe (2003- ) In renaming 1885 Ofcom renamed the wrong area.
1886 Bromyard
(See also 1885)
Bromyard No comment. Suggest using Leigh Sinton. Bromyard (2003- ) Bromyard (2003- ) Knightwick or Leigh Sinton would be a better name for 1886. Bromyard businesses use 1885.
1889 Dapple Heath Rugely [sic] No comment. Rugely [sic]. Agree. Rugely (2003–2011) then corrected to Rugeley in late 2011. Rugeley NTNP now OK.
SABC OK.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
1890 6 n/a n/a No comment. No comment. Ayton (7) (2003–2004) then changed to Ayton (5,6,7,9) in 2005. Coldstream (2003–2005) then corrected to Ayton in 2005. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1895 Iver
(See also 1753 & 1784)
Uxbridge Uxbridge.
No comment.
Uxbridge Agree. Uxbridge Uxbridge OK
1902 Wolverhampton
(See also 1922)
Wolverhampton No comment. No comment. Wolverhampton Wolverhampton OK
1908 Wolverton Milton Keynes Milton Keynes.
No comment.
Milton Keynes. Agree. Milton Keynes Milton Keynes OK
191 2,4,6,8 Tyneside Tyneside No comment. No comment. Tyneside Tyneside Newcastle-upon-Tyne would be a better name.
191 5 Wearside Sunderland Sunderland.
No comment.
Sunderland. Agree. Sunderland Wearside (2003–2007) then corrected to Sunderland in 2007. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1920 Knebworth
(See also 1438)
Ware Ware.
No comment.
Ware.
No comment.
Ware Ware OK
1922 Wolverhampton
(See also 1902)
Walsall Walsall.
No comment.
Walsall.
No comment.
Walsall Walsall OK
1926 Leamington Spa Warwick Warwick.
No comment.
Suggest Leamington Spa. Warwick Warwick OK
1928 Frodsham Runcorn No comment. Runcorn. Agree. Runcorn Runcorn OK
1931 Shap Bampton Suggest continuing to use Shap. Suggest Shap. Shap Shap OK (using BT and C&W suggested name).
1932 Esher
(See also 1372)
Esher No comment. Clashes with 1372. Suggest Weybridge. Weybridge Weybridge OK (using C&W suggested name).
1934 Weston-Super-Mare [sic] Weston-Super-Mare [sic] No comment. No comment. Weston-Super-Mare (2003–2011) then corrected to Weston-super-Mare in late 2011. Weston-Super-Mare (2003- ). Should be Weston-super-Mare. NTNP now OK.
Error in SABC. Should be Weston-super-Mare.
(Error persists in TACT.[11])
19467 Gosforth (Mixed) Gosforth No comment. Gosforth. Agree. Gosforth Gosforth (Mixed) (2003- ). Should be Gosforth. NTNP OK.
Error in SABC. Should be Gosforth.
1952 Wellington Telford Telford.
No comment.
Telford.
No comment.
Telford Telford OK
1953 Attleborough Wymondham Wymondham.
No comment.
Wymondham.
No comment.
Wymondham Wymondham OK
1959 Swanley
(See also 1322 & 1689)
Westerham Westerham.
No comment.
Consider Swanley or Biggin Hill. Westerham Swanley (2003–2007) then corrected to Westerham in 2007. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.
1963 Templecombe Wincanton Wincanton.
No comment.
Wincanton. Agree. Wincanton Wincanton OK
1975 5 Alford (Aberdeen) Alford No comment. Clashes with 1507. Suggest Alford (Scotland). Alford (Aberdeenshire) (2003–2005) then corrected to Alford (Aberdeen) in 2005. Alford (Aberdeen) NTNP now OK.
SABC OK.
1980 Bulford Camp Amesbury Amesbury.
No comment.
Amesbury. Agree. Amesbury Amesbury OK
1983 Ryde Isle of Wight Isle of Wight.
No comment.
Isle of Wight. Agree. Isle of Wight Isle of Wight OK
1984 Stogumber Watchet Watchet.
No comment.
Watchet. Agree. Watchet Watchet OK (The Watchet exchange is located in Williton).
1992 Hoddesdon Lea Valley Suggest continuing to use Hoddesden. Consider Waltham Cross. Lea Valley Lea Valley OK (BT and C&W each suggested a different name).
1994 St Clears Whitland Suggest continuing to use St Clears. Suggest using St Clears. St Clears St Clears OK (using BT and C&W suggested name).
28 10,11 Nothern [sic] Ireland National Dialling n/a No comment. No comment. n/a Nothern Ireland National Dialling (2003–2010) then corrected to Northern Ireland National Dialling in 2010. SABC now OK.
28 40 Banbridge Bambridge [sic] Spelling error. Use Banbridge. Spelling error. Use Banbridge. Banbridge Banbridge OK. Spelling error fixed in 2003.
28 43 Newcastle Newcastle No comment. Could cause confusion. Suggest Newcastle (Co Down). Newcastle (Co. Down) Newcastle (2003–2010) then corrected to Newcastle (Co. Down) in 2010. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK (using C&W suggested name).
28 66 Enniskillen Enniskilen [sic] Spelling error. Use Enniskillen. Spelling error. Use Enniskillen. Enniskillen Enniskillen OK. Spelling error fixed in 2003.
28 81 Newtownstewart Newtonstewart [sic] Spelling error. Use Newtownstewart. Spelling error. Use Newtownstewart. Newtownstewart Newtownstewart OK. Spelling error fixed in 2003.
28 90 Belfast City Belfast Belfast.
No comment.
Belfast. Agree. Belfast Belfast City (2003- ). Should be Belfast. NTNP OK.
Error in SABC. Should be Belfast.
28 91 Bangor Bangor No comment. Clashes with 1248. Suggest Bangor (Co Down). Bangor (Co. Down) Bangor (2003–2010) then corrected to Bangor (Co. Down) in 2010. NTNP OK.
SABC now OK.

References[edit]

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