[Tagging] A place where letters & parcels are sent to be sorted so they can be delivered?

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sat Feb 25 14:33:11 UTC 2017


On Sat Feb 25 10:49:49 2017 GMT, Dave F wrote:
> 
> This is interesting. From what wikipedia says, the building I was 
> tagging in Britain may not be classed as a sorting office/mail centre 
> any more, but a 'delivery office'. (only 28 taginfo of a claimed 1,356 - 
> maybe a good quarterly project for Talk-GB?).
> 
A delivery office is subtly different in that it is the point where posties do the final sort into their bags for delivery. In terms of mapping these are the most important places to map as they are where the public go to collect mail that couldn't be delivered. The public do not generally need to access a sorting office as that deals with outgoing mail.

To complicate things a bit further, Shrewsbury Mail Centre acts as both outgoing sorting office and local delivery office. I would imagine that is quite common in large towns and cities.

Phil (trigpoint)
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