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Local News Wiltshire
'Chinese Picasso' painting sells for record 2.6m
The painting was kept privately by its Berkshire owner after being given to the family in Hong Kong.BBC News
Daily Crime Update (Wiltshire Police)
Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred over the last 24 hours in the Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Melksham areas : Trowbridge &hellipWiltshire Police
Man stabbed multiple times in attack in Salisbury
The wounded man was airlifted to Southampton Hospital in a serious condition, police say.BBC News
WhatsApp 'snake porn' prosecution questioned by judge
Rugby coach Mark Glew was sent "unsolicited" extreme pornography via a messaging app, a court hears.BBC News
Black chief constable hope for Wiltshire Police's 'vindicated' officer
Sgt Ronnie Lungu fought racial discrimination at work - and hopes one day Wiltshire Police will have a black chief.BBC News
Calne stabbing: Teen jailed for hunting knife attack
Joseph Browne's victim has been left with permanent injuries and scars.BBC News
Useful advice if you are in danger and need police help (Wiltshire Police)
Dear residents,We have some useful advice for you. If you should ever find yourself in an emergency and you need our help, but the situation you are in means you are unable to ask for the polic&hellipWiltshire Police
Stonehenge tunnel benefits 'uncertain' says Audit Office
The National Audit Office says a road tunnel near Stonehenge "must deliver value for taxpayers".BBC News
Salisbury Outward Postcode (SP)
Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area.
Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (SP) and estimated address.
Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.
Home to Britain's most famous ancient monuments Wiltshire is a county that is defined by its place in English history. Unlike other counties however, it is the history of thousands of years ago that makes Wiltshire most famous. For amongst Wiltshire's wide-open plains and green hills are hundreds upon hundreds of burial mounds, chalk figures and stone circles (as well as more and more dubious crop circles.)
A good place to start is with the hugely impressive Iron Age Hillfort of Old Sarum, on the site of the original Salisbury City. This fort was used by everyone from the Romans to the Saxons to the Normans and then grew out to become one of the busiest and most successful settlements in the medieval era.
To this day Salisbury is still impressive, its fantastic cathedral boasting the tallest spire in England. In addition the city seems to be positively bursting with history, having not one but four original copies of the magna carta and the world's oldest working clock, as well as countless elegant historic buildings. People also use it as a base to go off and explore the other top box office destination in Wiltshire, Stonehenge. Stonehenge is one of the most famous historic sites in the world, a complex of earthworks surrounding a circle of large standing stones, built around 2500 BC and the center of a wide ranging complex of Bronze and Neolithic Age monuments as well as numerous burial mounds.
One of Britain's largest Stone Age burial mounds, for example, can be found nearby at Longbarrow in Kennet. Similarly at Avebury, 20 miles north of Stonehenge is the Avebury Ring, the oldest stone ring in existence anywhere in the world (older than Stonehenge) and one of the greatest achievements of prehistoric Europe.
Other sites worth seeing include the eight white horses carved into hillsides in the surrounding countryside and part of the White Horse Trail. There are beautiful walks all over the county that pass by the historic sites and they are amongst the best in Britain. With much of the county being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with mystical monuments and symbols everywhere you turn, Wiltshire truly is an intriguing and picturesque county.
The Salisbury postcode region (SP) contains 11 unique 'outward' codes. Salisbury is the main postal town/district for this region, with all postcodes starting with the following outward codes.
This page contains a list of postcodes for Salisbury area. Select a postcode to see the map location, demographics, house prices, local information, tourist guides and statistics:
Local demographics, guides and information
There's plenty of local information, guides and useful data to browse and explore, whether you're a Salisbury resident or a visitor to the area.
Scroll down to discover all you need to know about the Salisbury postcode area.
The SP postcode includes the following local authorities:
- Basingstoke and Deane
- East Dorset
- New Forest
- North Dorset
- Test Valley
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Discrimination by Postcode
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