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The SW (South Western) postal code region, also called London SW postal code area is a collection of postal code areas that cover parts of southwest London, England. The region stems from the South Western (SW1-- SW10) as well as Battersea (SW11-- SW20) areas of the London post town.

SW1 was initially the South Western principal district. It is of quite high density development and has been recently divided into lesser sized postcode districts. Where districts are made use of for functions besides the sorting of mail, such as use as a geographic reference and on street signs, the SW1 subdivisions continue their classification as one 'district'.

The postcode district originated in the year 1857, as the SW area. In 1868 it acquired several of the area of the abandoned S district, with the other parts going to SE. It was then divided up into numbered districts in the year 1917. The SW district is composed of postcode areas SW1-- SW10 while Battersea district has postcode districts SW11-- SW20. On the other hand, SW95 is a non-geographic postcode district, utilized by the Department for Job and Pensions. The postcode location is part of London post town There are no dependent localities that are needed in the location.

South Western postcode location encompasses postcode districts found on both sides of river Thames. SW 1 postcode district is composed of area of central London, on the north bank of river Thames, approximately between Chelsea and Hungerford Bridge, including Belgravia, Pimlico and some parts of Brompton and Westminster. It has Thames House, Dolphin Square, the Tate Gallery, Whitehall, Westminster School and Westminster Abbey. SW2-SW20 comprises the interior north-eastern part of this postcode area, with SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7 AND SW10 districts, north of the river.

The SW11 to SW20 forms the external south-western part of the postcode area. It is south of river Thames. This postcode area comprises all of London Borough of Wandsworth, western part of London Borough of Lambeth. Others are southern part of Westminster City and Royal Borough of Fulham and Hammersmith, the area of London Borough upon Thames, and northern parts of London Borough of Croydon and Merton.

The SW19 Area encompasses Merton, Colliers Wood and Wimbledon. The latter has been lived in since the Iron Age when hill fort on the Wimbledon Common is said to have been constructed. In the year 1087, the compilation of Domesday Book, Wimbledon was a section of manor of Mortlake.

The proprietorship of the manor of Wimbledon alternated between different rich merchants several times. This area additionally attracted other rich families that established big houses like Wimbledon, warren and Eagle House. The village advanced with a steady population that coexisted with wealthy traders from the city and nobility.

The Fox and Dog public house, in the 18th century, was made a stop on stagecoach journey to Portsmouth from London. In the year 1838, London and Southwestern Railway established a stop to the SE of the village at the foot of Wimbledon hill. The station's location shifted the heart of the development of the town away from its original village centre.

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