BT PCP cabinets in Enfield, Southgate, Barnet, Whetstone, North Finchley, Potters Bar, and Cuffley
I.e. parts of N14, N12, N20, N21, EN2, EN4, EN5, EN6, and EN7
I.e. parts of the coverage of LNWIN, LNENF, LNBAR, LNPGN, LNNWS, LNNFN, LNPOT, and LNCUF exchanges
In my excursions around the area near home, and with the help of the
spreadsheet mapping postcodes to BT PCP cabinets for FTTC (see below, there's a more recent version) I've managed to
locate a number of BT PCP cabinets on the ground. So I started with a
Google maps overlay of BT PCP cabinet locations for Enfield, Southgate, Barnet, Whetstone, and North Finchley
Clearly this sort of approach won't scale to the whole country - in fact,
Google Maps goes rather odd when one gets to 200 pins (as one can see on
the above map - pins shown with the wrong icon, pins shown in the wrong
colour). For this reason, the above map is no longer being updated.
I'm not sure of the best way to divide areas. I don't think mapping each
exchange works, because one really would want to know the coverage in a
geographic area. Mapping by the first part of postcodes doesn't seem right
For the time being, I'm experimenting with showing one exchange's coverage
area, with its immediate neighbours shown as well.:
- LNWIN - all cabinets in spreadsheet are mapped.
- LNBAR - all cabinets in spreadsheet are mapped. (Thanks to Graham,
who let me know that the two old cabinets at the end of Bruce Road now
have numbers crudely spray painted on them, showing that one is p36 and
the other p65).
- LNPGN - all cabinets in spreadsheet except p49 and p51 are mapped.
p49 feeds a new estate behind Palmers Green library, but two site visits
failed to find it. I believe p51 feeds a new block of flats at the top of
Hazelwood Lane, a site visit failed to find it - I wonder if it's in the
car park behind an automated gate ?
- LNNWS - all cabinets in spreadsheet except p3 are mapped, although
the coverage of p27, p30, and p36 appears quite odd. I reckon p3 might
be on the Millenium Green somewhere - the whole area has been redeveloped
quite a lot since I was a lad.
- LNENF - about 8 cabinets in spreadsheet still to map.
The spreadsheet I mention above is dated 13 April 2011 and covers up to deployment phase 7b.
There's a newer Postcode to PCP cabinet spreadsheet which covers up to deployment phase 9b, the filename is dated December 2012 (I'm writing this on 1 May 2012...). If you do File,Export you can download it as a 58MB csv file.