See "NaPTAN Necessitous National Naming " (read again).
Little Billing Church
= Little Billing Manorfield Road
= Little Billing Orchard Hill
= Little Billing Church Lane
= Little Billing Home Farm
= Little Billing The Priory
= Little Billing where fbb caught his bus to school
or any other combination suited to local or national needs.
Little Billing, The Lees, Boughton Lees, Ashford, TN25 4HH
In the meantime, why does NaPTAN need all this?
Everything, except the very useful "StopType" type codes (?), can be electronically, mathematically and automatically derived from the grid reference and the one chosen name. Maybe the system could miss out details of the colour of the pole and the name of the man who planted it?
Tomorrow we sample some of the consequences of this complexity ...
** jot and tittle. For those unfamiliar with Hebrew script, "jots and tittles" are minuscule marks that formed essential parts of the written and printed letters. Here is a Hebrew letter fully "jotted and tittled" according to its position in a sentence! And yew thought English spelling was a pane?
Next Blog : due Thursday January 12th