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Place Names - 7 digit instead of name

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Place Names - 7 digit instead of name

Posted: 1355370229000
Classification: Query
I have noticed that some members of insist on quoting place names as a seven digit number. I have not been able to find what the seven digit number refers to and it is really frustrating when one of these appears in data in links.

I have spent a lot of time researching this and drawn a complete blank.
Here are some examples...
1656734, Bedfordshire, England
1656790, Bedfordshire, England

They all seem to begin with 165 through 169.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
GeoffreyDTayl... 1355370229000 
kj_norway 1355371798000 
tulrose 1355371888000 
silverfox3280 1355372935000 
GeoffreyDTayl... 1355379046000 
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