The postman must hate Monteith Row

Posted by drnoble on 24 February 2013 in English (English)

I have been continuing with adding house numbers in Glasgow, and today took a walk down Monteith Row, which faces onto Glasgow Green.

As there are only houses on one side of the street, there are only odd numbers. Nothing unusual there, you may think. However, despite the street containing all consecutive odd numbers between 51 and 153. They are not all in order! They go 51, 53, 59, 57, 63, 61, 65, 67, 69, 71. (Although Mapnik doesn’t show every one)

I wasn’t able to confirm every house number, but either those missing fit into the pattern, or are completely random (which I suggest is not the case).

Location: Calton, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, G, United Kingdom

Comment from Pink Duck on 25 February 2013 at 15:08

Perhaps residents swapped homes on the same street and kept their house numbers to avoid needing to notify everyone of their change of address, except the postman. Perhaps homes 53 and 55 were merged into a single property. Or perhaps someone switched the house number numbers around for a prank.

Comment from pieleric on 26 February 2013 at 13:12

There is a 179 between 77 and 83. Isn’t this a typo? It looks like it should be 79 (it doesn’t look like the ordering is that bad).

Comment from drnoble on 26 February 2013 at 19:01

pieleric - Thanks - that was a typo - which should be fixed now.

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