Where does 'north' begin?

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All these regional words and terminology for the other thread got me wondering, where does North begin?

For me, it's from Hertfordshire upwards :D
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  • Faith177
    Faith177 Posts: 2,927 Forumite
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    Anything past the top of the M25 lol

    OH is from Birmingham I call him an Northerner he says he isnt
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  • prosaver
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    ''look north'' bbc news starts in liverpool manchester, however the call it the same in the north east??
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  • maman
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    I'm always amused by people who say north of Watford Gap as being north when they are really thinking of Watford.


    Watford is just off the M25 whereas Watford Gap Services being north of Northampton is probably just about north if you divide England into two (north to south).
  • coolcait
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    It depends where you are. Seriously :).

    Having read the other thread, most of the posts which talked about 'north' were actually referring to regions which I would describe as being 'south'.

    Given where I am. ;)
  • prosaver
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    yes. if you live in Scotland
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  • Anatidaephobia
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    Well, I live in Scotland, so it depends what I'm referring to. I don't think of anywhere in England being north, really, because relative to me it's all south - but of course I recognise that England is a country and does indeed have a north (probably Manchester area upwards).

    So I guess it depends on whether the discussion is about the north of Scotland, the north of England, or simply the north of the UK.
  • Savvy_Sue
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    Anything North of The River.

    The River being the Thames, of course.

    Sarf Londoner, me!

    I was very shocked to discover my eldest sibling was born a northerner. I thought we call came from good southern stock.
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  • LottieLou
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    In my eyes, draw a line across the bottom of the peak district national park. Anything below that is South England.
  • [Deleted User]
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    Once passed Grantham you are heading for the North

    I immediately think of Yorkshire, Lancashire etc
  • It always used to be north of the Watford Gap, but then I'm from the South
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