M postcode area

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Manchester postcode area
M is located in the United Kingdom
M
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Postcode area M
Postcode area name Manchester
Post towns 3
Postcode districts 48
Postcode sectors 302
Postcodes (live) 31,670
Postcodes (total) 56,617
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The M postcode area, also known as the Manchester postcode area,[2] is a group of several postcode districts in Greater Manchester, England.

The area is divided into three post towns: Manchester, Salford, and Sale. The Manchester post town forms most of the area, and the other two post towns are enclaves within it.

It includes parts of every borough in Greater Manchester, including small parts of Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey and Reddish in Stockport. The entirety of the metropolitan district of the City of Manchester itself is included within the area, except for Ringway, which is in WA15. The postcode area also includes nearly all of the City of Salford and most of the borough of Trafford.

Coverage[edit]

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
M1 MANCHESTER Piccadilly, City Centre, Market Street Manchester
M2 MANCHESTER Deansgate, City Centre Manchester
M3
(Sectors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9)
MANCHESTER City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield Manchester
M3
(Sectors 5, 6 and 7)
SALFORD Blackfriars, Greengate, Trinity Salford
M4 MANCHESTER Ancoats, Northern Quarter, Strangeways Manchester
M5 SALFORD Ordsall, Seedley, Weaste, University, Salford
M6 SALFORD Pendleton, Claremont, Irlams O' Th' Height, Charlestown Salford
M7 SALFORD Higher Broughton, Cheetwood, Lower Broughton, Kersal Salford
M8 MANCHESTER Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill Manchester
M9 MANCHESTER Harpurhey, Blackley Manchester
M11 MANCHESTER Clayton, Openshaw, Beswick Manchester
M12 MANCHESTER Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester
M13 MANCHESTER Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester
M14 MANCHESTER Fallowfield, Moss Side, Ladybarn, Rusholme, Victoria Park Manchester
M15 MANCHESTER Hulme, Manchester Science Park Manchester
M16 MANCHESTER Firswood, Old Trafford, Whalley Range Trafford, Manchester
M17 MANCHESTER Trafford Park, The Trafford Centre Trafford
M18 MANCHESTER Abbey Hey, Gorton Manchester
M19 MANCHESTER Levenshulme, Burnage, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel, Reddish Manchester, Stockport
M20 MANCHESTER Didsbury, Withington Manchester
M21 MANCHESTER Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow Moor Manchester
M22 MANCHESTER Wythenshawe, Northenden, Sharston Industrial Area Manchester
M23 MANCHESTER Baguley, Roundthorn Industrial Estate Manchester
M24 MANCHESTER Middleton, Alkrington Rochdale
M25 MANCHESTER Prestwich, Sedgeley Park, Simister Bury
M26 MANCHESTER Radcliffe, Stoneclough Bury, Bolton
M27 MANCHESTER Swinton, Clifton, Pendlebury, Wardley, Agecroft Salford
M28 MANCHESTER Worsley, Walkden, Boothstown, Mosley Common, Wardley Industrial Estate Salford, Wigan
M29 MANCHESTER Tyldesley, Astley Wigan
M30 MANCHESTER Eccles, Monton, Peel Green Salford
M31 MANCHESTER Carrington, Partington Trafford
M32 MANCHESTER Stretford Trafford
M33 SALE Sale, Brooklands Trafford
M34 MANCHESTER Denton, Audenshaw Tameside
M35 MANCHESTER Failsworth Oldham
M38 MANCHESTER Little Hulton Salford
M40 MANCHESTER Collyhurst, Miles Platting, Moston, New Moston, Newton Heath Manchester
M41 MANCHESTER Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Barton Dock Road Trafford
M43 MANCHESTER Droylsden Tameside
M44 MANCHESTER Irlam, Cadishead Salford
M45 MANCHESTER Whitefield Bury
M46 MANCHESTER Atherton Wigan
M50 SALFORD Salford Quays, MediaCityUK Salford
M60
(Sectors 1 and 7)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M1) Manchester
M60
(Sectors 2 and 8)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M2) Manchester
M60
(Sectors 3 and 9)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M3) Manchester
M60
(Sectors 4 and 0)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M4) Manchester
M60
(Sectors 5 and 6)
MANCHESTER Manchester X Manchester
M60
(Sector 9)
SALFORD Large user and PO Box Salford
M90 MANCHESTER Manchester Airport Manchester
M99 MANCHESTER Manchester X; JD Williams (located geographically in M1 and M3) Manchester

Note: The original M10 postcode is obsolete, having been re-coded as M40 in 1993. Sometimes on Coronation Street they quote M10 as their postcode, for example on 5 November 2010 Kevin Webster quoted the postcode for the Garage as M10 9KC. In the 20.30pm episode which aired on 25 May 2012 a driving licence belonging to Karl Munro was shown to have the M10 postcode once again. On another episode of Coronation Street aired on 13 September 2013, the postcode M10 9KC was also used by Jason Grimshaw.

Map[edit]

M postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. BL postcode area CW postcode area OL postcode area SK postcode area WA postcode area WN postcode area
M postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BL, OL, SK, WA and WN postcode areas.

Former scheme[edit]

Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Manchester along with other major cities like Birmingham, Liverpool and Sheffield was divided into numbered postcode districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode). The districts were based on Manchester and Salford together and districts outside the city boundaries were also included.

For example, the City Centre had postcode districts 1 - 4 (north-east, south, west and north-west respectively: Manchester 1 was around Piccadilly and 4 was around Victoria). 5, 6, 7 and 8 were in Salford and then the sequence continued across north Manchester and so round to M17 (Trafford Park). M18 onwards were further out still.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012.  Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Royal Mail Address Management Guide Edition 4, (2004)

http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/PlanningData/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeNeighbours&TheSystemkey=109952

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