OL postcode area

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Oldham postcode area
OL is located in the United Kingdom
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Postcode area OL
Postcode area name Oldham
Post towns 7
Postcode districts 17
Postcode sectors 70
Postcodes (live) 13,110
Postcodes (total) 17,162
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The OL postcode area, also known as the Oldham postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Ashton-under-Lyne, Bacup, Heywood, Littleborough, Oldham, Rochdale and Todmorden in England.

Whilst including almost all of Oldham and most of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, it is not exclusive to these areas, extending into most of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale and parts of the Tameside borough of Greater Manchester, and through a very small part of both Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

Coverage[edit]

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts are:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
OL1 OLDHAM Chadderton, Higginshaw, Oldham Oldham
OL2 OLDHAM Heyside, Royton, Shaw Oldham
OL3 OLDHAM Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Greenfield, Uppermill Oldham
OL4 OLDHAM Austerlands, Grasscroft, Grotton, Lees, Lydgate, Oldham, Scouthead, Springhead, Waterhead Oldham
OL5 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Mossley, Mossley Cross Tameside
OL6 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside
OL7 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside
OL8 OLDHAM Bardsley, Oldham Oldham
OL9 OLDHAM Chadderton, Oldham, Westwood Oldham
OL10 HEYWOOD Heywood Rochdale
OL11 ROCHDALE Ashworth, Balderstone, Castleton, Norden, Rochdale Rochdale
OL12 ROCHDALE Buckley, Facit, Great Howarth, Healy, Hurstead, Rochdale, Shawforth, Wardle, Whitworth Rochdale/ Rossendale
OL13 BACUP Bacup, Britannia, Stacksteads Rossendale
OL14 TODMORDEN Cornholme, Todmorden, Eastwood, Walsden Calderdale
OL15 LITTLEBOROUGH Littleborough, Shore, Smithybridge, Summit Rochdale
OL16 LITTLEBOROUGH non-geographic[3][4]
OL16 ROCHDALE Burnedge, Firgrove, Hurstead, Milnrow, Rochdale, Smallbridge, Thornham Rochdale
OL95 OLDHAM British Gas non-geographic[3]

Map[edit]

OL postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. BB postcode area BD postcode area BL postcode area HD postcode area HX postcode area M postcode area SK postcode area SK postcode area
OL postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BB, BL, HD, HX, M and SK postcode areas.

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, (2004)
  3. ^ a b "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "New sectors and localities to 14 December 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.