RG postcode area

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Reading postcode area
RG is located in the United Kingdom
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Postcode area RG
Postcode area name Reading
Post towns 12
Postcode districts 35
Postcode sectors 184
Postcodes (live) 23,029
Postcodes (total) 43,999
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The RG postcode area, also known as the Reading postcode area,[2] is a group of thirty postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of twelve post towns. These postcode districts cover west and central Berkshire (including Reading, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Hungerford, Newbury, Thatcham and Wokingham) and north Hampshire (including Basingstoke, Hook, Tadley and Whitchurch), plus a small part of south-east Oxfordshire (including Henley-on-Thames) and very small parts of Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire.

Mail for the area is sorted at the Thames Valley Mail Centre in Swindon. It was previously sorted at the Reading Mail Centre, which closed in 2010.

The original RG3 district for west Reading was recoded to RG30 and RG31 in January 1995, due to the rise in population in that area.[3] In the same year, the original RG11 district for Wokingham and Crowthorne was recoded to RG40, RG41 and RG45, while the northern part of the RG12 district for Bracknell was recoded to RG42.

Coverage[edit]

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
RG1 READING Katesgrove, Newtown, Reading (central) Reading
RG2 READING Madejski Stadium, Whitley Reading
RG4 READING Caversham Reading
RG5 READING Woodley Wokingham
RG6 READING Earley Wokingham, Reading
RG7 READING Aldermaston, Bradfield, Burghfield Common, Silchester, Mortimer, Theale West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG8 READING Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames South Oxfordshire, West Berkshire
RG9 HENLEY-ON-THAMES Hambleden, Rotherfield Peppard, Turville, Turville Heath, Skirmett, Rockwell End, Mill End, Fawley, Fingest, Frieth, Greenlands, Nettlebed, Shiplake South Oxfordshire, Wycombe
RG10 READING Charvil, Hurst, Ruscombe, Twyford, Wargrave, Waltham St Lawrence Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead
RG12 BRACKNELL Bracknell (south and town centre), Easthampstead, Bullbrook Bracknell Forest
RG14 NEWBURY Newbury (whole town area) West Berkshire
RG17 HUNGERFORD Aldbourne, Chilton Foliat, Eastbury, Eddington, Kintbury, Hungerford, Inkpen, Lambourn, North Wessex Downs AONB area West Berkshire, Wiltshire
RG18 THATCHAM Hampstead Norreys, Hermitage, Thatcham (north), Yattendon West Berkshire
RG19 READING, THATCHAM Ashford Hill with Headley, Bishop's Green, Greenham, Thatcham (south) West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG20 NEWBURY Chieveley, Compton, Ecchinswell, Leckhampstead, Highclere, Kingsclere, Sydmonton West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG21 BASINGSTOKE Town Centre, Eastrop, Black Dam, Oakridge, South View Basingstoke and Deane
RG22 BASINGSTOKE South Ham, Brighton Hill, Kempshott, Buckskin Basingstoke and Deane
RG23 BASINGSTOKE Winklebury, Rooksdown, Oakley Basingstoke and Deane
RG24 BASINGSTOKE Popley, Chineham, Sherborne St John Basingstoke and Deane
RG25 BASINGSTOKE Cliddesden, Dummer, Overton Basingstoke and Deane
RG26 TADLEY Baughurst, Bramley, Brimpton Common, Hannington, Pamber End, Pamber Heath, Tadley Basingstoke and Deane, West Berkshire
RG27 HOOK Hook, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Stratfield Turgis, Turgis Green Basingstoke and Deane, Hart
RG28 BASINGSTOKE, WHITCHURCH Laverstoke, Litchfield, Hurstbourne Priors, Whitchurch (Hampshire) Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley
RG29 HOOK Long Sutton, Odiham, North Warnborough, South Warnborough, Hart
RG30 READING Tilehurst, Prospect Park, Purley-on-Thames, Reading (west), Southcote Reading, West Berkshire
RG31 READING Calcot Row, Tilehurst Reading (part), West Berkshire
RG40 WOKINGHAM Wokingham (east and town centre), Finchampstead, Barkham (south), Wick Hill Wokingham, Bracknell Forest
RG41 WOKINGHAM Wokingham (west), Winnersh, Woosehill, Barkham (north), Sindlesham, Emmbrook, Eastheath Wokingham
RG42 BRACKNELL Bracknell (north), Binfield, Warfield, Newell Green, Popeswood, Priestwood, Winkfield Row, Jealott's Hill Bracknell Forest
RG45 CROWTHORNE Crowthorne, Ravenswood Bracknell Forest, Wokingham

Map[edit]

RG postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. GL postcode area GU postcode area HP postcode area OX postcode area OX postcode area OX postcode area SL postcode area SN postcode area SO postcode area SP postcode area
RG postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby GU, HP, OX, SL, SN, SO and SP 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. ^ Royal Mail, Postcode Update 18, (1995)