BH postcode area

Postcode district boundaries:
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BH is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 50°45′00″N 1°53′31″W / 50.750°N 1.892°W / 50.750; -1.892
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns11
Postcode districts26
Postcode sectors103
Postcodes (live)15,163
Postcodes (total)22,188
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The BH postcode area, also known as the Bournemouth postcode area,[2] is a group of 26 postcode districts in southern England, within eleven post towns. These cover east Dorset (including Bournemouth, Poole, Broadstone, Christchurch, Ferndown, Swanage, Verwood, Wareham and Wimborne) and part of south-west Hampshire (including New Milton and Ringwood).


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
BH1 BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth Town Centre, East Cliff, Springbourne, Boscombe town centre Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH2 BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth Town Centre, West Cliff Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH3 BOURNEMOUTH Talbot Woods, Winton south Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH4 BOURNEMOUTH Westbourne, Branksome Woods Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH5 BOURNEMOUTH Boscombe, Pokesdown Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH6 BOURNEMOUTH Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH7 BOURNEMOUTH Littledown, Iford Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH8 BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth railway station, Malmesbury Park, Richmond Park, Queens Park, Charminster, Strouden Park, Townsend, Holdenhurst, Throop Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH9 BOURNEMOUTH Winton, Moordown, Throop, Muscliff Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH10 BOURNEMOUTH Kinson, East Howe, Northbourne, Redhill, Ensbury Park, Slades Farm, Talbot Village, Wallisdown Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH11 BOURNEMOUTH Kinson, Bear Cross, West Howe, Wallisdown, Bearwood Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH12 POOLE Branksome, Alderney, Upper Parkstone, Newtown, Bournemouth University Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH13 POOLE Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Branksome Park, Brownsea Island Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole; Dorset
BH14 POOLE Lower Parkstone, Lilliput, Penn Hill Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH15 POOLE Poole Town Centre, Hamworthy, Longfleet, Oakdale, Poole Harbour minor islands Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole; Dorset
BH16 POOLE Upton, Turlin Moor, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers, Holton Heath Dorset; Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH17 POOLE Canford Heath, Creekmoor, Waterloo Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH18 BROADSTONE Broadstone Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH19 SWANAGE Swanage, Studland, Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers Dorset
BH20 WAREHAM Wareham, Arne, Corfe Castle, West Lulworth, Wool, Bovington Camp, Bere Regis Dorset
BH21 WIMBORNE Wimborne, Corfe Mullen, Sturminster Marshall, Cranborne, Merley, Oakley, Three Legged Cross, Knowlton Dorset; Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
BH22 FERNDOWN Ferndown, West Moors, West Parley Dorset
BH23 CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch, Highcliffe, Burton, Sopley, Bransgore, Hurn, Bournemouth Airport Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole; New Forest
BH24 RINGWOOD Ringwood, St Leonards, Ashley Heath, Burley, Holmsley New Forest; Dorset
BH25 NEW MILTON New Milton, Barton on Sea, Bashley, Wootton, Ossemsley New Forest
BH31 VERWOOD Verwood Dorset


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BH postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.DT postcode areaPO postcode areaSO postcode areaSP postcode area
BH postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DT, SO and SP postcode areas.

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  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. 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)

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