BL postcode area

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Postcode district boundaries:

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Bolton postcode area
BL is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaBL
Postcode area nameBolton
Post towns2
Postcode districts10
Postcode sectors53
Postcodes (live)10,402
Postcodes (total)13,522
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The BL postcode area, also known as the Bolton postcode area,[2] is a group of ten postcode districts in North West England running consecutively from BL0. These cover most of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton and the northern and central parts of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury in Greater Manchester, plus small parts of the boroughs of Chorley, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
BL0 BURY Bury, Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Shuttleworth Bury, Rossendale
BL1 BOLTON Bolton, Smithills, Halliwell, Heaton Bolton
BL2 BOLTON Bolton, Ainsworth, Bradley Fold, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Harwood, Tonge Fold, Tonge Moor Bolton, Bury
BL3 BOLTON Bolton, Little Lever, Great Lever, Darcy Lever, Deane Bolton
BL4 BOLTON Bolton, Farnworth, Kearsley Bolton
BL5 BOLTON Bolton, Over Hulton, Westhoughton Bolton
BL6 BOLTON Bolton, Blackrod, Horwich, Lostock, Rivington Bolton, Chorley
BL7 BOLTON Bolton, Belmont, Bromley Cross, Chapeltown, Edgworth, Egerton, Turton Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton
BL8 BURY Bury, Brandlesholme, Greenmount, Affetside, Hawkshaw, Holcombe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Walshaw Bury
BL9 BURY Bury, Heap, Heap Bridge, Nangreaves, Summerseat, Unsworth, Walmersley, Bircle, Jericho Bury


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BL postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BB postcode areaM postcode areaOL postcode areaOL postcode areaPR postcode areaWN postcode area
BL postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BB, M, OL, PR and WN postcode areas.

See also[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)

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