BL postcode area

Postcode district boundaries:
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BL is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 2°24′29″W / 53.587°N 2.408°W / 53.587; -2.408
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns2
Postcode districts10
Postcode sectors53
Postcodes (live)10,285
Postcodes (total)13,912
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The BL postcode area, also known as the Bolton postcode area,[2] is a group of ten postcode districts in North West England. 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(s)
BL0 BURY Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Shuttleworth Bury, Rossendale
BL1 BOLTON Bolton centre, Smithills, Halliwell, Heaton Bolton
BL2 BOLTON Bolton centre, Ainsworth, Bradley Fold, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Harwood, Tonge Fold, Tonge Moor Bolton, Bury
BL3 BOLTON Bolton centre, Little Lever, Great Lever, Darcy Lever, Deane Bolton
BL4 BOLTON Farnworth, Kearsley Bolton
BL5 BOLTON Over Hulton, Westhoughton Bolton
BL6 BOLTON Blackrod, Horwich, Lostock, Rivington Bolton, Chorley
BL7 BOLTON Belmont, Bromley Cross, Chapeltown, Edgworth, Egerton, Turton Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton
BL8 BURY Bury centre, Brandlesholme, Greenmount, Affetside, Hawkshaw, Holcombe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Walshaw Bury
BL9 BURY Bury centre, 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.

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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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