BR postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
|Bromley postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Bromley|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The BR postcode area, also known as the Bromley postcode area, is a group of eight postcode districts in England which are subdivisions of seven post towns. These postcode districts cover part of south-eastern Greater London, as well as a small part of north-west Kent.
The main sorting office in Bromley closed in 1988 with the site becoming a Delivery Office operation only. The BR area includes much of the London Borough of Bromley, as well as small parts of the London Borough of Lewisham, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Croydon. Most of BR8 and a small part of BR6 cover the northwestern part of the Kent district of Sevenoaks, while BR8 also covers the hamlet of Clement Street in the Borough of Dartford.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|BR1||BROMLEY||Bromley, Bickley, Downham, Sundridge||Bromley, Lewisham|
|BR2||BROMLEY, KESTON||Hayes, Shortlands, Bickley, Bromley Common, Keston, Leaves Green||Bromley|
|BR3||BECKENHAM||Beckenham, Elmers End, Shortlands, Eden Park, Park Langley||Bromley, Lewisham, Croydon|
|BR4||WEST WICKHAM||West Wickham||Bromley|
|BR5||ORPINGTON||Petts Wood, St Mary Cray, St Paul's Cray, Ruxley||Bromley|
|BR6||ORPINGTON||Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratt's Bottom, Well Hill||Bromley, Sevenoaks|
|BR7||CHISLEHURST||Chislehurst, Elmstead||Bromley, Greenwich|
|BR8||SWANLEY||Swanley, Hextable, Crockenhill, Swanley Village, Hockenden||Sevenoaks, Bromley, Dartford|
- "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.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)