B postcode area

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B is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 1°53′20″W / 52.463°N 1.889°W / 52.463; -1.889
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns15
Postcode districts79
Postcode sectors268
Postcodes (live)41,397
Postcodes (total)61,202
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The B postcode area, also known as the Birmingham postcode area,[2] is a group of 79 postcode districts in central England, within 15 post towns. These cover the central portion of the West Midlands (including Birmingham, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Smethwick, Solihull, Halesowen, Cradley Heath, Oldbury and Rowley Regis), plus northeast Worcestershire (including Bromsgrove and Redditch), north and west Warwickshire (including Alcester, Studley and Henley-in-Arden), and part of southeast Staffordshire (including Tamworth) and a very small part of Leicestershire.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
B1 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Broad Street (east) Birmingham
B2 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, New Street Birmingham
B3 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Newhall Street Birmingham
B4 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Corporation Street (north) Birmingham
B5 BIRMINGHAM Digbeth, Highgate, Lee Bank, Edgbaston Birmingham
B6 BIRMINGHAM Aston, Birchfield , Witton Birmingham
B7 BIRMINGHAM Nechells, Vauxhall Birmingham
B8 BIRMINGHAM Washwood Heath, Ward End, Saltley Birmingham
B9 BIRMINGHAM Bordesley Green, Bordesley Birmingham
B10 BIRMINGHAM Small Heath Birmingham
B11 BIRMINGHAM Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Tyseley Birmingham
B12 BIRMINGHAM Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Highgate Birmingham
B13 BIRMINGHAM Moseley, Billesley Birmingham
B14 BIRMINGHAM Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Druids Heath, Highter's Heath, Warstock Birmingham
B15 BIRMINGHAM Edgbaston Birmingham
B16 BIRMINGHAM Ladywood, Edgbaston Birmingham
B17 BIRMINGHAM Harborne, Edgbaston Birmingham
B18 BIRMINGHAM Winson Green, Hockley Birmingham
B19 BIRMINGHAM Lozells, Newtown, Birchfield Birmingham
B20 BIRMINGHAM Handsworth Wood, Handsworth, Birchfield Birmingham
B21 BIRMINGHAM Handsworth Birmingham
B23 BIRMINGHAM Erdington, Stockland Green, Short Heath, Perry Common Birmingham
B24 BIRMINGHAM Erdington, Wylde Green, Tyburn Birmingham
B25 BIRMINGHAM Yardley, Hay Mills Birmingham
B26 BIRMINGHAM Sheldon, Yardley, Birmingham International Airport Birmingham, Solihull
B27 BIRMINGHAM Acocks Green Birmingham
B28 BIRMINGHAM Hall Green Birmingham
B29 BIRMINGHAM Selly Oak, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Weoley Castle, California (part of) Birmingham
B30 BIRMINGHAM Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton (North) Birmingham
B31 BIRMINGHAM Northfield, Longbridge, West Heath Birmingham
B32 BIRMINGHAM Woodgate, Bartley Green, Quinton, California (part of) Birmingham
B33 BIRMINGHAM Kitts Green, Stechford Birmingham
B34 BIRMINGHAM Shard End, Buckland End Birmingham
B35 BIRMINGHAM Castle Vale Birmingham
B36 BIRMINGHAM Castle Bromwich, Smith's Wood, Bromford, Hodge Hill Birmingham, Solihull
B37 BIRMINGHAM Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kingshurst, Fordbridge Solihull
B38 BIRMINGHAM Kings Norton (South), Birmingham
B40 BIRMINGHAM National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport, Marston Green, Bickenhill Solihull
B42 BIRMINGHAM Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead Birmingham
B43 BIRMINGHAM Great Barr, Hamstead Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall
B44 BIRMINGHAM Perry Barr, Kingstanding, Great Barr Birmingham
B45 BIRMINGHAM Rednal, New Frankley, Rubery, Cofton Hackett, Barnt Green, Lickey, Longbridge, Northfield (part) Birmingham, Bromsgrove
B46 BIRMINGHAM Water Orton, Coleshill, Nether Whitacre North Warwickshire
B47 BIRMINGHAM Hollywood, Wythall Bromsgrove
B48 BIRMINGHAM Alvechurch Bromsgrove
B49 ALCESTER Alcester Stratford-on-Avon
B50 ALCESTER Bidford-on-Avon Stratford-on-Avon
B60 BROMSGROVE Bromsgrove (east) Bromsgrove
B61 BROMSGROVE Bromsgrove (west) Bromsgrove
B62 HALESOWEN Halesowen (east), Romsley, Hunnington, Quinton (part) Dudley, Bromsgrove, Birmingham
B63 HALESOWEN Halesowen (west and town centre), Hayley Green, Hasbury Dudley, Bromsgrove
B64 CRADLEY HEATH Cradley Heath, Old Hill Sandwell
B65 ROWLEY REGIS Rowley Regis, Blackheath Sandwell
B66 SMETHWICK Smethwick (east and north), Bearwood (east) Sandwell
B67 SMETHWICK Smethwick (west), Bearwood (west), Londonderry Sandwell
B68 OLDBURY Langley, Brandhall, Quinton (part of) Sandwell
B69 OLDBURY Oldbury, Tividale Sandwell
B70 WEST BROMWICH West Bromwich (south, west and town centre) Sandwell
B71 WEST BROMWICH West Bromwich (north) Sandwell
B72 SUTTON COLDFIELD Sutton Coldfield town centre, Maney, Wylde Green Birmingham
B73 SUTTON COLDFIELD Boldmere, New Oscott, Wylde Green (part) Birmingham
B74 SUTTON COLDFIELD Four Oaks, Little Aston, Streetly Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall
B75 SUTTON COLDFIELD Mere Green, Roughley, Moor Hall, Whitehouse Common, Falcon Lodge Birmingham
B76 SUTTON COLDFIELD Walmley, Minworth, Curdworth, Lea Marston Birmingham, North Warwickshire
B77 TAMWORTH Tamworth, Wilnecote, Amington Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B78 TAMWORTH Tamworth, Fazeley, Kingsbury, Polesworth Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B79 TAMWORTH Tamworth, Warton Tamworth, North Warwickshire, North West Leicestershire
B80 STUDLEY Studley Stratford-on-Avon
B90 SOLIHULL Shirley, Solihull Lodge, Major's Green, Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green Solihull, Bromsgrove
B91 SOLIHULL Solihull Solihull
B92 SOLIHULL Olton, Elmdon, Bickenhill, Hampton-in-Arden Solihull
B93 SOLIHULL Knowle, Dorridge, Bentley Heath, Tilehouse Green Solihull
B94 SOLIHULL Hockley Heath, Earlswood Solihull, Warwick
B95 HENLEY-IN-ARDEN Henley-in-Arden Stratford-on-Avon
B96 REDDITCH Feckenham Redditch
B97 REDDITCH Redditch (west), Callow Hill, Webheath Redditch
B98 REDDITCH Redditch (east), Beoley Redditch
B99 BIRMINGHAM non-geographic


  • B1 1AA is Birmingham Head Post office; this is no longer in the B1 area, but retains the B1 code.
  • B1 1BB is Birmingham Council House[3]


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B postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CV postcode areaDE postcode areaDY postcode areaLE postcode areaOX postcode areaST postcode areaWR postcode areaWS postcode areaWV postcode area
B postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CV, DE, DY, ST, WR, WS and WV postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts in central Birmingham

Former scheme[edit]

Street name signs on Birdbrook Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, showing old "Birmingham 22" (top) and modern "B44" postcodes.

Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Birmingham along with other major cities were divided into numbered postal districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode).

For example, Great Barr was formerly Birmingham 22 (now B43 and 44) and Smethwick was formerly Smethwick 40 and 41 (now B66 and 67).

See also[edit]


  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)
  3. ^ "Contact Us". Birmingham City Council. Archived from the original on 9 September 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.

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