DH postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
|Postcode area name|
|Statistics as at May 2020|
The DH postcode area, also known as the Durham postcode area, is a group of eight postcode districts in north-east England, which are subdivisions of five post towns. These districts cover northern County Durham (including Durham, Chester-le-Street, Consett and Stanley) and south-west Tyne and Wear (including Houghton-le-Spring), plus a very small part of Northumberland.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area(s)|
|DH2||CHESTER LE STREET||Chester-Le-Street (west of East Coast Main Line), Ouston, Pelton, Birtley (west of East Coast Main Line)||County Durham, Gateshead|
|DH3||CHESTER LE STREET||Chester-le-Street (east of East Coast Main Line), Great Lumley, Birtley (east of East Coast Main Line)||County Durham, Gateshead|
|DH4||HOUGHTON LE SPRING||Houghton-le-Spring (West of A690), Penshaw, Shiney Row||County Durham, Sunderland|
|DH5||HOUGHTON LE SPRING||Houghton-le-Spring (East of A690), Hetton-le-Hole||Sunderland|
|DH6||DURHAM||South Hetton, Haswell, Shotton Colliery, Ludworth, Shadforth, Sherburn, Littletown, Kelloe, Coxhoe , Bowburn, Cassop, Pittington, Thornley, Wheatly Hill||County Durham|
|DH7||DURHAM||Brandon, Lanchester, Esh Winning, Burnhope, Langley Park, Sacriston, Ushaw Moor, Brancepeth||County Durham|
|DH8||CONSETT||Consett, Blackhill, Bridgehill, Shotley Bridge, Leadgate, Delves Lane||County Durham, Northumberland|
|DH9||STANLEY||Dipton, Stanley, Annfield Plain||County Durham|
|DH97||DURHAM||HM Passport Office||non-geographic|
|DH99||DURHAM||National Savings and Investments||non-geographic|
- "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.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
- "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.