FY postcode area

Postcode district boundaries:
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FY is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°49′37″N 3°01′16″W / 53.827°N 3.021°W / 53.827; -3.021
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns5
Postcode districts9
Postcode sectors42
Postcodes (live)7,274
Postcodes (total)10,043
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The FY postcode area, also known as the Blackpool postcode area,[2] is a group of eight postcode districts in Lancashire, North West England. The districts cover the entire borough of Blackpool and the western parts of the boroughs of Wyre and Fylde. The letters in the postcode area name refer to the Fylde coastal plain. Its five post towns are Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-le-Fylde, Thornton-Cleveleys.

The FY1 district covers Blackpool town centre. FY2 covers most of the town's northern areas, primarily Bispham; FY3 covers various suburbs east of the town centre, along with some rural areas east of the town including the village of Staining; and FY4 covers the southern suburbs of Blackpool along with a small rural area to the south-east of the town. FY5 covers Thornton-Cleveleys and some of the northernmost Blackpool suburbs. FY6 covers the town of Poulton-le-Fylde and some rural areas to the east, as well as much of the Over Wyre region. FY7 covers the town of Fleetwood, and FY8 covers Lytham St Annes along with some small rural areas to the north and east.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
FY0 BLACKPOOL non-geographic
FY1 BLACKPOOL Blackpool Town Centre, North Shore, South Shore Blackpool
FY2 BLACKPOOL Bispham, Moor Park Blackpool
FY3 BLACKPOOL Grange Park, Layton, Marton, Staining, Stanley Park Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre
FY4 BLACKPOOL Marton, Peel, South Shore, Squires Gate, Starr Gate Blackpool, Fylde
FY5 THORNTON-CLEVELEYS Anchorsholme, Little Bispham, Skippool, Thornton-Cleveleys Wyre, Blackpool
FY6 POULTON-LE-FYLDE Carleton, Hambleton, Knott End-on-Sea, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall, Singleton, Stalmine Wyre, Fylde, Blackpool
FY7 FLEETWOOD Fleetwood, Rossall Wyre
FY8 LYTHAM ST. ANNES Lytham St. Annes, Moss Side Fylde

Some regions of the FY5 postcode area such as Little Bispham and Anchorsholme are generally considered to be suburbs of Blackpool due to being in that town's unitary authority area, despite having the Thornton-Cleveleys post town.

The same applies to a small section of the FY8 area adjacent to Blackpool Airport, which has the Lytham St Annes post town but is generally considered to be in Blackpool, including for the 2011 census.


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FY postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.PR postcode area
FY postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with link to nearby PR postcode area.

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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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