G postcode area

Postcode district boundaries:
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G is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 55°52′08″N 4°16′19″W / 55.869°N 4.272°W / 55.869; -4.272
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns6
Postcode districts57
Postcode sectors241
Postcodes (live)31,804
Postcodes (total)46,727
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The G postcode area, also known as the Glasgow postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts in central Scotland, within six post towns. These districts are primarily centered on Glasgow itself, and West Dunbartonshire (including Dumbarton, Clydebank and Alexandria), plus parts of the council areas of Argyll and Bute (including Arrochar and Helensburgh), East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and Stirling.

Former postal districts and their legacy[edit]

From 1923 until the introduction of the national postcode system in the late 1960s, Glasgow was divided into (mostly) numbered postal districts for its central and surrounding parts identified by compass-point letters: C1–C5 (corresponding to current postcode districts G1–G5), W1–W5 (G11–G15), NW (G20), N1–N3 (G21–G23), E1–E4 (G31–G34), SE (G40), S1–S6 (G41–G46) and SW1–SW3 (G51–G53).[3][4]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
G1 GLASGOW Former C1 district: Merchant City Glasgow City
G2 GLASGOW Former C2 district: Blythswood Hill, Anderston (part) Glasgow City
G3 GLASGOW Former C3 district: Anderston, Finnieston, Garnethill, Park, Woodlands (part), Yorkhill Glasgow City
G4 GLASGOW Former C4 district: Calton (part), Cowcaddens (part), Drygate, Kelvinbridge, Townhead, Woodlands (part), Woodside (part) Glasgow City
G5 GLASGOW Former C5 district: Gorbals Glasgow City
G9 GLASGOW Newspaper Competitions non-geographic
G11 GLASGOW Former W1 district: Broomhill, Partick, Partickhill Glasgow City
G12 GLASGOW Former W2 district: West End (part), Cleveden, Dowanhill, Hillhead, Hyndland, Kelvindale, Kelvinside, Botanic Gardens, University of Glasgow Glasgow City
G13 GLASGOW Former W3 district: Anniesland, Knightswood, Yoker (part) Glasgow City
G14 GLASGOW Former W4 district: Whiteinch, Scotstoun, Yoker (part) Glasgow City
G15 GLASGOW Former W5 district: Drumchapel Glasgow City
G20 GLASGOW Former NW district: Maryhill, North Kelvinside, Ruchill Glasgow City
G21 GLASGOW Former N1 district: Balornock, Barmulloch, Cowlairs, Royston, Springburn, Sighthill Glasgow City
G22 GLASGOW Former N2 district: Milton, Parkhouse, Possilpark Glasgow City
G23 GLASGOW Former N3 district: Lambhill, Summerston Glasgow City
G31 GLASGOW Former E1 district: Dennistoun, Haghill, Parkhead (part) Glasgow City
G32 GLASGOW Former E2 district: Carmyle, Tollcross, Mount Vernon, Lightburn, Sandyhills, Shettleston, Springboig Glasgow City
G33 GLASGOW Former E3 district: Cardowan, Carntyne, Craigend, Cranhill, Garthamlock, Millerston, Provanmill, Queenslie, Riddrie, Robroyston, Ruchazie, Stepps, Wellhouse North Lanarkshire, Glasgow City
G34 GLASGOW Former E4 district: Easterhouse, Easthall, Provanhall Glasgow City
G40 GLASGOW Former SE district: Bridgeton, Calton, Dalmarnock Glasgow City
G41 GLASGOW Former S1 district: Pollokshields, Shawlands Glasgow City
G42 GLASGOW Former S2 district: Battlefield, Govanhill, Mount Florida, Strathbungo (part), Toryglen Glasgow City
G43 GLASGOW Former S3 district: Mansewood, Newlands, Pollokshaws, Cowglen Glasgow City
G44 GLASGOW Former S4 district: Cathcart, Simshill, Croftfoot, King's Park, Muirend, Netherlee Glasgow City,
G45 GLASGOW Former S5 district: Castlemilk Glasgow City
G46 GLASGOW Former S6 district: Arden, Carnwadric, Deaconsbank, Giffnock, Kennishead, Thornliebank, northeast Newton Mearns, Regents Park East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City
G51 GLASGOW Former SW1 district: Govan, Ibrox, Drumoyne, Cessnock, Plantation Glasgow City
G52 GLASGOW Former SW2 district: Cardonald, Hillington, Penilee, Mosspark Glasgow City
G53 GLASGOW Former SW3 district: Darnley, Pollok, Crookston, Parkhouse, Priesthill, Nitshill, Southpark Glasgow City
G58 GLASGOW National Savings and Investments, Cowglen non-geographic
G60 GLASGOW Bowling, Old Kilpatrick West Dunbartonshire
G61 GLASGOW Bearsden East Dunbartonshire
G62 GLASGOW Baldernock, Milngavie, Mugdock East Dunbartonshire, Stirling
G63 GLASGOW Balfron, Balmaha, Blanefield, Croftamie, Drymen, Dumgoyne, Fintry, Killearn, Rowardennan, Strathblane Stirling
G64 GLASGOW Bishopbriggs, Torrance East Dunbartonshire
G65 GLASGOW Croy, Kilsyth, Twechar North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire
G66 GLASGOW Clachan of Campsie, Haughhead, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Auchinloch East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire
G67 GLASGOW Cumbernauld (south) North Lanarkshire
G68 GLASGOW Cumbernauld (north), Dullatur North Lanarkshire
G69 GLASGOW Baillieston, Bargeddie, Chryston, Garrowhill, Gartcosh, Gartloch, Moodiesburn, Muirhead, Springhill Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire
G70 GLASGOW HM Revenue and Customs, Cumbernauld non-geographic
G71 GLASGOW Birkenshaw, Bothwell, Broomhouse, Tannochside, Uddingston, Viewpark Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire
G72 GLASGOW Blantyre, Cambuslang South Lanarkshire
G73 GLASGOW Rutherglen South Lanarkshire
G74 GLASGOW East Kilbride (north), Thorntonhall South Lanarkshire
G75 GLASGOW Auldhouse, East Kilbride (south) South Lanarkshire
G76 GLASGOW Busby, Carmunnock, Clarkston, Eaglesham, Waterfoot East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, very small parts of South Lanarkshire
G77 GLASGOW Newton Mearns East Renfrewshire
G78 GLASGOW Barrhead, Neilston, Uplawmoor East Renfrewshire, very small parts of East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire
G79 GLASGOW HM Revenue and Customs, East Kilbride non-geographic
G81 CLYDEBANK Dalmuir, Duntocher, Faifley, Hardgate West Dunbartonshire
G82 DUMBARTON Cardross, Milton, Renton West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute
G83 ALEXANDRIA; ARROCHAR Alexandria, Arrochar, Aldochlay, Ardlui, Balloch, Bonhill, Gartocharn, Inverarnan, Jamestown, Luss, Tarbet West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, Stirling
G84 HELENSBURGH Clynder, Cove, Garelochhead, Kilcreggan, Rhu, Rosneath, Shandon Argyll and Bute
G90 GLASGOW Department for Work and Pensions non-geographic


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G postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.FK postcode areaFK postcode areaKA postcode areaML postcode areaPA postcode areaPH postcode areaPH postcode area
G postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby FK, KA, ML and PA postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts in central Glasgow

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. ^ "A list of Glasgow street names which were subject to change prior to the 1940s". "information derived form the 1937/38 Post Office Directory"
  4. ^ British Postal Museum & Archive. "Postcodes". Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2011.

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