OL postcode area

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Postcode district boundaries:

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Oldham postcode area
OL is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaOL
Postcode area nameOldham
Post towns7
Postcode districts17
Postcode sectors70
Postcodes (live)13,110
Postcodes (total)17,162
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The OL postcode area, also known as the Oldham postcode area,[2] is a group of sixteen postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of seven post towns. These cover eastern Greater Manchester (including Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Heywood, Rochdale and Littleborough), plus small parts of Lancashire (including Bacup) and West Yorkshire (including Todmorden).


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts are:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
OL1 OLDHAM Chadderton, Higginshaw, Oldham Oldham
OL2 OLDHAM Heyside, Royton, Shaw Oldham
OL3 OLDHAM Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Greenfield, Uppermill Oldham
OL4 OLDHAM Austerlands, Grasscroft, Grotton, Lees, Lydgate, Oldham, Scouthead, Springhead, Waterhead Oldham
OL5 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Mossley, Mossley Cross Tameside
OL6 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside
OL7 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside
OL8 OLDHAM Bardsley, Oldham Oldham
OL9 OLDHAM Chadderton, Oldham, Westwood, Freehold Oldham
OL10 HEYWOOD Heywood Rochdale
OL11 ROCHDALE Ashworth, Balderstone, Castleton, Norden, Rochdale Rochdale
OL12 ROCHDALE Buckley, Facit, Great Howarth, Healy, Hurstead, Rochdale, Shawforth, Wardle, Whitworth Rochdale, Rossendale
OL13 BACUP Bacup, Britannia, Stacksteads Rossendale
OL14 TODMORDEN Cornholme, Todmorden, Eastwood, Walsden Calderdale
OL15 LITTLEBOROUGH Littleborough, Shore, Smithybridge, Summit Rochdale
OL16 LITTLEBOROUGH non-geographic[3][4]
OL16 ROCHDALE Burnedge, Firgrove, Hurstead, Milnrow, Rochdale, Smallbridge, Thornham Rochdale
OL95 OLDHAM British Gas non-geographic[3]


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OL postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BB postcode areaBD postcode areaBL postcode areaHD postcode areaHX postcode areaM postcode areaSK postcode areaSK postcode area
OL postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BB, BL, HD, HX, M and SK postcode areas.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ a b "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ "New sectors and localities to 14 December 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2012.

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