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SP postcode area

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SP is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°06′14″N 1°47′35″W / 51.104°N 1.793°W / 51.104; -1.793
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns6
Postcode districts11
Postcode sectors47
Postcodes (live)8,571
Postcodes (total)11,348
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The SP postcode area, also known as the Salisbury postcode area,[2] is a group of eleven postcode districts in southern England, within six post towns. These cover south Wiltshire (including Salisbury and Tidworth) and parts of north Dorset (including Gillingham and Shaftesbury) and west Hampshire (including Andover and Fordingbridge).

The letters in the postcode refer to the Salisbury Plain, a plateau within the postcode area.



The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
SP1 SALISBURY Central Salisbury and northern suburbs: Laverstock, Stratford-sub-Castle Wiltshire
SP2 SALISBURY Salisbury west suburbs, Quidhampton, Netherhampton, Wilton, Great Wishford Wiltshire
SP3 SALISBURY Tisbury, Shrewton, Hindon, Chilmark, East Knoyle, Dinton Wiltshire
SP4 SALISBURY Amesbury, Durrington, Laverstock and Ford Wiltshire
SP5 SALISBURY Rural parishes southwest, south and east of Salisbury: Alderbury, Alvediston, Ashmore, Bishopstone, Bowerchalke, Britford, Broad Chalke, Clarendon, Coombe Bissett, Downton, Ebbesbourne Wake, Grimstead, Landford, Odstock, Pitton, Redlynch, Sixpenny Handley, Stratford Tony, Tollard Royal, West Dean, West Tytherley, Whiteparish, Winterslow Dorset, Wiltshire, New Forest
SP6 FORDINGBRIDGE Fordingbridge, Alderholt, Rockbourne, Martin New Forest, Dorset
SP7 SHAFTESBURY Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas, Fontmell Magna, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Berwick St John, Motcombe Dorset, Wiltshire
SP8 GILLINGHAM Gillingham, Stour Provost, East Stour, West Stour, Kington Magna, Buckhorn Weston, Milton on Stour, Bourton Dorset
SP9 TIDWORTH Tidworth, Shipton Bellinger Wiltshire, Test Valley
SP10 ANDOVER Andover town Test Valley
SP11 ANDOVER Outskirts of Andover and surrounding villages; also Longparish, Grateley, Thruxton, Ludgershall Test Valley, Basingstoke and Deane, Wiltshire


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SP postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BA postcode areaBH postcode areaDT postcode areaRG postcode areaSN postcode areaSO postcode area
SP postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, BH, DT, RG, SN and SO postcode areas.

See also



  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)