SP postcode area
|Salisbury postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Salisbury|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The SP postcode area, also known as the Salisbury postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of six post towns. These postcode districts cover south Wiltshire and parts of north Dorset and west Hampshire, including Salisbury, Andover, Fordingbridge, Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Tidworth.
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|
|SP2||SALISBURY||Outer Salisbury and surrounding villages||Wiltshire|
|SP3||SALISBURY||Tisbury, Shrewton, Hindon, Chilmark, East Knoyle, Dinton.||Wiltshire|
|SP4||SALISBURY||Amesbury & Durrington||Wiltshire|
|SP7||SHAFTESBURY||Shaftesbury, Compton Abbas, Fontmell Magna, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Berwick St John, Motcombe.||North Dorset, Wiltshire|
|SP8||GILLINGHAM||Gillingham, Stour Provost, East Stour, West Stour, Kington Magna, Buckhorn Weston, Milton-on-Stour.||North Dorset|
|SP9||TIDWORTH||Tidworth, Shipton Bellinger||Wiltshire, Test Valley|
|SP11||ANDOVER||Outskirts of Andover and surrounding villages||Test Valley, Basingstoke and Deane, Wiltshire|
- "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.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)