S postcode area

Postcode district boundaries:
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S is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°23′49″N 1°24′25″W / 53.397°N 1.407°W / 53.397; -1.407
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns8
Postcode districts52
Postcode sectors248
Postcodes (live)33,439
Postcodes (total)49,099
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The S postcode area, also known as the Sheffield postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. These cover most of South Yorkshire (including Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Mexborough), parts of north Derbyshire (including Chesterfield, Dronfield and the Hope Valley) and north-west Nottinghamshire (including Worksop), plus a small part of West Yorkshire. The S postcode area is one of six with a population above 1 million.[3]


For 1857–1868 an S sector of the London postal district existed.

Similarly, there were also S-prefixed postal districts in the compass-based system used in Glasgow: Glasgow S1, S2, S3 and S4, which later became G41 to G44.

Three postcode districts were split and separated into ten new postcode districts. These were:

  • S20, formed out of S19
  • S21, S25 and S26, formed out of S31
  • S32 to S36, formed out of S30.

The S64 district covering the Mexborough post town was originally earmarked for use as DN13, which has never been used.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
S1 SHEFFIELD City Centre Sheffield
S2 SHEFFIELD City Centre, Arbourthorne, Heeley, Highfield, Lowfield, Manor, Newfield Green, Norfolk Park, Park Hill, Wybourn Sheffield
S3 SHEFFIELD City Centre, Broomhall, Burngreave, Neepsend, Netherthorpe, Pitsmoor Sheffield
S4 SHEFFIELD Brightside, Burngreave, Grimesthorpe, Osgathorpe, Page Hall, Pitsmoor Sheffield
S5 SHEFFIELD Firth Park, Fir Vale, Longley, Shirecliffe, Shiregreen, Southey, Parson Cross, Wincobank Sheffield
S6 SHEFFIELD Bradfield, Dungworth, Fox Hill, Hillsborough, Holdworth, Hollow Meadows, Loxley, Malin Bridge, Middlewood, Stannington, Storrs, Upperthorpe, Wadsley, Wadsley Bridge, Walkley, Wisewood Sheffield
S7 SHEFFIELD Beauchief, Carter Knowle, Millhouses, Nether Edge Sheffield
S8 SHEFFIELD Batemoor, Beauchief, Greenhill, Jordanthorpe, Lowedges, Meadowhead, Meersbrook, Norton, Norton Lees, Woodseats Sheffield
S9 SHEFFIELD Attercliffe, Brightside, Darnall, Handsworth Hill, Meadowhall, Tinsley, Wincobank Sheffield
S10 SHEFFIELD Broomhall, Broomhill, Crookes, Crookesmoor, Crosspool, Endcliffe, Fulwood, Ranmoor Sheffield
S11 SHEFFIELD Bents Green, Brincliffe, Carter Knowle, Ecclesall, Greystones, Millhouses, Nether Edge, Parkhead, Ringinglow, Sharrow, Whirlow Sheffield
S12 SHEFFIELD Birley, Frecheville, Gleadless, Hackenthorpe, Intake, Ridgeway North East Derbyshire, Sheffield
S13 SHEFFIELD Handsworth, Normanton Spring, Orgreave, Richmond, Woodhouse, Woodthorpe Rotherham, Sheffield
S14 SHEFFIELD Gleadless Valley Sheffield
S17 SHEFFIELD Bradway, Dore, Totley Sheffield
S18 DRONFIELD Dronfield, Holmesfield, Unstone North East Derbyshire
S19 Recoded to S20
S20 SHEFFIELD Beighton, Crystal Peaks, Halfway, Mosborough, Owlthorpe, Plumbley, Sothall, Waterthorpe, Westfield Sheffield
S21 SHEFFIELD Eckington, Killamarsh, Marsh Lane, Middle Handley, Renishaw, Spinkhill, Troway, West Handley North East Derbyshire
S25 SHEFFIELD Anston, Brookhouse, Dinnington, Laughton en le Morthen, Slade Hooton Rotherham
S26 SHEFFIELD Aston, Aughton, Harthill, Kiveton Park, Swallownest, Todwick, Ulley, Wales, Waleswood, Woodall Rotherham
S30 Recoded to S32, S33, S35, S36
S31 Recoded to S21, S25, S26
S32 HOPE VALLEY Abney, Bretton, Calver, Curbar, Eyam, Foolow, Grindleford, Hathersage, Leam, Stoney Middleton Derbyshire Dales
S33 HOPE VALLEY Aston, Bamford, Barber Booth, Bradwell, Castleton, Edale, Hope, Thornhill, Yorkshire Bridge High Peak
S35 SHEFFIELD Chapeltown, Crane Moor, Ecclesfield, Green Moor, Grenoside, Hermit Hill, High Green, Oughtibridge, Thurgoland, Wharncliffe Side, Wortley, Worrall Sheffield
S36 SHEFFIELD Bolsterstone, Carlecotes, Catshaw, Crow Edge, Deepcar, Dunford Bridge, Hoylandswaine, Ingbirchworth, Langsett, Midhopestones, Millhouse Green, Oxspring, Snowden Hill, Stocksbridge, Penistone, Thurlstone, Upper Midhope, Wigtwizzle Barnsley, Sheffield
S40 CHESTERFIELD Town Centre, Boythorpe, Birdholme, Brampton Chesterfield
S41 CHESTERFIELD Corbriggs, Hasland, Newbold, Old Whittington, Sheepbridge, Spital, Tapton, Whittington Moor, Winsick Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire
S42 CHESTERFIELD Alton, Cutthorpe, Eastmoor, Grassmoor, Holmewood, Holymoorside, Ingmanthorpe, North Wingfield, Temple Normanton, Tupton, Wadshelf, Walton, Wingerworth Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire
S43 CHESTERFIELD Barlborough, Barrow Hill, Brimington, Clowne, Hollingwood, Inkersall Green, Poolsbrook, Mastin Moor, Staveley Bolsover, Chesterfield
S44 CHESTERFIELD Arkwright Town, Ault Hucknall, Bolsover, Calow, Doe Lea, Heath, Oxcroft, Rowthorne, Scarcliffe, Shuttlewood, Stanfree, Stansby, Sutton cum Duckmanton, Sutton Scarsdale Bolsover, North East Derbyshire
S45 CHESTERFIELD Ashover, Astwith, Clay Cross, Hardstoft, Kelstedge, Littlemoor, Milltown, Pilsley, Slack, Uppertown North East Derbyshire
S49 CHESTERFIELD Bulk users non-geographic
S60 ROTHERHAM Town Centre, Brinsworth, Catcliffe, Canklow, Clifton, Masbrough, Treeton, Waverley, Whiston Rotherham
S61 ROTHERHAM Greasbrough, Kimberworth, Rockingham, Scholes, Thorpe Hesley Rotherham
S62 ROTHERHAM Abdy, Nether Haugh, Parkgate, Rawmarsh, Wentworth Rotherham
S63 ROTHERHAM Bolton-on-Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Brampton Bierlow, Wath-on-Dearne, West Melton Barnsley, Rotherham
S64 MEXBOROUGH Adwick Upon Dearne, Kilnhurst, Mexborough, Swinton Doncaster, Rotherham
S65 ROTHERHAM Dalton, East Dene, Eastwood, Herringthorpe, Hooton Roberts, Ravenfield, Thrybergh
S66 ROTHERHAM Braithwell, Bramley, Brampton-en-le-Morthen, Hellaby, Maltby, Micklebring, Morthen, Stainton, Stone, Thurcroft, Wickersley Rotherham
S70 BARNSLEY Town Centre, Birdwell, Kendray, Stairfoot, Worsborough Barnsley
S71 BARNSLEY Ardsley, Athersley, Lundwood, Monk Bretton, Royston Barnsley
S72 BARNSLEY Brierley, Cudworth, Grimethorpe, Shafton, South Hiendley Barnsley, Wakefield
S73 BARNSLEY Darfield, Hemingfield, Wombwell Barnsley, Rotherham
S74 BARNSLEY Elsecar, Hoyland, Jump Barnsley
S75 BARNSLEY Barugh Green, Cawthorne, Darton, Dodworth, Gawber, Kexborough, Mapplewell, Pogmoor, Staincross, Tankersley, Wilthorpe Barnsley, Wakefield
S80 WORKSOP Worksop (south), Creswell, Rhodesia, Thorpe Salvin, Whitwell Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Rotherham
S81 WORKSOP Worksop (north), Blyth, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Langold, Shireoaks, Woodsetts Bassetlaw, Rotherham
S94 SHEFFIELD Census 2021 (a main national office) non-geographic
S95 SHEFFIELD Bulk users non-geographic
S96 SHEFFIELD Bulk users non-geographic
S97 ROTHERHAM, SHEFFIELD Bulk users, mostly Selectapost non-geographic
S98 SHEFFIELD Bulk users non-geographic
S99 SHEFFIELD Jobcentre Plus non-geographic


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S postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.DE postcode areaDN postcode areaHD postcode areaHX postcode areaHX postcode areaNG postcode areaOL postcode areaSK postcode areaST postcode areaWF postcode area
S postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DE, DN, HD, NG, SK and WF postcode areas.

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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)
  3. ^ "FOI request: Population for every postcode district in England and Wales". The National Archives. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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