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WN postcode area

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WN is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°32′02″N 2°38′13″W / 53.534°N 2.637°W / 53.534; -2.637
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns3
Postcode districts8
Postcode sectors35
Postcodes (live)7,149
Postcodes (total)9,152
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The WN postcode area, also known as the Wigan postcode area,[2] is a group of eight postcode districts in North West England, within three post towns. These cover most of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester (including Wigan itself and Leigh), plus small parts of West Lancashire (including Skelmersdale) and the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
WN1 WIGAN Haigh, Ince, Swinley, Wigan Wigan
WN2 WIGAN Abram, Aspull, Bamfurlong, Bickershaw, Haigh, Hindley, Hindley Green, Ince, Platt Bridge Wigan
WN3 WIGAN Goose Green, Ince, Winstanley, Worsley Mesnes, Hawkley Hall Wigan
WN4 WIGAN Ashton-in-Makerfield, Garswood Wigan, St Helens
WN5 WIGAN Billinge, Newtown, Higher End, Orrell, Pemberton, Winstanley, Worsley Hall, Marsh Green. Wigan, St Helens
WN6 WIGAN Appley Bridge, Beech Hill, Shevington, Springfield, Standish, Wrightington Wigan, West Lancashire
WN7 LEIGH Leigh, Hope Carr, Landside, Low Common, Bedford, Westleigh, Pennington, Higher Folds Wigan
WN8 WIGAN Dalton, Newburgh, Parbold West Lancashire
SKELMERSDALE Chapel House, Holland Moor, Roby Mill, Skelmersdale, Up Holland


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WN postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BL postcode areaL postcode areaM postcode areaPR postcode areaWA postcode area
WN postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BL, L, M, PR and WA postcode areas.

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)

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