DH postcode area

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Postcode district boundaries:

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Durham postcode area
DH is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area DH
Postcode area name Durham
Post towns 5
Postcode districts 12
Postcode sectors 47
Postcodes (live) 8,880
Postcodes (total) 10,996
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The DH postcode area, also known as the Durham postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Chester le Street, Consett, Durham, Houghton le Spring and Stanley in England.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
DH1 DURHAM Durham County Durham
DH2 CHESTER LE STREET Chester-Le-Street (west of East Coast Main Line), Ouston, Pelton, Birtley (west of East Coast Main Line) County Durham, Gateshead
DH3 CHESTER LE STREET Chester-le-Street (east of East Coast Main Line), Great Lumley, Birtley (east of East Coast Main Line) County Durham, Gateshead
DH4 HOUGHTON LE SPRING Houghton le Spring (West of A690), Penshaw, Shiney Row County Durham, Sunderland
DH5 HOUGHTON LE SPRING Houghton le Spring (East of A690), Hetton-le-Hole Sunderland
DH6 DURHAM South Hetton, Haswell, Shotton Colliery, Ludworth, Shadforth, Sherburn, Littletown, Kelloe, Coxhoe , Bowburn, Cassop, Pittington, Thornley, Wheatly Hill County Durham
DH7 DURHAM Brandon, Lanchester, Esh Winning, Burnhope, Langley Park, Sacriston, Ushaw Moor, Brancepeth County Durham
DH8 CONSETT, DURHAM, STANLEY[3] Consett, Blackhill, Bridgehill, Shotley Bridge, Leadgate, Delves Lane County Durham, Northumberland
DH9 STANLEY Dipton, Stanley, Annfield Plain County Durham
DH97 DURHAM HM Passport Office[3] non-geographic
DH98 DURHAM BT[3] non-geographic
DH99 DURHAM National Savings and Investments[3] non-geographic


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DH postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.DL postcode area NE postcode area SR postcode area TS postcode area
DH postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DL, NE, SR and TS postcode areas.

See also


  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 c d "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 16, 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

External links

  • Royal Mail's Postcode Address File
  • A quick introduction to Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF)
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