M postcode area

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Manchester postcode area
M is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area M
Postcode area name Manchester
Post towns 3
Postcode districts 48
Postcode sectors 302
Postcodes (live) 31,670
Postcodes (total) 56,617
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The M postcode area, also known as the Manchester postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts in Greater Manchester, England.

The postcode districts are subdivisions of three post towns. Most of the districts are within the Manchester post town; the other two are Salford and Sale. The area covers parts of all ten metropolitan boroughs of Greater Manchester, primarily the City of Manchester, the City of Salford and the borough of Trafford.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
M1 MANCHESTER Piccadilly, City Centre, Market Street Manchester
M2 MANCHESTER Deansgate, City Centre Manchester
(Sectors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9)
MANCHESTER City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield Manchester
(Sectors 5, 6 and 7)
SALFORD Blackfriars, Greengate, Trinity Salford
M4 MANCHESTER Ancoats, Northern Quarter, Strangeways Manchester
M5 SALFORD Ordsall, Seedley, Weaste, University, Salford
M6 SALFORD Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Langworthy, Seedley, Charlestown Salford
M7 SALFORD Higher Broughton, Cheetwood, Lower Broughton, Kersal Salford
M8 MANCHESTER Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill Manchester
M9 MANCHESTER Harpurhey, Blackley Manchester
M11 MANCHESTER Clayton, Openshaw, Beswick Manchester
M12 MANCHESTER Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester
M13 MANCHESTER Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester
M14 MANCHESTER Fallowfield, Moss Side, Ladybarn, Rusholme, Victoria Park Manchester
M15 MANCHESTER Hulme, Manchester Science Park Manchester
M16 MANCHESTER Firswood, Old Trafford, Whalley Range, Moss Side Manchester, Trafford
M17 MANCHESTER Trafford Park, The Trafford Centre Trafford
M18 MANCHESTER Abbey Hey, Gorton Manchester
M19 MANCHESTER Levenshulme, Burnage, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel, Reddish Manchester, Stockport
M20 MANCHESTER Didsbury, Withington Manchester
M21 MANCHESTER Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow Moor Manchester
M22 MANCHESTER Wythenshawe, Northenden, Sharston Industrial Area Manchester
M23 MANCHESTER Baguley, Brooklands, Roundthorn Industrial Estate Manchester
M24 MANCHESTER Middleton, Alkrington, Chadderton Rochdale, Oldham
M25 MANCHESTER Prestwich, Sedgeley Park, Simister Bury
M26 MANCHESTER Radcliffe, Stoneclough Bury, Bolton
M27 MANCHESTER Swinton, Clifton, Pendlebury, Wardley, Agecroft Salford
M28 MANCHESTER Worsley, Walkden, Boothstown, Mosley Common, Wardley Industrial Estate Salford, Wigan
M29 MANCHESTER Tyldesley, Astley Wigan
M30 MANCHESTER Eccles, Monton, Peel Green, Winton, Patricroft, Barton-upon-Irwell, Ellesmere Park Salford
M31 MANCHESTER Carrington, Partington Trafford
M32 MANCHESTER Stretford Trafford
M33 SALE Sale, Brooklands Trafford
M34 MANCHESTER Denton, Audenshaw Tameside
M35 MANCHESTER Failsworth Oldham
M38 MANCHESTER Little Hulton Salford
M40 MANCHESTER Collyhurst, Miles Platting, Moston, New Moston, Newton Heath Manchester
M41 MANCHESTER Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Barton Dock Road Trafford
M43 MANCHESTER Droylsden Tameside
M44 MANCHESTER Irlam, Cadishead Salford
M45 MANCHESTER Whitefield Bury
M46 MANCHESTER Atherton Wigan
M50 SALFORD Salford Quays, MediaCityUK Salford
(Sectors 1 and 7)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M1) Manchester
(Sectors 2 and 8)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M2) Manchester
(Sectors 3 and 9)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M3) Manchester
(Sectors 4 and 0)
MANCHESTER Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M4) Manchester
(Sectors 5 and 6)
MANCHESTER Manchester X Manchester
(Sector 9)
SALFORD Large user and PO Box Salford
M61 MANCHESTER Manchester X Manchester
M90 MANCHESTER Manchester Airport Manchester
M99 MANCHESTER Manchester X; JD Williams (located geographically in M1 and M3) Manchester

The original M10 district was recoded to M40 in 1993. Today, the ITV soap opera Coronation Street uses M10 as the district for its setting of Weatherfield, with the street itself having the postcode M10 9KC.[3]

The M50 district was formed out of the M5 district in 2002.[4]


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M postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. BL postcode area CW postcode area OL postcode area SK postcode area WA postcode area WN postcode area
M postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BL, OL, SK, WA and WN postcode areas.

Former scheme

Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Manchester along with other major cities like Birmingham, Liverpool and Sheffield was divided into numbered postcode districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode). The districts were based on Manchester and Salford together and districts outside the city boundaries were also included.

For example, the City Centre had postcode districts 1 - 4 (north-east, south, west and north-west respectively: Manchester 1 was around Piccadilly and 4 was around Victoria). 5, 6, 7 and 8 were in Salford and then the sequence continued across north Manchester and so round to M17 (Trafford Park). M18 onwards were further out still.

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 Edition 4, (2004)
  3. ^ "Renting TV's most famous properties". TNT Magazine. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Royal Mail Postcode Update 34". Beacon Dodsworth. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 

http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/PlanningData/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeNeighbours&TheSystemkey=109952[permanent dead link]

External links

  • Royal Mail's Postcode Address File
  • A quick introduction to Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF)
  • Map of postcodes of Greater Manchester
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