SP postcode area

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Postcode district boundaries:

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Salisbury postcode area
SP is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area SP
Postcode area name Salisbury
Post towns 6
Postcode districts 11
Postcode sectors 47
Postcodes (live) 8,355
Postcodes (total) 10,691
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The SP postcode area, also known as the Salisbury postcode area,[2] 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
SP1 SALISBURY Central Salisbury and northern suburbs: Laverstock, Stratford-sub-Castle Wiltshire
SP2 SALISBURY Salisbury west suburbs, Quidhampton, Netherhampton, Wilton, Great Wishford Wiltshire
SP3 SALISBURY Tisbury, Shrewton, Hindon, Chilmark, East Knoyle, Dinton Wiltshire
SP4 SALISBURY Amesbury, Durrington, Laverstock and Ford Wiltshire
SP5 SALISBURY Rural parishes southwest, south and east of Salisbury: Alderbury, Alvediston, Ashmore, Bishopstone, Bowerchalke, Britford, Broad Chalke, Clarendon, Coombe Bissett, Downton, Ebbesbourne Wake, Grimstead, Landford, Odstock, Pitton, Redlynch, Sixpenny Handley, Stratford Tony, Tollard Royal, West Dean, West Tytherley, Whiteparish, Winterslow Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire
SP6 FORDINGBRIDGE Fordingbridge New Forest
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
SP10 ANDOVER Andover Test Valley
SP11 ANDOVER Outskirts of Andover and surrounding villages; also Longparish, Grateley, Thruxton, Ludgershall Test Valley, Basingstoke and Deane, Wiltshire


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SP postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BA postcode area BH postcode area DT postcode area RG postcode area SN postcode area SO postcode area
SP postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, BH, DT, RG, SN and SO 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)

External links

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