TQ postcode area

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Postcode district boundaries:

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Torquay postcode area
TQ is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area TQ
Postcode area name Torquay
Post towns 11
Postcode districts 14
Postcode sectors 50
Postcodes (live) 9,872
Postcodes (total) 12,581
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The TQ postcode area, also known as the Torquay postcode area,[2] is a group of fourteen postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eleven post towns. These postcode districts cover much of south Devon, including Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Brixham, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, South Brent, Teignmouth and Totnes.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
TQ1 TORQUAY Torquay (centre), St Marychurch Torbay
TQ2 TORQUAY Torquay (west, north) Torbay
TQ3 PAIGNTON Paignton (north, Preston area) Torbay
TQ4 PAIGNTON Paignton (centre), Goodrington Torbay
TQ5 BRIXHAM Brixham Torbay
TQ6 DARTMOUTH Dartmouth South Hams
TQ7 KINGSBRIDGE Kingsbridge South Hams
TQ8 SALCOMBE Salcombe South Hams
TQ9 TOTNES Totnes, Dartington South Hams
TQ9 SOUTH BRENT non-geographic[3][4]
TQ10 SOUTH BRENT South Brent South Hams
TQ11 BUCKFASTLEIGH Buckfastleigh Teignbridge
TQ12 NEWTON ABBOT Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton Teignbridge
TQ13 NEWTON ABBOT Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead, Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
TQ14 TEIGNMOUTH Teignmouth Teignbridge


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TQ postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.EX postcode area PL postcode area
TQ postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby EX and PL 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. ^ "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ "New sectors and localities to 19 October 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 19 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 25 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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