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Postcode Area Files

A great budget and size saving idea.  Instead of taking the full UK postcode address file consisting of well over 28 million addresses, why not take a single postcode area.

You can order every address beginning of the area prefix of your choice.  B for Birmingham, IV for Inverness or CV for Coventry for instance. 

Each area file includes a full list of business and residential addresses within the postcode area.

The very latest postcode address list on this site can be used for direct marketing and other applications including direct mail and data cleaning. This is the only official address database sourced directly from Royal Mail and provides you with every postcode and postal address in the postcode you choose!   The Postcode Address List or PAF file as it is otherwise known, is without any doubt the definitive most up-to-date and complete address database in the UK.

Postcode Map Applications

The Royal Mail Postcode Address File (PAF), is often used to capture, create and or maintain your in-house address lists pre mailing.  This includes web site registrations, forms and customer databases to reduce the number of returned or undelivered items from mailing programs.  Obviously there are many more applications that you can use the PAF file for including mailing, planning leaflet distribution, logistics, navigation to name just a few!


  • Clean addresses
  • Cheaper source as a mailing file
  • Reduce postage costs through Mailsort, Presstream and Cleanmail
  • Reduce the amount of undelivered mail
  • Preservation of brand image
  • Improved accuracy of customer and prospect analysis
  • Great for analysis
  • Perfect for grid referencing

Address Data Fields

  • Organisation Name
  • Department Name
  • PO Box
  • Building Name
  • Sub Building Name
  • Building Number
  • Thoroughfare
  • Street
  • Double Dependent Locality
  • Dependent Locality
  • Post Town
  • Postcode
  • Postcode Type
  • Mailsort SSC
  • Grid Reference (optional)


The Postcode Address list covers every known address in the area you choose.  A sample of the PAF can be found by following the link at the top of this page, this will also provide you with the data fields that are provided for each record.

Supply Format

The PAF file is supplied as a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) delimited text file using double quotes by default. This field format will open very easily using almost any software application including but not limited to Excel, Word, Notepad, Access, SQL etc.  Due to the size of the file, older versions of Excel may not be an option as Excel limits any file size to around 65,000 rows / records.


The Postcode Address File (PAF) is by default emailed at the time of order using a secure download link delivery method.  If you require the PAF supplied in another format then we will be more than happy to accommodate you where humanly reasonable to do so at no extra cost.


PAF is licensed annually for each user that has access to it.  Options for system licences and internet licences are also available.


The Postcode Address list is the most up-to-date and complete address database available and contains a mixture of business and residential sites.   For your licence fee you will receive the very latest file which will be valid for 12 months use and this includes quarterly updates to ensure it stays up to date.

A-Z by Postcode Area Code:
AB Aberdeen
AL St Albans
B Birmingham
BA Bath
BB Blackburn
BD Bradford
BH Bournemouth
BL Bolton
BN Brighton
BR Bromley
BS Bristol
BT Northern Ireland
CA Carlisle
CB Cambridge
CF Cardiff
CH Chester
CM Chelmsford
CO Colchester
CR Croydon
CT Canterbury
CV Coventry
CW Crewe
DA Dartford
DD Dundee
DE Derby
DG Dumfries
DH Durham
DL Darlington
DN Doncaster
DT Dorchester
DY Dudley
E London E
EC London EC
EH Edinburgh
EN Enfield
EX Exeter
FK Falkirk
FY Blackpool
G Glasgow
GL Gloucester
GU Guildford
GY Guernsey
HA Harrow
HD Huddersfield
HG Harrogate
HP Hemel Hempstead
HR Hereford
HS Outer Hebrides
HU Hull
HX Halifax
IG Ilford
IM Isle Of Man
IP Ipswich
IV Inverness
JE Jersey
KA Kilmarnock
KT Kingston
KW Kirkwall
KY Kirkcaldy
L Liverpool
LA Lancaster
LD Llandrindod Wells
LE Leicester
LL Llandudno
LN Lincoln
LS Leeds
LU Luton
M Manchester
ME Rochester
MK Milton Keynes
ML Motherwell
N London N
NE Newcastle
NG Nottingham
NN Northampton
NP Newport
NR Norwich
NW London NW
OL Oldham
OX Oxford
PA Paisley
PE Peterborough
PH Perth
PL Plymouth
PO Portsmouth
PR Preston
RG Reading
RH Redhill
RM Romford
SA Swansea
SE London SE
SG Stevenage
SK Stockport
SL Slough
SM Sutton
SN Swindon
SO Southampton
SP Salisbury
SR Sunderland
SS Southend On Sea
S Sheffield
ST Stoke On Trent
SW London SW
SY Shrewsbury
TA Taunton
TD Galashiels
TF Telford
TN Tonbridge
TQ Torquay
TR Truro
TS Cleveland
TW Twickenham
UB Uxbridge
W London W
WA Warrington
WC London WC
WD Watford
WF Wakefield
WN Wigan
WR Worcester
WS Walsall
WV Wolverhampton
YO York
ZE Lerwick

A-Z by Locality Name:
Aberdeen AB
Bath BA
Birmingham B
Blackburn BB
Blackpool FY
Bolton BL
Bournemouth BH
Bradford BD
Brighton BN
Bristol BS
Bromley BR
Cambridge CB
Canterbury CT
Cardiff CF
Carlisle CA
Chelmsford CM
Chester CH
Cleveland TS
Colchester CO
Coventry CV
Crewe CW
Croydon CR
Darlington DL
Dartford DA
Derby DE
Doncaster DN
Dorchester DT
Dudley DY
Dumfries DG
Dundee DD
Durham DH
Edinburgh EH
Enfield EN
Exeter EX
Falkirk FK
Galashiels TD
Glasgow G
Gloucester GL
Guernsey GY
Guildford GU
Halifax HX
Harrogate HG
Harrow HA
Hemel Hempstead HP
Hereford HR
Huddersfield HD
Hull HU
Ilford IG
Inverness IV
Ipswich IP
Isle Of Man IM
Jersey JE
Kilmarnock KA
Kingston KT
Kirkcaldy KY
Kirkwall KW
Lancaster LA
Leeds LS
Leicester LE
Lerwick ZE
Lincoln LN
Liverpool L
Llandrindod Wells LD
Llandudno LL
London E
London EC
London N
London NW
London SE
London SW
London W
London WC
Luton LU
Manchester M
Milton Keynes MK
Motherwell ML
Newcastle NE
Newport NP
Northampton NN
Northern Ireland BT
Norwich NR
Nottingham NG
Oldham OL
Outer Hebrides HS
Oxford OX
Paisley PA
Perth PH
Peterborough PE
Plymouth PL
Portsmouth PO
Preston PR
Reading RG
Redhill RH
Rochester ME
Romford RM
Salisbury SP
Sheffield S
Shrewsbury SY
Slough SL
Southampton SO
Southend On Sea SS
St Albans AL
Stevenage SG
Stockport SK
Stoke On Trent ST
Sunderland SR
Sutton SM
Swansea SA
Swindon SN
Taunton TA
Telford TF
Tonbridge TN
Torquay TQ
Truro TR
Twickenham TW
Uxbridge UB
Wakefield WF
Walsall WS
Warrington WA
Watford WD
Wigan WN
Wolverhampton WV
Worcester WR
York YO


The data will be released in a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format so that it opens in Excel, Word and many other software applications.  If you prefer the data can be sent in an alternate format (let us know once you've ordered and we will do our best to supply in the format you need free of charge).  The list of Addresses can be downloaded from our site or emailed just a few moments after ordering.