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List of UK Postcodes and Towns

List of UK Postcodes and Towns

The list of UK Postcodes and Towns is an essential part of a mailing plan in the UK and is required to ensure mail is delivered accurately and quickly. Post Towns are usually based on the locations of sorting offices and are one of the elements which help to ensure an address is unique.

There are almost 1,500 Post Towns in the UK with each one covering one or more Postcode Districts and usually covering many more towns and villages.

Royal Mail state that the Post Town must be included on all mail items and that the name should be written or typed in capitals.

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Postcode to Town Applications

This list of UK Postcodes and Towns file is perfect for validating and correcting the Post Town field for any UK mailing address and ensuring it confirms to Royal Mail standards thereby improving the chances of your mail being delivered correctly and quickly.


Fields

  • Full Postcode
  • Postcode Sector
  • Postcode District
  • Postcode Area
  • Post Town

Coverage

The list of UK Postcodes and Towns data covers the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)

Supply Format

The list of UK Postcodes and Towns data 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.

Delivery

The list of UK Postcodes and Towns data is by default emailed at the time of order using a secure download link delivery method.  If you require the data supplied in another format then we will be more than happy to accommodate you where reasonable to do so at no extra cost.

Licensing

The list of UK Postcodes and Towns is licensed annually for each user that has access to it.

Updates

The file is updated every three months and free updates will be made available to you so long as your licence remains current.