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Get consistent and comprehensive postcode information for the whole of the United Kingdom in one place, with no need for further lookups or manipulation. The data provides full coverage for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. It includes:
The data contains records of all 1,744,418 postal codes currently in active service in the UK. This field contains the full length postcode unit in a standard and consistent 6-8 character format.
Every individual postcode is grouped into geographical postcode districts, identified by the outward part of the record (before the space). For simplicity and ease of use this field contains the district for all records.
Each postcode has a postal town associated with it, which is usually the location of the Royal Mail sorting office responsible for covering the area. A postal town covers one or more postal districts and may cover a single city or large town, or multiple small towns and villages, and .
The county field contains the relevant high-level administrative area. It contains the Ceremonial Counties for England, Principal Areas for Wales, and Unitary Authorities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
This contains the relevant British country or crown dependency name: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
|Easting and Northing
These fields contain the precise location coordinates for each postcode. All Eastings and Northings use the Ordnance Survey Great Britain 1936 datum (OSGB36), apart from entries for Northern Ireland which use the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland 1952 datum (OSNI52). Eastings and Northings are blank for the Channel Islands (because neither OSGB36 or OSNI52 provide adequate coverage) and for all PO Box and Non-Geographic records.
|Latitude and Longitude
These fields contain the precise location coordinates for each postcode in decimal degrees using the World Geodetic System 1984 datum (WGS84). They are blank for all PO Box and non-geographic records.
This contains the type of postcode: Geographic, Non-Geographic or PO Box. PO Box and non-geographic postcodes are used by the Royal Mail for sorting purposes and don't correspond to a physical geographic location. Typically PO Box records relate to a specific Post Office Box in a sorting office, and Non-Geographic records are assigned to specific large businesses and organisations.
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