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Coordinates: 50°49′44″N 0°06′43″W / 50.829°N 0.112°W / 50.829; -0.112
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns18
Postcode districts37
Postcode sectors143
Postcodes (live)21,950
Postcodes (total)34,887
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The BN postcode area, also known as the Brighton postcode area,[2] is a group of 30 postcode districts in South East England, within 18 post towns. These cover southwestern East Sussex (including Brighton, Hove, Eastbourne, Lewes, Hailsham, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Pevensey, Polegate and Seaford) and southeastern West Sussex (including Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel, Hassocks, Henfield, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Steyning). The main sorting office is at the Gatwick Mail Centre in Crawley.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
BN1 BRIGHTON Brighton, Coldean, Falmer, Hollingbury, Patcham, Preston, Stanmer, Withdean Brighton and Hove, Lewes
BN2 BRIGHTON Brighton, Bevendean, Brighton Marina, Kemptown, Moulsecoomb, Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Woodingdean Brighton and Hove, Lewes
BN3 HOVE Hove, Aldrington, Hangleton, West Blatchington Brighton and Hove
BN5 HENFIELD Henfield, Blackstone, Edburton, Fulking, Small Dole, Wineham, Woodmancote Horsham, Mid Sussex
BN6 HASSOCKS Hassocks, Albourne, Clayton, Ditchling, Goddards Green, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer, Newtimber, Sayers Common, Streat, Westmeston Lewes, Mid Sussex
BN7 LEWES Lewes, Cooksbridge, East Chiltington, Iford, Kingston, Offham, Plumpton, Plumpton Green, Rodmell, Southease, Swanborough, Telscombe Lewes
BN8 LEWES Barcombe, Barcombe Cross, Beddingham, Chailey Green, Chiddingly, East Hoathly, Firle, Glynde, Halland, Hamsey, Holmes Hill, Laughton, Newick, North Chailey, Ringmer, Ripe, Shortgate, South Chailey, Southerham, Stoneham, Whitesmith Lewes, Wealden
BN9 NEWHAVEN Newhaven, Piddinghoe, South Heighton, Tarring Neville Lewes
BN10 PEACEHAVEN Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs Lewes
BN11 WORTHING Worthing Worthing
BN12 WORTHING Worthing, Ferring, Goring-by-Sea Arun, Worthing
BN13 WORTHING Worthing, Clapham, Durrington, High Salvington, Patching, Tarring Arun, Worthing
BN14 WORTHING Worthing, Broadwater, Findon, Northend, Tarring Arun, Worthing
BN15 LANCING Lancing, Coombes, Sompting Adur, Worthing
BN16 LITTLEHAMPTON Angmering, East Preston, Kingston Gorse, Rustington Arun
BN17 LITTLEHAMPTON Littlehampton, Climping, Lyminster, Wick Arun
BN18 ARUNDEL Arundel, Amberley, Binsted, Burpham, Crossbush, Fontwell, Ford, Houghton, Madehurst, Poling, Slindon, Slindon Common, South Stoke, Tortington, Walberton, Warningcamp, Wepham, Yapton Arun, Horsham
BN20 EASTBOURNE Eastbourne, Beachy Head, East Dean, Friston, Old Town, Ratton, Wannock, Willingdon Eastbourne, Wealden
BN21 EASTBOURNE Eastbourne, Old Town Eastbourne
BN22 EASTBOURNE Eastbourne, Hampden Park, Willingdon Eastbourne, Wealden
BN23 EASTBOURNE Eastbourne, Friday Street, Langney, Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne
BN24 PEVENSEY Pevensey, Beachlands, Hankham, Normans Bay, Pevensey Bay, Stone Cross, Westham Wealden
BN25 SEAFORD Seaford, Bishopstone, Cuckmere Haven, Exceat, Norton, Rookery Hill, Westdean Lewes, Wealden
BN26 POLEGATE Polegate, Alciston, Alfriston, Arlington, Berwick, Caneheath, Filching, Folkington, Jevington, Litlington, Lullington, Milton Street, Sayerland, Selmeston, Summerhill, Wilmington Wealden
BN27 HAILSHAM Hailsham, Amberstone, Bodle Street, Bodle Street Green, Boreham Street, Carters Corner, Chalvington, Cowbeech, Downash, Golden Cross, Hellingly, Herstmonceux, Horsebridge, Lower Dicker, Lower Horsebridge, Magham Down, Mulbrooks, Rickney, Trolliloes, Upper Dicker, Wartling, Windmill Hill Wealden
BN41 BRIGHTON Fishersgate, Portslade Adur, Brighton and Hove
BN42 BRIGHTON Southwick Adur
BN43 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA Shoreham-by-Sea Adur
BN44 STEYNING Steyning, Ashurst, Botolphs, Bramber, Upper Beeding, Wiston Horsham
BN45 BRIGHTON Poynings, Pyecombe, Saddlescombe Mid Sussex
BN50 BRIGHTON Brighton PO boxes non-geographic[3]
BN51 BRIGHTON Rottingdean PO boxes non-geographic[3]
BN52 HOVE Hove PO boxes non-geographic[3]
BN88 BRIGHTON non-geographic[3]
BN91 WORTHING[4] non-geographic[3]
BN95 LANCING[5] non-geographic[3]
BN99 LANCING non-geographic[3]


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BN postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.GU postcode areaPO postcode areaRH postcode areaTN postcode area
BN postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby GU, PO, RH and TN postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Brighton

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. 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. ^ a b c d e f g "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  4. ^ Post town for only allocated postcode is WORTHING. See BN91 9AA at http://www.royalmail.com/postcode-finder
  5. ^ Post town for only allocated postcode is LANCING. See BN95 1AA at http://www.royalmail.com/postcode-finder