Template:Attached KML/CB postcode area
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CB is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°12′29″N 0°12′40″E / 52.208°N 0.211°E / 52.208; 0.211
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns5
Postcode districts16
Postcode sectors83
Postcodes (live)10,542
Postcodes (total)19,101
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The CB postcode area, also known as the Cambridge postcode area,[2] is a group of sixteen postcode districts in the east of England, within five post towns. These cover much of south and east Cambridgeshire (including Cambridge and Ely), plus parts of west Suffolk (including Newmarket and Haverhill) and north-west Essex (including Saffron Walden), and a very small part of Norfolk.

Districts CB21 to CB25 were formed in September 2006 from the parts of districts CB1 to CB5 lying outside of the city of Cambridge.[3][4][5]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
CB1 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (Central, South), Teversham (parts of) Cambridge; South Cambridgeshire
CB2 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (West) Cambridge; South Cambridgeshire
CB3 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (North-West), Girton Cambridge; South Cambridgeshire
CB4 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (North) Cambridge; South Cambridgeshire
CB5 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (East) Cambridge; South Cambridgeshire
CB6 ELY Ely (west), Aldreth, Apes Hall, Black Horse Drove, Chettisham, Coveney, Haddenham, Little Downham, Little Thetford, Littleport, Mepal, Pymore, Stretham, Sutton, Wardy Hill, Wentworth, Wilburton, Witcham, Witchford East Cambridgeshire; King's Lynn and West Norfolk
CB7 ELY Ely (east and city centre), Barway, Brandon Bank, Brandon Creek, Broad Hill, Chippenham, Down Field, Fordham, Isleham, Prickwillow, Queen Adelaide, River Bank, Soham, Stuntney, Upware, Wicken East Cambridgeshire
CB8 NEWMARKET Newmarket, Ashley, Brinkley, Burrough End, Burrough Green, Carlton, Cheveley, Clopton Green, Cowlinge, Dalham, Denston, Ditton Green, Dullingham, Dunstall Green, Exning, Gazeley, Great Bradley, Kennett, Kentford, Kirtling, Kirtling Green, Lady's Green, Landwade, Lidgate, Moulton, Ousden, Saxon Street, Six Mile Bottom, Snailwell, Stetchworth, Stradishall, Thorns, Upend, Westley Waterless, Wickhambrook, Woodditton West Suffolk; East Cambridgeshire; South Cambridgeshire
CB9 HAVERHILL Haverhill, Barnardiston, Great Thurlow, Great Wratting, Helions Bumpstead, Kedington, Little Bradley, Little Thurlow, Little Wratting, Steeple Bumpstead, Sturmer, Withersfield West Suffolk; Braintree
CB10 SAFFRON WALDEN Saffron Walden (north and town centre), Ashdon, Church End, Great Chesterford, Great Sampford, Hempstead, Hinxton, Howlett End, Ickleton, Little Chesterford, Little Sampford, Little Walden, Radwinter, Red Oaks Hill, Sewards End, Wimbish, Wimbish Green Uttlesford; South Cambridgeshire
CB11 SAFFRON WALDEN Saffron Walden (south), Arkesden, Audley End, Clavering, Debden, Debden Green, Duddenhoe End, Elmdon, Langley, Littlebury, Littlebury Green, Newport, Pond Street, Quendon, Rickling, Rickling Green, Shortgrove, Starling's Green, Strethall, Upper Green, Wendens Ambo, Wicken Bonhunt, Widdington Uttlesford
CB21 CAMBRIDGE Fulbourn, Great and Little Wilbraham, West Wratting, Weston Colville, Teversham (parts of), Abington (incl. Little), Hildersham, Bartlow, Hadstock, Horseheath, Shudy Camps, West Wickham, Castle Camps, Balsham, Linton South Cambridgeshire; Uttlesford
CB22 CAMBRIDGE Sawston, Great Shelford, Duxford, Stapleford, Harston, Whittlesford, Foxton, Barrington, Little Shelford, Hauxton, Newton, Pampisford, Babraham South Cambridgeshire
CB23 CAMBRIDGE Cambourne (Great, Lower and Upper), Barton, Comberton, Harlton, Great and Little Eversden, Bourn, Highfields Caldecote, Coton, Haslingfield, Kingston, Hardwick, Toft, Longstowe, Madingley, Dry Drayton, Papworth Everard, Lolworth, Bar Hill, Elsworth, Knapwell, Conington, Boxworth, Caxton, Papworth Saint Agnes South Cambridgeshire; Cambridge
CB24 CAMBRIDGE Cottenham, Milton, Histon, Impington, Willingham, Longstanton, Over, Swavesey, Northstowe, Oakington, Fen Drayton, Rampton South Cambridgeshire
CB25 CAMBRIDGE Burwell, Waterbeach, Bottisham, Lode, Landbeach, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Stow cum Quy, Horningsea, Reach, Chittering, Cottenham (parts of) South Cambridgeshire; East Cambridgeshire


Postcode districts of Cambridge superimposed on its electoral boundaries
Template:Attached KML/CB postcode area
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CB postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CM postcode areaCO postcode areaIP postcode areaPE postcode areaSG postcode area
CB postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CM, CO, IP, PE and SG postcode areas.

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. ^ "Proposed Changes to CB1-5 Postcode Addresses". www.miltonvillage.org.uk. Archived from the original on 15 October 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Conversion tool between old and new postcodes". www.whatgas.com. Retrieved 28 February 2007.
  5. ^ Royal Mail Postcode Update 43[permanent dead link]