Template:Attached KML/CH postcode area
KML is from Wikidata
CH is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°17′35″N 3°01′26″W / 53.293°N 3.024°W / 53.293; -3.024
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns13
Postcode districts37
Postcode sectors213
Postcodes (live)18,790
Postcodes (total)24,203
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The CH postcode area, also known as the Chester postcode area,[2] is a group of 37 postcode districts in North West England and North East Wales. Together the districts cover west Cheshire, the Wirral part of Merseyside, and east Flintshire. Its thirteen post towns are Bagillt, Birkenhead, Buckley, Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port, Flint, Holywell, Mold, Neston, Prenton, Wallasey, and Wirral.

The postcodes for the Wirral Peninsula were originally covered by the L postcode area, until they were transferred to the CH postcode area in 1999. The postcode numbers were unchanged, for example L41 became CH41.[3]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
CH1 CHESTER Blacon, Chester, Higher Ferry, Capenhurst, Backford Cheshire West and Chester, Flintshire
CH2 CHESTER Backford, Chester, Elton, Hoole, Ince, Mickle Trafford, Moston, Newton by Chester, Upton-by-Chester Cheshire West and Chester
CH3 CHESTER Boughton, Chester, Huntington, Mouldsworth, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Farndon, Waverton, Saighton, Upton-by-Chester Cheshire West and Chester
CH4 CHESTER Chester, Curzon Park, Handbridge, Lache, Pulford, Penyffordd, Broughton, Saltney Cheshire West and Chester, Flintshire
CH5 DEESIDE Connah's Quay, Shotton, Queensferry, Sealand, Garden City, Sandycroft, Hawarden, Ewloe, Mancot Flintshire
CH6 BAGILLT Bagillt Flintshire
FLINT Flint, Oakenholt, Flint Mountain
CH7 BUCKLEY Buckley Flintshire, Denbighshire
MOLD Mold, Leeswood, Treuddyn, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Caerwys, Northop Hall
CH8 HOLYWELL Holywell, Milwr, Holway, Carmel, Lloc, Bryn Celyn, Greenfield, Halkyn, Lixwm, Talacre Flintshire
CH25 BIRKENHEAD PO Boxes non-geographic
CH26 PRENTON PO Boxes non-geographic
CH27 WALLASEY PO Boxes non-geographic
CH28 WIRRAL PO Boxes in Moreton non-geographic
CH29 WIRRAL PO Boxes in Hoylake non-geographic
CH30 WIRRAL PO Boxes in Upton non-geographic
CH31 WIRRAL PO Boxes in Heswall non-geographic
CH32 WIRRAL PO Boxes in New Ferry non-geographic
CH33 NESTON PO Boxes non-geographic
CH34 ELLESMERE PORT PO Boxes non-geographic
CH41 BIRKENHEAD Birkenhead, Claughton, Seacombe, Tranmere, Woodside Wirral
CH42 BIRKENHEAD Birkenhead, Oxton, Prenton, Rock Ferry Wirral
CH43 PRENTON Beechwood, Bidston, Noctorum, Oxton, Prenton Wirral
CH44 WALLASEY Egremont, Liscard, Poulton, Seacombe, Wallasey Wirral
CH45 WALLASEY New Brighton, Wallasey, Wallasey Village Wirral
CH46 WIRRAL Leasowe, Moreton, Saughall Massie Wirral
CH47 WIRRAL Hoylake, Meols Wirral
CH48 WIRRAL Caldy, Frankby, Grange, Hoylake, Newton, West Kirby Wirral
CH49 WIRRAL Greasby, Landican, Saughall Massie, Upton, Woodchurch Wirral
CH60 WIRRAL Heswall, Gayton Wirral
CH61 WIRRAL Barnston, Heswall (part), Irby, Pensby, Thingwall, Thurstaston Wirral
CH62 WIRRAL Bromborough, Eastham, New Ferry, Port Sunlight, Spital Wirral
CH63 WIRRAL Brimstage, Bromborough, Clatterbridge, Higher Bebington, Lower Bebington, Raby, Raby Mere, Spital, Storeton, Thornton Hough Wirral
CH64 NESTON Parkgate, Neston, Willaston, Little Neston, Ness, Puddington, Burton Cheshire West and Chester
CH65 ELLESMERE PORT Ellesmere Port, Great Sutton, Whitby, Wolverham Cheshire West and Chester
CH66 ELLESMERE PORT Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port, Great Sutton, Hooton, Ledsham, Little Sutton, Overpool, Whitby Cheshire West and Chester
CH88 CHESTER North West Securities Bank[4] non-geographic
CH99 CHESTER Benefits Agency,[4] St. Michaels Financial Services & Chargecard[4] non-geographic


Template:Attached KML/CH postcode area
KML is from Wikidata
CH postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CW postcode areaL postcode areaLL postcode areaSY postcode areaWA postcode area
CH postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CW, L, LL, SY and WA 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. ^ "Why we are changing postcodes – Royal Mail". Wirral Globe website. Newsquest Media Group. 18 March 1999. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "RM non-geographical postcode list" (PDF).[permanent dead link]