Template:Attached KML/DL postcode area
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DL is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 54°31′59″N 1°40′08″W / 54.533°N 1.669°W / 54.533; -1.669
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns14
Postcode districts17
Postcode sectors67
Postcodes (live)13,282
Postcodes (total)16,683
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The DL postcode area, also known as the Darlington postcode area,[2] is a group of seventeen postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of fourteen post towns. These districts cover central County Durham (including Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Ferryhill, Crook, Spennymoor, Shildon, Barnard Castle and Newton Aycliffe), northern North Yorkshire (including Northallerton, Bedale, Hawes, Leyburn, Richmond and Catterick Garrison) and a very small part of Cumbria.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
DL1 DARLINGTON Darlington (east) Darlington
DL2 DARLINGTON Staindrop, Gainford, Darlington new estates County Durham, Darlington
DL3 DARLINGTON Darlington (west), Faverdale, Coatham Mundeville Darlington
DL4 SHILDON Shildon County Durham
DL5 NEWTON AYCLIFFE Newton Aycliffe, Heighington County Durham
DL6 NORTHALLERTON Northallerton (east), Ingleby Cross North Yorkshire
DL7 NORTHALLERTON Northallerton (west), Romanby, Leeming Bar North Yorkshire
DL8 BEDALE Bedale North Yorkshire
HAWES Hawes North Yorkshire
LEYBURN Coverham, Leyburn, Middleham North Yorkshire
DL9 CATTERICK GARRISON Catterick Garrison North Yorkshire
DL10 RICHMOND Richmond, Catterick, Brompton-upon-Swale, Scotch Corner North Yorkshire
DL11 RICHMOND Swaledale, Reeth, Low Row, Arkengarthdale North Yorkshire, Westmorland and Furness
DL12 BARNARD CASTLE Barnard Castle, Bowes, Middleton-in-Teesdale County Durham
DL13 BISHOP AUCKLAND Stanhope, Frosterley, Wolsingham, Tow Law County Durham, Westmorland and Furness
DL14 BISHOP AUCKLAND Bishop Auckland, Evenwood County Durham
DL15 CROOK Crook, Willington County Durham
DL16 SPENNYMOOR Spennymoor County Durham
DL16 FERRYHILL non-geographic[3][4]
DL17 FERRYHILL Ferryhill, Chilton, Cornforth, Bishop Middleham County Durham
DL98 DARLINGTON non-geographic[5]


Template:Attached KML/DL postcode area
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DL postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BD postcode areaCA postcode areaDH postcode areaHG postcode areaLA postcode areaNE postcode areaNE postcode areaSR postcode areaTS postcode areaYO postcode area
DL postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BD, CA, DH, HG, LA, NE, TS and YO 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. ^ "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ "New sectors and localities to 14 December 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  5. ^ "New sectors and localities to 17 August 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 17 August 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.