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ME is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°19′59″N 0°35′17″E / 51.333°N 0.588°E / 51.333; 0.588
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns11
Postcode districts21
Postcode sectors83
Postcodes (live)16,365
Postcodes (total)22,129
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The ME postcode area, also known as the Rochester postcode area,[2] is a group of 20 postcode districts in South East England, within 11 post towns. These cover north central Kent, including the Medway unitary authority and the borough of Swale, plus parts of the boroughs of Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling, and Gravesham. The letters in the postcode are derived from the name of the Medway conurbation.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
ME1 ROCHESTER Rochester, Borstal, Burham, Wouldham Medway, Tonbridge and Malling
ME2 ROCHESTER Strood, Halling, Cuxton, Frindsbury Medway
ME3 ROCHESTER Hoo Peninsula, Higham Medway, Gravesham
ME4 CHATHAM Chatham, Brompton, Luton, St. Mary's Island Medway
ME5 CHATHAM Walderslade, Blue Bell Hill, Lordswood, Luton Medway, Tonbridge and Malling & Maidstone
ME6 SNODLAND Snodland Tonbridge and Malling
ME7 GILLINGHAM Gillingham, Brompton, Hempstead, Bredhurst Medway, Maidstone
ME8 GILLINGHAM Rainham, Parkwood, Twydall, Hempstead, Wigmore Medway
ME9 SITTINGBOURNE Newington, Teynham, Iwade and Rural Swale
ME10 SITTINGBOURNE Sittingbourne, Kemsley, Milton Regis Swale
ME11 QUEENBOROUGH Queenborough, Rushenden Swale
ME12 SHEERNESS Isle of Sheppey, Minster, Sheerness, Eastchurch Swale
ME13 FAVERSHAM Faversham, Boughton under Blean, Selling and rural area Swale
ME14 MAIDSTONE Maidstone (north and east), Bearsted, Grove Green Maidstone
ME15 MAIDSTONE Maidstone (south), Bearsted (Madginford), Downswood, Shepway, Senacre, Loose, Mangravet, Park Wood, Tovil, East Farleigh, West Farleigh Maidstone
ME16 MAIDSTONE Maidstone (west of the River Medway), Barming, Allington Maidstone
ME17 MAIDSTONE Hollingbourne, Hucking, Harrietsham, Lenham, Boughton Monchelsea, Linton, Coxheath, Chart Sutton, East Sutton, Langley, Kingswood, Sutton Valence Maidstone
ME18 MAIDSTONE Wateringbury, Mereworth, Teston, Nettlestead, West Peckham, Yalding, Laddingford Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling
ME19 WEST MALLING West Malling, Kings Hill, Leybourne, East Malling Tonbridge and Malling
ME20 AYLESFORD Aylesford, Ditton, Larkfield, Eccles Tonbridge and Malling
ME99 ROCHESTER Jobcentre Plus non-geographic


Template:Attached KML/ME postcode area
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ME postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CT postcode areaCT postcode areaDA postcode areaRM postcode areaSS postcode areaTN postcode area
ME postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CT, DA, RM, SS and TN 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)