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Newcastle upon Tyne
Coordinates: 55°02′28″N 1°39′04″W / 55.041°N 1.651°W / 55.041; -1.651
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post towns34
Postcode districts67
Postcode sectors230
Postcodes (live)33,157
Postcodes (total)45,070
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The NE postcode area, also known as the Newcastle upon Tyne postcode area,[2][3][4] is a group of 61 postcode districts in north-east England, within 34 post towns. These cover most of Tyne and Wear (including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North Shields, South Shields, Wallsend, Whitley Bay, Hebburn, Jarrow, Washington, Blaydon-on-Tyne, East Boldon, Boldon Colliery, Rowlands Gill and Ryton) and Northumberland (including Blyth, Morpeth, Hexham, Alnwick, Cramlington, Bedlington, Ashington, Prudhoe, Bamburgh, Riding Mill, Choppington, Corbridge, Seahouses, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Stocksfield, Haltwhistle, Wylam, Chathill, Belford and Wooler), plus a very small part of northern County Durham.

The original NE postal district was created as part of the London postal district in 1858, covering north east London. It was abolished, along with the S postal district covering south London, in 1866..[5]


The original NE postal district spanned 1858 to 1866 for northeast London, abolished along with the S postcode, which later became the Sheffield postcode area;[5] parts were transferred to the N and E districts, while others were removed from the London postal district altogether.[5]


It incorporates the Tyneside area of Tyne and Wear, as well as most of Northumberland (apart from the Berwick area in the far north). In 2011 it had a census return population of 1,162,976[6] therefore was the UK's fifth most populous.

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
NE1 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Central Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Jesmond, Spital Tongues Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Gosforth, Fawdon, Kingston Park, Kenton Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Fenham, Arthurs Hill, Elswick, Wingrove, Benwell Newcastle upon Tyne
NE5 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Blakelaw, Cowgate, Denton, Westerhope Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Walker, Byker, Heaton, Walkergate Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Heaton, Benton Newcastle upon Tyne
NE8 GATESHEAD Gateshead, Bensham Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
NE9 GATESHEAD Low Fell, Springwell Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, City of Sunderland
NE10 GATESHEAD Felling, Whitehills Estate, Leam Lane, Pelaw, Bill Quay Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
NE11 GATESHEAD Dunston, Metro Centre, Team Valley, Kibblesworth Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
NE12 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Killingworth, Longbenton North Tyneside
NE13 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Airport, Wideopen, Dinnington, Great Park (West), Woolsington Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside
NE15 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Lemington, Throckley, Newburn, Fenham, Benwell & Scotswood Newcastle upon Tyne
NE16 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Whickham, Sunniside, Burnopfield Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, County Durham
NE17 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Chopwell, Western Chopwell Wood Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Northumberland
NE18 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Stamfordham, Dalton Northumberland
NE19 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Byrness, Otterburn Northumberland
NE20 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Ponteland Northumberland
NE21 BLAYDON-ON-TYNE Blaydon, Winlaton Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
NE22 BEDLINGTON Bedlington, Hartford Bridge Northumberland
NE23 CRAMLINGTON Cramlington, Seghill Northumberland
NE24 BLYTH Blyth, Newsham, Cowpen, Cambois Northumberland
NE25 WHITLEY BAY Monkseaton, Earsdon, New Hartley, Holywell, Seaton Delaval North Tyneside, Northumberland
NE26 WHITLEY BAY Whitley Bay, Seaton Sluice North Tyneside, Northumberland
NE27 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Shiremoor, West Allotment, Backworth, Holystone, Murton Village North Tyneside
NE28 WALLSEND Battle Hill, Willington, Wallsend, North Tyne Tunnel North Tyneside
NE29 NORTH SHIELDS North Shields, Royal Quays, Billy Mill, New York North Tyneside
NE30 NORTH SHIELDS Marden, Tynemouth, Cullercoats North Tyneside
NE31 HEBBURN Hebburn South Tyneside
NE32 JARROW Jarrow, Fellgate, South Tyne Tunnel South Tyneside
NE33 SOUTH SHIELDS Town Centre, Deans, High Shields South Tyneside
NE34 SOUTH SHIELDS Harton, Horsley Hill, Marsden, Simonside, Brockley Whins South Tyneside
NE35 BOLDON COLLIERY Boldon Colliery South Tyneside
NE36 EAST BOLDON East Boldon, West Boldon South Tyneside
NE37 WASHINGTON Usworth, Sulgrave, Albany Sunderland
NE38 WASHINGTON Town Centre, Oxclose, Fatfield, Harraton Sunderland
NE39 ROWLANDS GILL Rowlands Gill, High Spen, Hamsterley Mill, Eastern Chopwell Wood Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, County Durham
NE40 RYTON Ryton, Crawcrook, Greenside Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
NE41 WYLAM Wylam Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Northumberland
NE42 PRUDHOE Prudhoe Northumberland
NE43 STOCKSFIELD Stocksfield Northumberland
NE44 RIDING MILL Riding Mill, Broomhaugh Northumberland
NE45 CORBRIDGE Corbridge Northumberland
NE46 HEXHAM Hexham Northumberland
NE47 HEXHAM Acomb, Hexhamshire Northumberland
NE48 HEXHAM Falstone, Kielder Northumberland
NE49 HALTWHISTLE Haltwhistle Northumberland
NE61 MORPETH Morpeth, Tranwell, Clifton, Hepscott, Mitford Northumberland
NE62 CHOPPINGTON Scotland Gate, Guidepost, Stakeford, West Sleekburn, Bomarsund Northumberland
NE63 ASHINGTON Ashington Northumberland
NE64 NEWBIGGIN-BY-THE-SEA Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Northumberland
NE65 MORPETH River Coquet Northumberland
NE66 ALNWICK Alnwick, Shilbottle Northumberland
NE67 CHATHILL Chathill, Beadnell Northumberland
NE68 SEAHOUSES Seahouses Northumberland
NE69 BAMBURGH Bamburgh Northumberland
NE70 BELFORD Belford Northumberland
NE71 WOOLER Wooler Northumberland
NE82 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BT Group[7] non-geographic
NE83 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BT Group[7] non-geographic
NE85 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Spark Response Ltd[7] non-geographic
NE88 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HM Revenue and Customs (Child Benefit Centre)[7] non-geographic
NE92 GATESHEAD Department for Work and Pensions (Earlsway)[7] non-geographic
NE98 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Department for Work and Pensions (Central Office)[7] non-geographic
NE99 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Locked boxes (Head Post Office)[7] non-geographic


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NE postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CA postcode areaDH postcode areaDL postcode areaDL postcode areaSR postcode areaTD postcode areaTS postcode area
NE postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CA, DH, DL, SR and TD postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Newcastle upon Tyne
Detailed map of postcode districts and post towns in and around Newcastle upon Tyne

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. ^ Manger, Warren (26 August 2014). "40 facts about the postcode to mark 40th anniversary as vital part of daily life". Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  4. ^ "History of the UK Postcode - Modern Origin". Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Reynolds, Laura (October 2016). "Why Is There No NE Or S London Postcode District?". Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  6. ^ Staff. "NE postcodes". Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ 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 29 November 2012.