Template:Attached KML/PR postcode area
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PR is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 53°43′23″N 2°45′22″W / 53.723°N 2.756°W / 53.723; -2.756
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns4
Postcode districts13
Postcode sectors83
Postcodes (live)13,061
Postcodes (total)19,936
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The PR postcode area, also known as the Preston postcode area,[2] is a group of eleven postcode districts in North West England which together cover northern Merseyside and parts of central and southern Lancashire. Its four post towns are Chorley, Leyland, Southport, and Preston.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
PR0 PRESTON Express Gifts non-geographic[3]
PR1 PRESTON City Centre, Avenham, Broadgate, Deepdale, Fishwick, St. Matthew's, Penwortham City of Preston, South Ribble
PR2 PRESTON Ashton On Ribble, Brookfield, Cadley, Fulwood, Grimsargh, Haighton, Ingol, Larches, Lea, Ribbleton, Riversway, Sharoe Green, Tanterton City of Preston
PR3 PRESTON Barnacre-with-Bonds, Barton, Bilsborrow, Bonds, Bowgreave, Broughton, Cabus, Calder Vale, Chipping, Claughton, Forton, Garstang, Goosnargh, Great Eccleston, Inglewhite, Little Eccleston, Longridge, Myerscough, Oakenclough, Pilling, Ribchester, St Michael's On Wyre, Scorton, Whittingham, Winmarleigh Fylde, City of Preston, Ribble Valley, Wyre
PR4 PRESTON Becconsall, Catforth, Clifton, Cottam, Eaves, Elswick, Freckleton, Hesketh Bank, Hutton, Inskip, Kirkham, Lea Town, Longton, Much Hoole, New Longton, Newton, Tarleton, Thistleton, Treales, Roseacre and Wharles, Walmer Bridge, Warton, Wesham, Woodplumpton, Wrea Green Fylde, City of Preston, South Ribble, West Lancashire
PR5 PRESTON Bamber Bridge, Coupe Green, Cuerdale, Cuerden, Gregson Lane, Higher Walton, Hoghton, Lostock Hall, Riley Green, Samlesbury, Walton-le-Dale, Walton Park, Walton Summit South Ribble, Chorley
PR6 CHORLEY Abbey Village, Adlington, Anderton, Anglezarke, Astley Village, Brindle, Brinscall, Clayton-le-Woods, Heapey, Heath Charnock, Wheelton, White Coppice, Whittle-le-Woods, Withnell Chorley
PR7 CHORLEY Adlington, Buckshaw Village, Charnock Richard, Coppull, Eccleston, Euxton, Heath Charnock, Heskin Chorley
PR8 SOUTHPORT Ainsdale, Birkdale, Blowick, Scarisbrick Sefton, West Lancashire
PR9 SOUTHPORT Banks, Churchtown, Crossens, Marshside Sefton, West Lancashire
PR11 PRESTON Great Universal Stores/Department for Work and Pensions delivering to its address in PR1[3] non-geographic
PR25 LEYLAND Leyland, Clayton-le-Woods, Cuerden, Farington South Ribble, Chorley
PR26 LEYLAND Leyland, Bretherton, Croston, Farington Moss, Moss Side, Ulnes Walton South Ribble, Chorley

The PR25 and PR26 districts were formed out of the PR5 district in January 2001. Leyland became a new post town at this time, having previously been part of the Preston post town.[4]


Template:Attached KML/PR postcode area
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PR postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.BB postcode areaBL postcode areaFY postcode areaL postcode areaLA postcode areaWN postcode area
PR postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BB, BL, FY, L, LA and WN 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. ^ a b "Royal Mail non-geographic postcodes" (PDF). Royal Mail. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Which districts have been recoded by the Royal Mail?". Experian QAS. Retrieved 22 October 2016.