Template:Attached KML/RG postcode area
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RG is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 51°24′11″N 1°02′06″W / 51.403°N 1.035°W / 51.403; -1.035
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns12
Postcode districts35
Postcode sectors184
Postcodes (live)23,146
Postcodes (total)45,599
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The RG postcode area, also known as the Reading postcode area,[2] is a group of thirty postcode districts in England, within twelve post towns. These cover west and central Berkshire (including Reading, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Hungerford, Newbury, Thatcham and Wokingham) and north Hampshire (including Basingstoke, Hook, Tadley and Whitchurch), plus a small part of south-east Oxfordshire (including Henley-on-Thames) and very small parts of Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire.

Mail for the area is sorted at the Thames Valley Mail Centre in Swindon, having been sorted at the Reading Mail Centre until its closure in 2010.

The original RG3 district for west Reading was recoded to RG30 and RG31 in January 1995, due to the rise in population in that area.[3] In the same year, the original RG11 district for Wokingham and Crowthorne was recoded to RG40, RG41 and RG45, while the northern part of the RG12 district for Bracknell was recoded to RG42. Hungerford and Thatcham was also separated from the Newbury-dependent RG15 and RG16 postcodes, subsequently being recoded into RG17 and RG18-19, respectively, thus reducing the extent of the Newbury postal town to RG14 and RG20. RG26-29 ceased to be dependent on the Basingstoke postal town as the areas the postcodes represent were assigned new postal towns.[4]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
RG1 READING Katesgrove, Newtown, Reading (central) Reading
RG2 READING Madejski Stadium, Whitley, Shinfield, Arborfield Garrison, Arborfield, Green Park Village Reading, Wokingham
RG4 READING Caversham, Sonning, Sonning Common, Kidmore End, Sonning Eye, Dunsden Green, Mapledurham, Chazey Heath, Tokers Green, Chalkhouse Green, Cane End Reading, South Oxfordshire, Wokingham
RG5 READING Woodley Wokingham
RG6 READING Earley Wokingham, Reading
RG7 READING Aldermaston, Bradfield, Burghfield Common, Riseley, Silchester, Mortimer, Swallowfield, Theale, Woolhampton West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane, Wokingham
RG8 READING Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames South Oxfordshire, West Berkshire
RG9 HENLEY-ON-THAMES Hambleden, Rotherfield Peppard, Turville, Turville Heath, Skirmett, Rockwell End, Mill End, Fawley, Fingest, Frieth, Greenlands, Nettlebed, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire
RG10 READING Charvil, Hurst, Ruscombe, Twyford, Wargrave, Waltham St Lawrence Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead
RG12 BRACKNELL Bracknell (south and town centre), Easthampstead, Bullbrook Bracknell Forest
RG14 NEWBURY Newbury (whole town area) West Berkshire
RG17 HUNGERFORD Chilton Foliat, Eastbury, Eddington, Kintbury, Hungerford, Inkpen, Lambourn, North Wessex Downs AONB area West Berkshire, Wiltshire, Vale of White Horse
RG18 THATCHAM Hampstead Norreys, Hermitage, Thatcham (north), Yattendon West Berkshire
RG19 THATCHAM Ashford Hill with Headley, Bishop's Green, Greenham, Thatcham (south) West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG20 NEWBURY Ashmansworth, Chieveley, Compton, Ecchinswell, Leckhampstead, Highclere, Kingsclere, Sydmonton West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG21 BASINGSTOKE Town Centre, Eastrop, Black Dam, Oakridge, South View Basingstoke and Deane
RG22 BASINGSTOKE South Ham, Brighton Hill, Kempshott, Buckskin, Beggarwood Basingstoke and Deane
RG23 BASINGSTOKE Winklebury, Rooksdown, Oakley Basingstoke and Deane
RG24 BASINGSTOKE Popley, Chineham, Sherborne St John Basingstoke and Deane
RG25 BASINGSTOKE Cliddesden, Dummer, Overton, North Waltham Basingstoke and Deane
RG26 TADLEY Baughurst, Bramley, Brimpton Common, Hannington, Pamber End, Pamber Heath, Tadley Basingstoke and Deane, West Berkshire
RG27 HOOK Hook, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Stratfield Turgis, Turgis Green Basingstoke and Deane, Hart
RG28 WHITCHURCH Laverstoke, Litchfield, Hurstbourne Priors, Whitchurch (Hants) Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley
RG29 HOOK Long Sutton, Odiham, North Warnborough, South Warnborough Hart
RG30 READING Tilehurst (east), Prospect Park, Burghfield village, West Reading, Southcote Reading, West Berkshire
RG31 READING Calcot, Tilehurst (west) Reading, West Berkshire
RG40 WOKINGHAM Wokingham (east and town centre), Finchampstead, Barkham (south), Wick Hill Wokingham, Bracknell Forest
RG41 WOKINGHAM Wokingham (west), Winnersh, Woosehill, Barkham (north), Sindlesham, Emmbrook, Eastheath Wokingham
RG42 BRACKNELL Bracknell (north), Binfield, Warfield, Newell Green, Popeswood, Priestwood, Winkfield Row, Jealott's Hill Bracknell Forest
RG45 CROWTHORNE Crowthorne, Ravenswood Bracknell Forest, Wokingham


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RG postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.GL postcode areaGU postcode areaHP postcode areaOX postcode areaOX postcode areaOX postcode areaSL postcode areaSN postcode areaSO postcode areaSP postcode area
RG postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby GU, HP, OX, SL, SN, SO and SP 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. ^ Royal Mail, Postcode Update 18, (1995)
  4. ^ "Geograph:: Postal addresses: a little history and a lot of photos". www.geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 17 August 2021.