Postcode district boundaries:

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The CB postcode area, also known as the Cambridge postcode area,[2] is a group of sixteen postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of five post towns. These postcode districts cover much of south and east Cambridgeshire (including Cambridge and Ely), plus parts of west Suffolk (including Newmarket and Haverhill) and north-west Essex (including Saffron Walden).

Cambridge postcode area
CB is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaCB
Postcode area nameCambridge
Post towns5
Postcode districts16
Postcode sectors83
Postcodes (live)10,269
Postcodes (total)18,154
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

Since September 2006 CB21 to CB25 have covered what were the outer parts of Cambridge's inner divisions, clockwise from south-east, numbered CB1 to CB5.[3][4][5] CB6 to CB11 run north to south along the long eastern border of the CB postcode area.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
CB1 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (Central, South), Teversham (parts of) Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire
CB2 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (West) Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire
CB3 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (North-West), Girton Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire
CB4 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (North) Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire
CB5 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge (East) Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire
CB6 ELY Aldreth, Apes Hall, Chettisham, Coveney, Ely, Haddenham, Little Downham, Little Thetford, Littleport, Mepal, Pymore, Stretham, Sutton, Wardy Hill, Wentworth, Wilburton, Witcham, Witchford East Cambridgeshire
CB7 ELY Barway, Brandon Bank, Brandon Creek, Broad Hill, Chippenham, Down Field, Ely, Fordham, Isleham, Prickwillow, Queen Adelaide, River Bank, Soham, Stuntney, Upware, Wicken East Cambridgeshire
CB8 NEWMARKET Ashley, Brinkley, Burrough End, Burrough Green, Carlton, Cheveley, Clopton Green, Cowlinge, Dalham, Denston, Ditton Green, Dullingham, Dunstall Green, Exning, Gazeley, Great Bradley, Kennett, Kentford, Kirtling, Kirtling Green, Lady's Green, Landwade, Lidgate, Moulton, Newmarket, Ousden, Saxon Street, Six Mile Bottom, Snailwell, Stetchworth, Stradishall, Thorns, Upend, Westley Waterless, Wickhambrook, Woodditton West Suffolk, East Cambridgeshire
CB9 HAVERHILL Barnardiston, Great Thurlow, Great Wratting, Haverhill, Helions Bumpstead, Kedington, Little Bradley, Little Thurlow, Little Wratting, Steeple Bumpstead, Sturmer, Withersfield West Suffolk, Braintree
CB10 SAFFRON WALDEN Ashdon, Church End, Great Chesterford, Great Sampford, Hempstead, Hinxton, Howlett End, Ickleton, Little Chesterford, Little Sampford, Little Walden, Radwinter, Red Oaks Hill, Saffron Walden, Sewards End, Wimbish, Wimbish Green Uttlesford, South Cambridgeshire
CB11 SAFFRON WALDEN Arkesden, Audley End, Clavering, Debden, Debden Green, Duddenhoe End, Elmdon, Langley, Littlebury, Littlebury Green, Newport, Pond Street, Quendon, Rickling, Rickling Green, Shortgrove, Starling's Green, Strethall, Upper Green, Wendens Ambo, Wicken Bonhunt, Widdington Uttlesford
CB21 CAMBRIDGE Fulbourn, Great and Little Wilbraham, West Wratting, Weston Colville, Teversham (parts of), Abington (incl. Little), Hildersham, Bartlow, Hadstock, Horseheath, Shudy Camps, West Wickham, Castle Camps, Balsham, Linton South Cambridgeshire, Uttlesford
CB22 CAMBRIDGE Babraham, Sawston, Pampisford, Duxford, Whittlesford, Great and Little Shelford, Stapleford, Harston, Barrington, Hauxton, Newton, Foxton South Cambridgeshire
CB23 CAMBRIDGE Cambourne (Great, Lower and Upper), Barton, Comberton, Harlton, Great and Little Eversden, Bourn, Highfields Caldecote, Coton, Haslingfield, Kingston, Hardwick, Toft, Longstowe, Madingley, Dry Drayton, Papworth Everard, Lolworth, Bar Hill, Elsworth, Knapwell, Conington, Boxworth, Caxton, Papworth Saint Agnes South Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
CB24 CAMBRIDGE Impington, Histon, Oakington, Longstanton, Willingham, Swavesey, Over, Fen Drayton, Milton, Rampton, Cottenham (parts of), Northstowe South Cambridgeshire
CB25 CAMBRIDGE Cottenham (parts of), Landbeach, Rampton, Burwell, Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior, Stow-Cum-Quy, Bottisham, Lode, Waterbeach, Horningsea, Chittering South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire


Postcode districts of Cambridge superimposed on its electoral boundaries
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CB postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CM, CO, IP, PE and SG postcode areas.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 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. ^ "Proposed Changes to CB1-5 Postcode Addresses". Archived from the original on 15 October 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
  4. ^ "Conversion tool between old and new postcodes". Retrieved 28 February 2007.
  5. ^ Royal Mail Postcode Update 43[permanent dead link]

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