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The DT postcode area, also known as the Dorchester postcode area,[2] is a group of eleven postcode districts in South West England, within nine post towns. These cover much of Dorset (including Dorchester, Weymouth, Beaminster, Blandford Forum, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Portland, Sherborne and Sturminster Newton), plus very small parts of Devon and Somerset.

DT is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 50°45′32″N 2°29′10″W / 50.759°N 2.486°W / 50.759; -2.486
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns9
Postcode districts11
Postcode sectors39
Postcodes (live)7,770
Postcodes (total)9,789
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

Coverage edit

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
DT1 DORCHESTER Dorchester, Poundbury Dorset
DT2 DORCHESTER Athelhampton, Puddletown, Crossways, Winfrith Newburgh, Winterborne St Martin, Puncknowle, West Bexington, Maiden Newton, Evershot, Charminster, Cerne Abbas, Buckland Newton, Pulham Dorset
DT3 WEYMOUTH Chickerell, Broadwey, Radipole, Osmington, Preston, Littlemoor, Portesham, Abbotsbury, Langton Herring Dorset
DT4 WEYMOUTH Weymouth town centre, Melcombe Regis, Westham, Wyke Regis Dorset
DT5 PORTLAND Fortuneswell, Easton, Southwell, Weston, The Grove Dorset
DT6 BRIDPORT Bridport, Melplash, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Charmouth, Burton Bradstock, Powerstock Dorset
DT7 LYME REGIS Lyme Regis, Uplyme, Rousdon Dorset, East Devon
DT8 BEAMINSTER Beaminster, Broadwindsor Dorset
DT9 SHERBORNE Sherborne, Milborne Port, Holwell, Longburton, Yetminster, Bradford Abbas, Charlton Horethorne Dorset, Somerset
DT10 STURMINSTER NEWTON Sturminster Newton, Stalbridge, Hazelbury Bryan, Marnhull, Mappowder, Stourton Caundle, Hinton St Mary Dorset
DT11 BLANDFORD FORUM Blandford Forum, Blandford Camp, Iwerne Courtney, Iwerne Minster, Shillingstone, Milton Abbas, Winterborne Zelston, Spetisbury Dorset

Map edit

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 BA postcode areaBA postcode areaBH postcode areaEX postcode areaSP postcode areaTA postcode area
DT postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, BH, EX, SP and TA postcode areas.

See also edit

References edit

  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)

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