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The LE postcode area, also known as the Leicester postcode area,[2] is a group of 21 postcode districts in central England, within 12 post towns. These cover most of Leicestershire (including Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Market Harborough, Ashby de la Zouch, Lutterworth, Wigston, Markfield and Ibstock) and most of Rutland (including Oakham), plus small parts of south Nottinghamshire and north Northamptonshire, and very small parts of Derbyshire and Warwickshire.

LE is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°38′35″N 1°08′02″W / 52.643°N 1.134°W / 52.643; -1.134
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns12
Postcode districts28
Postcode sectors152
Postcodes (live)22,458
Postcodes (total)34,512
Statistics as at May 2020[1]



The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
LE1 LEICESTER Leicester Leicester
LE2 LEICESTER Oadby, Knighton, Highfields, Aylestone, Eyres Monsell, Glen Parva, Stoughton, Little Stretton Leicester, Oadby and Wigston, Harborough, Blaby
LE3 LEICESTER Braunstone, Glenfield, New Parks, Groby Road (A50), Leicester Forest East, Westcotes Leicester, Blaby
LE4 LEICESTER Beaumont Leys, Belgrave, Birstall, Thurmaston Leicester, Charnwood
LE5 LEICESTER Hamilton, Thurnby Lodge, Evington Leicester
LE6 LEICESTER Ratby, Groby, Newtown Linford Hinckley and Bosworth, Charnwood
LE7 LEICESTER Scraptoft, Thurnby, Anstey, Billesdon, Gaddesby, Hungarton, Rearsby, Tilton on the Hill, Tugby, Cropston, Thurcaston, Rothley, Barkby, Syston, Wanlip Charnwood, Harborough, Melton
LE8 LEICESTER Blaby, Great Glen, Fleckney, Kibworth, Peatling Magna, Countesthorpe, Whetstone Blaby, Harborough
LE9 LEICESTER Kirby Muxloe, Stoney Stanton, Cosby, Huncote, Croft, Desford, Newbold Verdon, Kirkby Mallory, Earl Shilton, Barwell, Sapcote, Sutton in the Elms, Broughton Astley, Thurlaston, Potters Marston Hinckley and Bosworth, Blaby, Harborough
LE10 HINCKLEY Hinckley, Burbage, Wolvey, Sharnford, Aston Flamville, Copston Magna Hinckley and Bosworth, Blaby, Rugby
LE11 LOUGHBOROUGH Loughborough, Nanpantan Charnwood
LE12 LOUGHBOROUGH East Leake, West Leake, Sutton Bonington, Long Whatton, Mountsorrel, Shepshed, Belton, Hathern, Quorn, Barrow Upon Soar, Sileby, Wymeswold Charnwood, North West Leicestershire, Rushcliffe
LE13 MELTON MOWBRAY Melton Mowbray Melton
LE14 MELTON MOWBRAY Ashby Folville, Brooksby, Harby, Hickling, Hoby, Ragdale, Rotherby, Scalford, Somerby, Stonesby, Waltham on the Wolds, Wymondham Melton, Rushcliffe
LE15 OAKHAM Oakham, Cold Overton, Empingham, Knossington, Langham, Manton, Owston and Newbold, Thistleton, Uppingham, Whissendine Rutland, Melton, Harborough
LE16 MARKET HARBOROUGH Market Harborough, Arthingworth, Ashley, Braybrooke, Caldecott, Clipston, East Carlton, East Farndon, East Langton, Great Oxendon, Hallaton, Marston Trussell, Medbourne, Rockingham, Sibbertoft, Stoke Albany Harborough, West Northamptonshire, North Northamptonshire, Rutland
LE17 LUTTERWORTH Lutterworth, Leire, Swinford, Bitteswell, Ullesthorpe, Theddingworth, Gilmorton, Catthorpe, Claybrooke Magna, Wibtoft Harborough, Rugby
LE18 WIGSTON Wigston, South Wigston, Kilby Oadby and Wigston, Blaby
LE19 LEICESTER Narborough, Enderby, Littlethorpe Blaby
LE21 LEICESTER non-geographic
LE41 LEICESTER Large user (otherwise in LE4) non-geographic
LE55 LEICESTER non-geographic
LE65 ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Boundary, Calke, Smisby, Willesley, Worthington North West Leicestershire, South Derbyshire
LE67 COALVILLE Coalville North West Leicestershire
IBSTOCK Ibstock North West Leicestershire
MARKFIELD Markfield Hinckley and Bosworth
LE87 LEICESTER non-geographic
LE94 LEICESTER non-geographic
LE95 LEICESTER non-geographic

The LE19 district was formed in 2002 from parts of the LE3 and LE9 districts.[3]

The LE2, LE3 and LE4 postcode districts are all among the top five by population.[4]

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 CV postcode areaDE postcode areaNG postcode areaNN postcode areaPE postcode area
LE postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CV, DE, NG, NN and PE 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 Update 34". Beacon Dodsworth. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ "FOI request: Population for every postcode district in England and Wales". The National Archives. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)