NE postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
The NE postcode area, also known as the Newcastle upon Tyne postcode area, is a group of 61 postcode districts in north-east England, within 34 post towns. These cover most of Tyne and Wear (including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North Shields, South Shields, Wallsend, Whitley Bay, Hebburn, Jarrow, Washington, Blaydon-on-Tyne, East Boldon, Boldon Colliery, Rowlands Gill and Ryton) and Northumberland (including Blyth, Morpeth, Hexham, Alnwick, Cramlington, Bedlington, Ashington, Prudhoe, Bamburgh, Riding Mill, Choppington, Corbridge, Seahouses, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Stocksfield, Haltwhistle, Wylam, Chathill, Belford and Wooler), plus a very small part of northern County Durham.
Newcastle upon Tyne
|Postcode area name|
Newcastle upon Tyne
|Statistics as at May 2020|
The original NE postal district was created as part of the London postal district in 1858, covering north east London. It was abolished, along with the S postal district covering south London, in 1866..
The original NE postal district spanned 1858 to 1866 for northeast London, abolished along with the S postcode, which later became the Sheffield postcode area; parts were transferred to the N and E districts, while others were removed from the London postal district altogether.
It incorporates the Tyneside area of Tyne and Wear, as well as most of Northumberland (apart from the Berwick area in the far north). In 2011 it had a census return population of 1,162,976 therefore was the UK's fifth most populous.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area(s)|
|NE1||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Central||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE2||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Jesmond, Spital Tongues||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE3||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Gosforth, Fawdon, Kingston Park, Kenton||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE4||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Fenham, Arthurs Hill, Elswick, Wingrove, Benwell||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE5||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Blakelaw, Cowgate, Denton, Westerhope||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE6||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Walker, Byker, Heaton, Walkergate||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE7||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Heaton, Benton||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE8||GATESHEAD||Gateshead, Bensham||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead|
|NE9||GATESHEAD||Low Fell, Springwell||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, City of Sunderland|
|NE10||GATESHEAD||Felling, Whitehills Estate, Leam Lane, Pelaw, Bill Quay||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead|
|NE11||GATESHEAD||Dunston, Metro Centre, Team Valley, Kibblesworth||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead|
|NE12||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Killingworth, Longbenton||North Tyneside|
|NE13||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Airport, Wideopen, Dinnington, Great Park (West), Woolsington||Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside|
|NE15||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Lemington, Throckley, Newburn, Fenham, Benwell & Scotswood||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|NE16||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Whickham, Sunniside, Burnopfield||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, County Durham|
|NE17||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Chopwell, Western Chopwell Wood||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Northumberland|
|NE18||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Stamfordham, Dalton||Northumberland|
|NE19||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Byrness, Otterburn||Northumberland|
|NE20||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Ponteland||Northumberland|
|NE21||BLAYDON-ON-TYNE||Blaydon, Winlaton||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead|
|NE22||BEDLINGTON||Bedlington, Hartford Bridge||Northumberland|
|NE24||BLYTH||Blyth, Newsham, Cowpen, Cambois||Northumberland|
|NE25||WHITLEY BAY||Monkseaton, Earsdon, New Hartley, Holywell, Seaton Delaval||North Tyneside, Northumberland|
|NE26||WHITLEY BAY||Whitley Bay, Seaton Sluice||North Tyneside, Northumberland|
|NE27||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Shiremoor, West Allotment, Backworth, Holystone, Murton Village||North Tyneside|
|NE28||WALLSEND||Battle Hill, Willington, Wallsend, North Tyne Tunnel||North Tyneside|
|NE29||NORTH SHIELDS||North Shields, Royal Quays, Billy Mill, New York||North Tyneside|
|NE30||NORTH SHIELDS||Marden, Tynemouth, Cullercoats||North Tyneside|
|NE32||JARROW||Jarrow, Fellgate, South Tyne Tunnel||South Tyneside|
|NE33||SOUTH SHIELDS||Town Centre, Deans, High Shields||South Tyneside|
|NE34||SOUTH SHIELDS||Harton, Horsley Hill, Marsden, Simonside, Brockley Whins||South Tyneside|
|NE35||BOLDON COLLIERY||Boldon Colliery||South Tyneside|
|NE36||EAST BOLDON||East Boldon, West Boldon||South Tyneside|
|NE37||WASHINGTON||Usworth, Sulgrave, Albany||Sunderland|
|NE38||WASHINGTON||Town Centre, Oxclose, Fatfield, Harraton||Sunderland|
|NE39||ROWLANDS GILL||Rowlands Gill, High Spen, Hamsterley Mill, Eastern Chopwell Wood||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, County Durham|
|NE40||RYTON||Ryton, Crawcrook, Greenside||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead|
|NE41||WYLAM||Wylam||Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Northumberland|
|NE44||RIDING MILL||Riding Mill, Broomhaugh||Northumberland|
|NE61||MORPETH||Morpeth, Tranwell, Clifton, Hepscott, Mitford||Northumberland|
|NE62||CHOPPINGTON||Scotland Gate, Guidepost, Stakeford, West Sleekburn, Bomarsund||Northumberland|
|NE82||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||BT Group||non-geographic|
|NE83||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||BT Group||non-geographic|
|NE85||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Spark Response Ltd||non-geographic|
|NE88||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||HM Revenue and Customs (Child Benefit Centre)||non-geographic|
|NE92||GATESHEAD||Department for Work and Pensions (Earlsway)||non-geographic|
|NE98||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Department for Work and Pensions (Central Office)||non-geographic|
|NE99||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||Locked boxes (Head Post Office)||non-geographic|
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