SM postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
The SM postcode area, also known as the Sutton postcode area, is a group of seven postcode districts in England for five post towns. These cover part of south-west London and in north Surrey Banstead post town and minor incursions into Ewell.
|Sutton postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Sutton|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The main sorting office is in Sutton, staff sort outgoing in Croydon. The area includes most of the London Borough of Sutton; most of SM4 covers the southwestern part of the London Borough of Merton and most of SM7 and a small part of SM2 cover the northern end of the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey. SM2 also covers much of East Ewell, a large neighbourhood in the borough of Epsom and Ewell.
Explanation for the M in the postcode is unknown, speculation is that it derives from Morden the second post town in the series which runs SM1 to SM7.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|SM1||SUTTON||Sutton, Rosehill, Parts of The Wrythe and Carshalton, Benhilton and Erskine Village, the eastern part of Sutton Common||Sutton|
|SM2||SUTTON||Belmont, South Sutton, South Cheam, East Ewell||Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Sutton|
|SM3||SUTTON||The western part of Sutton Common, North Cheam, Stonecot Hill||Epsom and Ewell, Sutton|
|SM4||MORDEN||Morden, Morden Park, Lower Morden, St. Helier (West), Rosehill||Merton, Sutton|
|SM5||CARSHALTON||Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton on the Hill, The Wrythe, Rosehill, St. Helier (South), Little Woodcote||Sutton|
|SM6||WALLINGTON||Wallington, Beddington, Hackbridge, Roundshaw||Sutton|
|SM7||BANSTEAD||Banstead, Woodmansterne, Nork, Little Woodcote||Reigate and Banstead, Sutton|
- "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.
- Address Management Guide (5th ed.). Royal Mail Group plc. March 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- Office for National Statistics (1999). The Official Yearbook of the United Kingdom (PDF) (2000 ed.). London: The Stationery Office. "UK Postal Areas", map opposite p. 5. ISBN 0-11-621098-2. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
The Outer areas postcodes come under the county of Greater London.