SY postcode area

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The SY postcode area, also known as the Shrewsbury postcode area,[2] is a group of 25 postcode districts in England and Wales, within 32 post towns. These cover most of Shropshire (including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bucknell, Whitchurch, Bishop's Castle, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Ellesmere, Lydbury North and Llanymynech), north Powys (including Montgomery, Newtown, Welshpool, Caersws, Llanbrynmair, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llandinam, Llanidloes, Llansantffraid, Machynlleth and Meifod), and north Ceredigion (including Aberystwyth, Borth, Bow Street, Tregaron, Talybont, Ystrad Meurig, Llanrhystud and Llanon), plus small parts of south Cheshire (including Malpas) and north Herefordshire, and very small parts of Gwynedd and Wrexham County Borough.

SY is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°39′54″N 3°03′11″W / 52.665°N 3.053°W / 52.665; -3.053
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns32
Postcode districts26
Postcode sectors86
Postcodes (live)14,402
Postcodes (total)17,187
Statistics as at May 2020[1]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
SY1 SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury (north and town centre) Shropshire
SY2 SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury (east) Shropshire
SY3 SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury (south and west), Bayston Hill Shropshire
SY4 SHREWSBURY Baschurch, Bomere Heath, Nesscliffe, Shawbury, Wem Shropshire
SY5 SHREWSBURY Atcham, Cressage, Criggion, Condover, Minsterley, Pontesbury, Ratlinghope, Westbury, Wroxeter Shropshire, Powys
SY6 CHURCH STRETTON Church Stretton, Cardington Shropshire
SY7 BUCKNELL Bucknell, Lingen, Munslow, Tugford Shropshire, Herefordshire
CRAVEN ARMS Craven Arms, Clun Valley, Diddlebury, Leintwardine, Munslow, Tugford
LYDBURY NORTH Lydbury North Shropshire
SY8 LUDLOW Ludlow, Brimfield, Clee Hill, Culmington, Leinthall Starkes, Richard's Castle, Stoke St. Milborough Shropshire, Herefordshire
SY9 BISHOPS CASTLE Bishop's Castle, Wentnor Shropshire
SY10 OSWESTRY Oswestry (outskirts), Gobowen, Llansilin, Llangedwyn, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Pen-y-bont-fawr, Llanwddyn Shropshire, Powys
SY11 OSWESTRY Oswestry (most of), St Martin's, West Felton Shropshire
SY12 ELLESMERE Ellesmere, Dudleston Heath (Criftins), Welshampton, Lyneal, Colemere, Cockshutt, English Frankton, Tetchill, Hordley, Bagley Shropshire
SY13 WHITCHURCH Whitchurch, Whixall Shropshire
SY14 MALPAS Malpas, Tilston, No Man's Heath, Bickley, Hampton, Shocklach, Bulkeley, Bickerton, Cuddington Heath, Cholmondeley, Threapwood, Barton, Duckington Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Wrexham
SY15 MONTGOMERY Montgomery, Abermule, Chirbury, Church Stoke Powys, Shropshire
SY16 NEWTOWN Newtown, Tregynon, Bettws Cedewain Powys
SY17 CAERSWS Caersws, Trefeglwys, Carno, Llanwnnog, Pontdolgoch, Clatter Powys
SY18 LLANIDLOES Llanidloes, Llangurig, Van, Tylwch Powys
SY19 LLANBRYNMAIR Llanbrynmair, Llan, Bont Dolgadfan, Dolfach, Talerddig, Staylittle, Pennant, Dylife Powys
SY20 MACHYNLLETH Machynlleth, Corris Powys, Gwynedd
SY21 WELSHPOOL Welshpool, Marton, Stockton Powys, Shropshire
SY22 LLANFECHAIN Llanfechain Powys
LLANSANTFFRAID Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain
SY23 ABERYSTWYTH Aberystwyth, Llanbadarn Fawr, Penparcau Ceredigion, Powys
SY24 BORTH Borth Ceredigion
BOW STREET Bow Street, Pen-y-garn, Rhydypennau, Llandre
SY25 YSTRAD MEURIG Ystrad Meurig Ceredigion, Powys
SY99 SHREWSBURY Jobcentre Plus non-geographic


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SY postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CH, CW, DY, HR, LD, LL, SA, TF, WR and WV postcode areas.

See alsoEdit


  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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