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The SY postcode area, also known as the Shrewsbury postcode area,[2] is a group of 25 geographic, consecutive postcode districts. The first five, SY1-SY5, form Shrewsbury post town, other post towns are Aberystwyth, Bishop's Castle, Borth, Bow Street, Bucknell, Caersws, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanon, Llanrhystud, Llansanffraid, Llanymynech, Ludlow, Lydbury North, Machynlleth, Malpas, Meifod, Montgomery, Newtown, Oswestry, Talybont, Tregaron, Welshpool, Whitchurch and Ystrad Meurig. About half of these and the lands associated are in Wales but the bulk of the population is in the Shropshire components.

Shrewsbury postcode area
SY is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaSY
Postcode area nameShrewsbury
Post towns32
Postcode districts26
Postcode sectors86
Postcodes (live)14,284
Postcodes (total)16,559
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

As at 2019 one non-geographic SY postcode district exists.


The SY postcode area covers a geographically large area, stretching from the western West Midlands to the Cambrian coast. In England it covers a large part of Shropshire and small parts of Cheshire and Herefordshire, and in Wales it covers large parts of Ceredigion and Powys.

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
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, CRAVEN ARMS, LYDBURY NORTH Craven Arms, Clun Valley, Diddlebury, Leintwardine, Lingen, Munslow, Tugford Shropshire, Herefordshire
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 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, LLANDINAM Caersws, Llandinam, 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, LLANFYLLIN, LLANSANTFFRAID, LLANYMYNECH, MEIFOD Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Llanymynech, Meifod Powys
SY23 ABERYSTWYTH, LLANON, LLANRHYSTUD Aberystwyth, Llanbadarn Fawr, Penparcau, Llanon, Llanrhystud Ceredigion
SY24 BORTH, BOW STREET, TALYBONT Borth, Bow Street, Pen-y-garn, Rhydypennau, Llandre, Talybont Ceredigion
SY25 YSTRAD MEURIG, TREGARON Ystrad Meurig, Tregaron Ceredigion
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. 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.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)

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