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The TQ postcode area, also known as the Torquay postcode area,[2] is a group of fourteen postcode districts in South West England, within eleven post towns. These cover much of south Devon, including Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Brixham, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, South Brent, Teignmouth and Totnes.

TQ is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 50°27′25″N 3°37′16″W / 50.457°N 3.621°W / 50.457; -3.621
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns11
Postcode districts14
Postcode sectors50
Postcodes (live)9,974
Postcodes (total)13,143
Statistics as at May 2020[1]



The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
TQ1 TORQUAY Torquay (centre), St Marychurch Torbay
TQ2 TORQUAY Torquay (west, north) Torbay
TQ3 PAIGNTON Paignton (north, Preston area) Torbay
TQ4 PAIGNTON Paignton (centre), Goodrington Torbay
TQ5 BRIXHAM Brixham Torbay
TQ6 DARTMOUTH Dartmouth South Hams
TQ7 KINGSBRIDGE Kingsbridge South Hams
TQ8 SALCOMBE Salcombe South Hams
TQ9 TOTNES Totnes, Dartington South Hams
TQ9 SOUTH BRENT non-geographic[3][4]
TQ10 SOUTH BRENT South Brent South Hams
TQ11 BUCKFASTLEIGH Buckfastleigh Teignbridge
TQ12 NEWTON ABBOT Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton Teignbridge
TQ13 NEWTON ABBOT Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead, Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
TQ14 TEIGNMOUTH Teignmouth Teignbridge
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 EX postcode areaPL postcode area
TQ postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby EX and PL 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. ^ "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ "New sectors and localities to 19 October 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 19 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.