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The WN postcode area, also known as the Wigan postcode area,[2] is a group of eight postcode districts in North West England, which are subdivisions of three post towns. These postcode districts cover most of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, plus small parts of West Lancashire and the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside.

Wigan postcode area
WN is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaWN
Postcode area nameWigan
Post towns3
Postcode districts8
Postcode sectors35
Postcodes (live)7,039
Postcodes (total)8,778
Statistics as at February 2012[1]



The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
WN1 WIGAN Haigh, Ince, Swinley, Wigan Wigan
WN2 WIGAN Abram, Aspull, Bamfurlong, Bickershaw, Haigh, Hindley, Hindley Green, Ince, Platt Bridge Wigan
WN3 WIGAN Goose Green, Ince, Winstanley, Worsley Mesnes, Hawkley Hall Wigan
WN4 WIGAN Ashton-in-Makerfield, Garswood Wigan, St Helens
WN5 WIGAN Billinge, Newtown, Higher End, Orrell, Pemberton, Winstanley, Worsley Hall, Marsh Green. Wigan, St Helens
WN6 WIGAN Appley Bridge, Shevington, Standish, Standish Lower Ground, Wrightington Wigan, West Lancashire
WN7 LEIGH Hope Carr, Landside, Leigh, Low Common, Bedford, Westleigh, Pennington, Higher Folds Wigan
WN8 SKELMERSDALE, WIGAN Chapel House, Dalton, Holland Moor, Newburgh, Parbold, Roby Mill, Skelmersdale, Southway, Upholland West Lancashire


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WN postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BL, L, M, PR and WA postcode areas.

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  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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