BH postcode area

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Bournemouth postcode area
BH is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area BH
Postcode area name Bournemouth
Post towns 11
Postcode districts 26
Postcode sectors 103
Postcodes (live) 15,319
Postcodes (total) 21,366
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The BH postcode area, also known as the Bournemouth postcode area,[2] is a group of 26 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eleven post towns. These postcode districts cover east Dorset and a part of west Hampshire, including Bournemouth, Poole, Broadstone, Christchurch, Ferndown, New Milton, Ringwood, Swanage, Verwood, Wareham and Wimborne.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
BH1 BOURNEMOUTH Town Centre, Springbourne, East Cliff, Boscombe Bournemouth
BH2 BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth Central, West Cliff Bournemouth
BH3 BOURNEMOUTH Talbot Woods, Winton Bournemouth
BH4 BOURNEMOUTH Westbourne, Branksome Woods Bournemouth
BH5 BOURNEMOUTH Boscombe, Pokesdown Bournemouth
BH6 BOURNEMOUTH Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick Bournemouth
BH7 BOURNEMOUTH Littledown, Iford Bournemouth
BH8 BOURNEMOUTH Malmesbury Park, Queens Park, Strouden Park, Townsend, Holdenhurst, Throop Bournemouth
BH9 BOURNEMOUTH Winton, Moordown, Throop, Muscliff Bournemouth
BH10 BOURNEMOUTH Kinson, Northbourne, Redhill, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown Bournemouth
BH11 BOURNEMOUTH Kinson, Bear Cross, West Howe, Wallisdown Bournemouth
BH12 POOLE Branksome, Alderney, Upper Parkstone, Wallisdown, Newtown Poole
BH13 POOLE Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Branksome Park Poole
BH14 POOLE Lower Parkstone, Lilliput, Penn Hill Poole
BH15 POOLE Town Centre, Hamworthy, Oakdale Poole
BH16 POOLE Upton, Turlin Moor, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers Purbeck, Poole, East Dorset
BH17 POOLE Canford Heath, Creekmoor Poole
BH18 BROADSTONE Broadstone Poole
BH19 SWANAGE Swanage, Studland, Langton Matravers Purbeck
BH20 WAREHAM Wareham, Wool, Bere Regis Purbeck
BH21 WIMBORNE Wimborne, Corfe Mullen East Dorset
BH22 FERNDOWN Ferndown, West Moors, West Parley East Dorset
BH23 CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch, Mudeford, Highcliffe Christchurch
BH24 RINGWOOD Ringwood, St Leonards, Ashley Heath New Forest
BH25 NEW MILTON New Milton, Barton on Sea, Bashley, Wootton, Ossemsley New Forest
BH31 VERWOOD Verwood, Three Legged Cross East Dorset


BH postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. DT postcode area PO postcode area SO postcode area SP postcode area
BH postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DT, SO and SP postcode areas.

See also


  1. "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)

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