RM postcode area

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Romford postcode area
RM is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area RM
Postcode area name Romford
Post towns 9
Postcode districts 21
Postcode sectors 71
Postcodes (live) 9,753
Postcodes (total) 14,323
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The RM postcode area, also known as the Romford postcode area,[2] is a group of 20 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of nine post towns. The majority of these postcode districts cover part of north east and east London. Inward mail for the RM postcode area is sorted at the Romford Mail Centre, with the E and IG postcode area mail.

The area served includes parts of the London Borough of Havering, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the London Borough of Redbridge. Part of the Thurrock unitary district is also covered by the postcode area and a small part of the Epping Forest and Brentwood districts in Essex are included in the RM4 postcode district.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
RM1 ROMFORD Romford, Rise Park Havering
RM2 ROMFORD Gidea Park, Heath Park Havering
RM3 ROMFORD Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Noak Hill, Harold Park Havering
RM4 ROMFORD Havering-atte-Bower, Abridge, Stapleford Abbotts, Noak Hill, Navestock, Stapleford Tawney, Stapleford Aerodrome Havering, Epping Forest, Brentwood
RM5 ROMFORD Collier Row Havering, Redbridge
RM6 ROMFORD Chadwell Heath, Marks Gate, Little Heath, Goodmayes (north), Hainault (South) Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering
RM7 ROMFORD Rush Green, Mawneys, Romford Havering
RM8 DAGENHAM Dagenham, Becontree, Becontree Heath Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge
RM9 DAGENHAM Dagenham, Becontree Castle Green Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering
RM10 DAGENHAM Dagenham, Becontree Barking and Dagenham
RM11 HORNCHURCH Hornchurch, Emerson Park, Ardleigh Green Havering
RM12 HORNCHURCH Hornchurch, Elm Park Havering
RM13 RAINHAM Rainham, South Hornchurch, Wennington Havering
RM14 UPMINSTER Upminster, Cranham, North Ockendon, Bulphan Havering, Thurrock
RM15 SOUTH OCKENDON South Ockendon, Aveley Thurrock, Havering
RM16 GRAYS Chafford Hundred, Chadwell St Mary, North Stifford, Orsett Thurrock
RM17 GRAYS Grays, Badgers Dene Thurrock
RM18 TILBURY Tilbury, East Tilbury, West Tilbury Thurrock
RM19 PURFLEET Purfleet Thurrock
RM20 GRAYS West Thurrock, South Stifford Thurrock


RM postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas. CM postcode area DA postcode area E postcode area IG postcode area ME postcode area SE postcode area SS postcode area
RM postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CM, DA, E, IG, ME, SE and SS postcode areas.

The southern boundary is the River Thames.

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)