DH postcode area

The DH postcode area, also known as the Durham postcode area,[2] is a group of twelve postcode districts in north-east England, which are subdivisions of five post towns. These districts cover northern County Durham (including Durham, Chester-Le-Street, Consett and Stanley) and south-west Tyne and Wear (including Houghton-le-Spring).

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Durham postcode area
Postcode areaDH
Postcode area nameDurham
Post towns5
Postcode districts12
Postcode sectors47
Postcodes (live)8,880
Postcodes (total)10,996
Statistics as at February 2012[1]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
DH1 DURHAM Durham County Durham
DH2 CHESTER LE STREET Chester-Le-Street (west of East Coast Main Line), Ouston, Pelton, Birtley (west of East Coast Main Line) County Durham, Gateshead
DH3 CHESTER LE STREET Chester-le-Street (east of East Coast Main Line), Great Lumley, Birtley (east of East Coast Main Line) County Durham, Gateshead
DH4 HOUGHTON LE SPRING Houghton-le-Spring (West of A690), Penshaw, Shiney Row County Durham, Sunderland
DH5 HOUGHTON LE SPRING Houghton-le-Spring (East of A690), Hetton-le-Hole Sunderland
DH6 DURHAM South Hetton, Haswell, Shotton Colliery, Ludworth, Shadforth, Sherburn, Littletown, Kelloe, Coxhoe , Bowburn, Cassop, Pittington, Thornley, Wheatly Hill County Durham
DH7 DURHAM Brandon, Lanchester, Esh Winning, Burnhope, Langley Park, Sacriston, Ushaw Moor, Brancepeth County Durham
DH8 CONSETT, DURHAM, STANLEY[3] Consett, Blackhill, Bridgehill, Shotley Bridge, Leadgate, Delves Lane County Durham, Northumberland
DH9 STANLEY Dipton, Stanley, Annfield Plain County Durham
DH97 DURHAM HM Passport Office[3] non-geographic
DH98 DURHAM BT[3] non-geographic
DH99 DURHAM National Savings and Investments[3] non-geographic


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DH postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby DL, NE, SR and TS 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. 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 7 October 2012.
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