SR postcode area

The SR postcode area, also known as the Sunderland postcode area,[2] is a group of eight geographic, consecutive postcode districts for three post towns: Sunderland (as to six districts), Seaham (SR8) and Peterlee (SR7). These cover a large part of Tyne and Wear and coastal parts of County Durham in England.

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Sunderland postcode area
Postcode areaSR
Postcode area nameSunderland
Post towns3
Postcode districts11
Postcode sectors41
Postcodes (live)6,594
Postcodes (total)8,399
Statistics as at February 2012[1]


The postcode area forms a coastal strip from Sunderland in the north to eastern part of County Durham in the south. The Sunderland post town occupies six of the geographic districts, and forms a group at the north; occupying approximately half of the total area. The other half, comprising the Seaham and Peterlee post towns, forms two large postcode districts in a line running south from Sunderland.

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
SR1 SUNDERLAND Sunderland City Centre, East End, Hendon (north of Egerton Street) Sunderland
SR2 SUNDERLAND Ashbrooke, Ryhope, Grangetown, Hendon (south of Salisbury Street), Hillview, Thornhill Sunderland
SR3 SUNDERLAND Chapelgarth, Doxford Park, Farringdon, Elstob Farm, Essen Way, Gilley Law, Hall Farm, Herrington, Humbledon Hill, Mill Hill, Moorside, Plains Farm, Ryhope, Silksworth, Springwell Village, Thorney Close, Tunstall Sunderland
SR4 SUNDERLAND Ayres Quay, Barnes, Chester Road, Deptford, Ford Estate, Grindon, Hastings Hill, Hylton Lane Estate, High Barnes, Millfield, Tyne and Wear, Pallion, Ford Estate, Pennywell, South Hylton Sunderland
SR5 SUNDERLAND Carley Hill, Castletown, Downhill, Fulwell (west of Metro line), Hylton Castle, Hylton Red House, Marley Pots, Monkwearmouth (west of Metro line), Sheepfolds, Southwick, Town End Farm, Witherwack Sunderland
SR6 SUNDERLAND Cleadon, Fulwell (east of Metro line), Monkwearmouth (east of Metro line), North Haven, Roker, St Peter's Riverside, Seaburn, Seaburn Dene, South Bents, Whitburn Sunderland, South Tyneside
SR7 SEAHAM Cold Hesledon, Dalton-le-Dale, Dawdon, Deneside, Greenhill, Murton, Northlea, Parkside, Seaham, West Lea County Durham
SR8 PETERLEE Easington, Easington Colliery, Horden, Little Thorpe, Peterlee County Durham
SR9 SUNDERLAND PO Boxes non-geographic
SR43 SUNDERLAND non-geographic non-geographic


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


  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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