SR postcode area
The SR postcode area, also known as the Sunderland postcode area, 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.
|Sunderland postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Sunderland|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
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|
- "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.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)