OL postcode area

OL postcode area

Coordinates: 53°32′28″N 2°07′05″W / 53.541°N 2.118°W / 53.541; -2.118

Oldham postcode area
OL is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode area OL
Postcode area name Oldham
Post towns 7
Postcode districts 17
Postcode sectors 68
Postcodes (live) 13,311
Postcodes (total) 16,591

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Statistics as at October 2006 [1]

The OL postcode area, also known as the Oldham postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Ashton-under-Lyne, Bacup, Heywood, Littleborough, Oldham, Rochdale and Todmorden in England.

Whilst including almost all of Oldham and most of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, it is not exclusive to these areas, extending into most of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale and parts of the Tameside borough of Greater Manchester, and through a very small part of both Lancashire and West Yorkshire.



The approximate coverage of the postcode districts are:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
OL1 OLDHAM Chadderton, Higginshaw, Oldham Oldham
OL2 OLDHAM Heyside, Royton, Shaw Oldham
OL3 OLDHAM Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Greenfield, Uppermill Oldham
OL4 OLDHAM Austerlands, Grasscroft, Grotton, Lees, Lydgate, Oldham, Scouthead, Springhead, Waterhead Oldham
OL5 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Mossley, Mossley Cross Tameside
OL6 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside
OL7 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside
OL8 OLDHAM Bardsley, Oldham Oldham
OL9 OLDHAM Chadderton, Oldham, Westwood Oldham
OL10 HEYWOOD Heywood Rochdale
OL11 ROCHDALE Ashworth, Balderstone, Castleton, Norden, Rochdale Rochdale
OL12 ROCHDALE Buckley, Facit, Great Howarth, Healy, Hurstead, Rochdale, Shawforth, Wardle, Whitworth Rochdale
OL13 BACUP Bacup, Britannia, Stacksteads Rossendale
OL14 TODMORDEN Cornholme, Todmorden, Eastwood, Walsden Calderdale
OL15 LITTLEBOROUGH Littleborough, Shore, Smithybridge, Summit Rochdale
OL16 ROCHDALE Burnedge, Firgrove, Hurstead, Milnrow, Rochdale, Smallbridge, Thornham Rochdale
OL95 OLDHAM Oldham Oldham

Adjacent areas

Adjacent postcode areas
BL West OL East HD

Clockwise from the east, the adjacent postcode areas are: HD (Huddersfield), S (Sheffield), SK (Stockport), M (Manchester), BL (Bolton), BB (Blackburn), HX (Halifax).

See also


  1. ^ "National Statistics Postcode Directory" (PDF). Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory (November 2006). Office for National Statistics. November 2006. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/geography/downloads/NSPDVersionNotes.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)

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