BR postcode area

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Bromley
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BR
Coordinates: 51°23′38″N0°02′49″E / 51.394°N 0.047°E / 51.394; 0.047
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
BR
Postcode area name
Bromley
Post towns 7
Postcode districts 9
Postcode sectors39
Postcodes (live)6,803
Postcodes (total)10,558
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The BR postcode area, also known as the Bromley postcode area, [2] is a group of eight postcode districts in England, within seven post towns. These cover part of south-eastern Greater London, as well as a small part of north-west Kent.

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The area covers much of the London Borough of Bromley, as well as small parts of the London Borough of Lewisham, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Croydon. Most of BR8 and a small part of BR6 cover the northwestern part of the Sevenoaks District of Kent, while BR8 also covers the hamlet of Clement Street in the borough of Dartford.

Mail for the area was sorted in Bromley until 1988, when this site was converted to a delivery office only.

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
BR1BROMLEY Bromley, Bickley, Downham, Sundridge Bromley, Lewisham
BR2BROMLEY Hayes, Shortlands, Bickley, Bromley Common Bromley
KESTON Keston, Leaves Green
BR3BECKENHAM Beckenham, Elmers End, Shortlands, Eden Park, Park Langley, Clock HouseBromley, Lewisham, Croydon
BR4WEST WICKHAM West Wickham Bromley
BR5ORPINGTON Petts Wood, St Mary Cray, St Paul's Cray, Ruxley Bromley
BR6ORPINGTON Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratt's Bottom, Well Hill Bromley, Sevenoaks
BR7CHISLEHURST Chislehurst, Elmstead Bromley, Greenwich
BR8SWANLEY Swanley, Hextable, Crockenhill, Swanley Village, Hockenden Sevenoaks, Bromley, Dartford

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    BR postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CR, DA, SE and TN postcode areas.

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    References

    1. "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. 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)