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Bristol
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Coordinates: 51°26′42″N2°37′55″W / 51.445°N 2.632°W / 51.445; -2.632
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
BS
Postcode area name
Bristol
Post towns 8
Postcode districts 47
Postcode sectors205
Postcodes (live)26,740
Postcodes (total)45,317
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The BS postcode area, also known as the Bristol postcode area, [2] is a group of 37 postcode districts in South West England, within eight post towns. These cover the city of Bristol, north Somerset (including Weston-super-Mare, Axbridge, Banwell, Cheddar, Clevedon, Wedmore and Winscombe) and south Gloucestershire.

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Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
BS0BRISTOLnon-geographic [3] [4]
BS1BRISTOL Bristol city centre, Redcliffe Bristol
BS2BRISTOL Kingsdown, St Paul's, St Phillip's, St Agnes Bristol
BS3BRISTOL Bedminster, Southville, Bower Ashton, part of Totterdown, Windmill Hill Bristol
BS4BRISTOL Brislington, Knowle, Knowle West, St Anne's, part of TotterdownBristol
BS5BRISTOL Easton, St George, Redfield, Whitehall, Eastville, Speedwell, Greenbank, Barton Hill Bristol
BS6BRISTOL Cotham, Redland, Montpelier, Westbury Park, St. Andrew's Bristol
BS7BRISTOL Bishopston, Horfield, part of Filton, Lockleaze, Ashley Down,Bristol, South Gloucestershire
BS8BRISTOL Clifton, Failand, Hotwells, Leigh Woods Bristol, North Somerset
BS9BRISTOL Coombe Dingle, Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, Westbury on Trym, Henleaze Bristol
BS10BRISTOL Brentry, Henbury, Southmead, part of Westbury on Trym,Bristol
BS11BRISTOL Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston Bristol
BS13BRISTOL Bedminster Down, Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Headley Park Bristol
BS14BRISTOL Hengrove, Stockwood, Whitchurch,Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset
BS15BRISTOL Hanham, Kingswood Bristol, South Gloucestershire
BS16BRISTOL Downend, Emersons Green, Fishponds, Frenchay, Pucklechurch, Staple Hill Bristol, South Gloucestershire
BS20BRISTOL Pill, Portishead North Somerset
BS21CLEVEDON Clevedon North Somerset
BS22WESTON-SUPER-MARE Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, Worle North Somerset
BS23WESTON-SUPER-MARE Uphill, Weston-super-Mare North Somerset
BS24WESTON-SUPER-MARE Bleadon, Hutton, Locking, Lympsham, Puxton, Weston-super-Mare, Wick St. Lawrence North Somerset, Sedgemoor
BS25WINSCOMBE Churchill, Winscombe, Sandford, Shipham North Somerset, Sedgemoor
BS26AXBRIDGE Axbridge, Compton Bishop, Loxton Sedgemoor, North Somerset
BS27CHEDDAR Cheddar, Draycott Sedgemoor, Mendip
BS28WEDMORE Wedmore Sedgemoor
BS29BANWELL Banwell North Somerset
BS30BRISTOL Bitton, Longwell Green, Cadbury Heath, Oldland Common, Warmley, Wick South Gloucestershire
BS31BRISTOL Keynsham, Saltford Bath and North East Somerset
BS32BRISTOL Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke South Gloucestershire
BS34BRISTOLPart of Filton, Little Stoke, Patchway, Stoke Gifford South Gloucestershire
BS35BRISTOL Alveston, Rudgeway, Severn Beach, Pilning, Thornbury South Gloucestershire
BS36BRISTOL Frampton Cotterell, Winterbourne South Gloucestershire
BS37BRISTOL Chipping Sodbury, Yate South Gloucestershire
BS39BRISTOL Keynsham, Paulton, Clutton, Temple Cloud, Pensford, Bishop Sutton Bath and North East Somerset
BS40BRISTOL Chew Valley, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Wrington, Charterhouse Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Mendip
BS41BRISTOL Long Ashton, Dundry North Somerset
BS48BRISTOL Backwell, Nailsea North Somerset
BS49BRISTOL Congresbury, Yatton North Somerset
BS98BRISTOLnon-geographic
BS99BRISTOLnon-geographic

Historic codes

Until about 1994[ citation needed ] different numbers applied to districts from BS12 upwards.

No longer existing are: BS12, BS17, BS18 and BS19; these were as follows:

BS12 covered: Almondsbury, Alveston, Aust, Awkley, Bradley Stoke, Earthcote Green, Easter Compton, Elberton, Filton, Ingst, Itchington, Littleton-on-Severn, Morton, Northwick, Oldbury Naite, Oldbury-on-Severn, Olveston, Over, Patchway, Pilning, Redwick, Rudgeway, Severn Beach, Shepperdine, Stoke Gifford, Thornbury, and Tockington

BS17 covered: Chipping Sodbury, Mangotsfield, Old Sodbury, Pucklechurch, Rangeworthy, Winterbourne, and Yate

BS18 covered: Compton Dando, High Littleton, Saltford, Long Ashton, West Harptree, Wrington, Chew Magna, Blagdon, and Temple Cloud, Keynsham.

BS19 covered: Backwell, Churchill, Congresbury, Flax Bourton, Nailsea and Yatton.

The above codes are correct, but not complete. Other towns and villages may have shared these postcodes.

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    BS postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, GL, NP, SN and TA postcode areas. BS postcode area map.svg
    BS postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby BA, GL, NP, SN and TA postcode areas.
    Detailed map of postcode districts in central Bristol BS postcode area inset map.svg
    Detailed map of postcode districts in central Bristol

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