B postcode area

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Birmingham
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Coordinates: 52°27′47″N1°53′20″W / 52.463°N 1.889°W / 52.463; -1.889
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
B
Postcode area name
Birmingham
Post towns 15
Postcode districts 79
Postcode sectors268
Postcodes (live)41,397
Postcodes (total)61,202
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The B postcode area, also known as the Birmingham postcode area, [2] is a group of 79 postcode districts in central England, within 15 post towns. These cover the central portion of the West Midlands (including Birmingham, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Smethwick, Solihull, Halesowen, Cradley Heath, Oldbury and Rowley Regis), plus northeast Worcestershire (including Bromsgrove and Redditch), north and west Warwickshire (including Alcester, Studley and Henley-in-Arden), and part of southeast Staffordshire (including Tamworth).

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Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
B1BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Broad Street (east) Birmingham
B2BIRMINGHAMBirmingham City Centre, New Street Birmingham
B3BIRMINGHAMBirmingham City Centre, Newhall Street Birmingham
B4BIRMINGHAMBirmingham City Centre, Corporation Street (north)Birmingham
B5BIRMINGHAM Digbeth, Highgate, Lee Bank Birmingham
B6BIRMINGHAM Aston, Birchfield, Birmingham , Witton Birmingham
B7BIRMINGHAM Nechells, VauxhallBirmingham
B8BIRMINGHAM Washwood Heath, Ward End, Saltley Birmingham
B9BIRMINGHAM Bordesley Green, Bordesley Birmingham
B10BIRMINGHAM Small Heath Birmingham
B11BIRMINGHAM Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Tyseley Birmingham
B12BIRMINGHAM Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Highgate Birmingham
B13BIRMINGHAM Moseley, Billesley Birmingham
B14BIRMINGHAM Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Druids Heath, Highter's Heath, Warstock Birmingham
B15BIRMINGHAM Edgbaston,Birmingham
B16BIRMINGHAM Ladywood Birmingham
B17BIRMINGHAM Harborne, Edgbaston Birmingham
B18BIRMINGHAM Winson Green, Hockley Birmingham
B19BIRMINGHAM Lozells, Newtown, Birchfield Birmingham
B20BIRMINGHAM Handsworth Wood, Handsworth, Birchfield Birmingham
B21BIRMINGHAM Handsworth Birmingham
B23BIRMINGHAM Erdington, Stockland Green, Short Heath, Perry Common Birmingham
B24BIRMINGHAM Erdington, Wylde Green, Tyburn Birmingham
B25BIRMINGHAM Yardley, Hay Mills Birmingham
B26BIRMINGHAM Sheldon, Yardley Birmingham
B27BIRMINGHAM Acocks Green Birmingham
B28BIRMINGHAM Hall Green Birmingham
B29BIRMINGHAM Selly Oak, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Weoley Castle, California (part of)Birmingham
B30BIRMINGHAM Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley Birmingham
B31BIRMINGHAM Northfield, Longbridge, West Heath Birmingham
B32BIRMINGHAM Woodgate, Bartley Green, Quinton, California (part of)Birmingham
B33BIRMINGHAM Kitts Green, Stechford Birmingham
B34BIRMINGHAM Shard End, Buckland End Birmingham
B35BIRMINGHAM Castle Vale Birmingham
B36BIRMINGHAM Castle Bromwich, Smith's Wood, Bromford, Hodge Hill Birmingham, Solihull
B37BIRMINGHAM Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kingshurst, Fordbridge Solihull
B38BIRMINGHAM Kings Norton, West Heath Birmingham
B40BIRMINGHAM National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport, Marston Green, Bickenhill Solihull
B42BIRMINGHAM Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead Birmingham
B43BIRMINGHAMGreat Barr, HamsteadBirmingham, Sandwell, Walsall
B44BIRMINGHAMPerry Barr, Kingstanding, Great BarrBirmingham
B45BIRMINGHAM Rednal, New Frankley, Rubery, Cofton Hackett, Barnt Green, Lickey, Longbridge, Northfield (part)Birmingham, Bromsgrove
B46BIRMINGHAM Water Orton, Coleshill, Nether Whitacre North Warwickshire
B47BIRMINGHAM Hollywood, Wythall Bromsgrove
B48BIRMINGHAM Alvechurch Bromsgrove
B49ALCESTER Alcester Stratford-on-Avon
B50ALCESTER Bidford-on-Avon Stratford-on-Avon
B60BROMSGROVE Bromsgrove (east)Bromsgrove
B61BROMSGROVEBromsgrove (west)Bromsgrove
B62HALESOWEN Halesowen (east), Romsley, Hunnington, Quinton (part) Dudley, Bromsgrove, Birmingham
B63HALESOWENHalesowen (west and town centre), Hayley Green, Hasbury Dudley, Bromsgrove
B64CRADLEY HEATH Cradley Heath, Old Hill Sandwell
B65ROWLEY REGIS Rowley Regis, Blackheath Birmingham, Sandwell
B66SMETHWICK Smethwick (east and north), Bearwood (east)Sandwell
B67SMETHWICKSmethwick (west), Bearwood (west), Londonderry Sandwell
B68OLDBURY Langley, Brandhall, Quinton (part of)Sandwell
B69OLDBURY Oldbury, Tividale Sandwell
B70WEST BROMWICH West Bromwich (south, west and town centre)Sandwell
B71WEST BROMWICHWest Bromwich (north)Sandwell
B72SUTTON COLDFIELD Sutton Coldfield town centre, Maney, Wylde Green, Erdington Birmingham
B73SUTTON COLDFIELD Boldmere, New Oscott, Wylde Green Birmingham
B74SUTTON COLDFIELD Four Oaks, Mere Green, Little Aston, Streetly Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall
B75SUTTON COLDFIELD Sutton Trinity, Falcon Lodge
B76SUTTON COLDFIELD Walmley, Minworth, Pype Hayes (part), Curdworth, Lea Marston Birmingham, North Warwickshire
B77TAMWORTH Tamworth, Wilnecote, Amington Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B78TAMWORTHTamworth, Fazeley, Kingsbury, Polesworth Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B79TAMWORTHTamworth, Warton Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B80STUDLEY Studley Stratford-on-Avon
B90SOLIHULL Shirley, Solihull Lodge, Major's Green, Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green Solihull, Bromsgrove
B91SOLIHULL Solihull Solihull
B92SOLIHULL Olton, Elmdon, Bickenhill, Hampton-in-Arden Solihull
B93SOLIHULL Knowle, Dorridge, Bentley Heath, Tilehouse GreenSolihull
B94SOLIHULL Hockley Heath, Earlswood Solihull, Warwick
B95HENLEY-IN-ARDEN Henley-in-Arden Stratford-on-Avon
B96REDDITCH Feckenham Redditch
B97REDDITCH Redditch (west), Callow Hill, Webheath Redditch
B98REDDITCHRedditch (east), Beoley Redditch
B99BIRMINGHAMnon-geographic

Notes

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    B postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CV, DE, DY, ST, WR, WS and WV postcode areas. B postcode area map.svg
    B postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CV, DE, DY, ST, WR, WS and WV postcode areas.
    Detailed map of postcode districts in central Birmingham B postcode area inset map.svg
    Detailed map of postcode districts in central Birmingham

    Former scheme

    Street name signs on Birdbrook Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, showing old "Birmingham 22" (top) and modern "B44" postcodes. BirdbrookRoadSigns.jpg
    Street name signs on Birdbrook Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, showing old "Birmingham 22" (top) and modern "B44" postcodes.

    Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Birmingham along with other major cities were divided into numbered postal districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode).

    For example, Great Barr was formerly Birmingham 22 (now B43 and 44) and Smethwick was formerly Smethwick 40 and 41 (now B66 and 67).

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