RG postcode area

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Reading
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Coordinates: 51°24′11″N1°02′06″W / 51.403°N 1.035°W / 51.403; -1.035
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
RG
Postcode area name
Reading
Post towns 12
Postcode districts 35
Postcode sectors184
Postcodes (live)23,146
Postcodes (total)45,599
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The RG postcode area, also known as the Reading postcode area, [2] is a group of thirty postcode districts in England, within twelve post towns. These cover west and central Berkshire (including Reading, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Hungerford, Newbury, Thatcham and Wokingham) and north Hampshire (including Basingstoke, Hook, Tadley and Whitchurch), plus a small part of south-east Oxfordshire (including Henley-on-Thames) and very small parts of Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire.

Contents

Mail for the area is sorted at the Thames Valley Mail Centre in Swindon, having been sorted at the Reading Mail Centre until its closure in 2010.

The original RG3 district for west Reading was recoded to RG30 and RG31 in January 1995, due to the rise in population in that area. [3] In the same year, the original RG11 district for Wokingham and Crowthorne was recoded to RG40, RG41 and RG45, while the northern part of the RG12 district for Bracknell was recoded to RG42.

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
RG1READING Katesgrove, Newtown, Reading (central) Reading
RG2READING Madejski Stadium, Whitley, Shinfield, Arborfield Garrison, Arborfield Reading, Wokingham
RG4READING Caversham, Sonning, Sonning Common, Kidmore End, Sonning Eye, Dunsden Green, Mapledurham, Chazey Heath, Tokers Green, Chalkhouse Green, Cane End Reading, South Oxfordshire, Wokingham
RG5READING Woodley Wokingham
RG6READING Earley Wokingham, Reading
RG7READING Aldermaston, Bradfield, Burghfield Common, Riseley, Silchester, Mortimer, Swallowfield, Theale, Woolhampton West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane, Wokingham
RG8READING Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames South Oxfordshire, West Berkshire
RG9HENLEY-ON-THAMES Hambleden, Rotherfield Peppard, Turville, Turville Heath, Skirmett, Rockwell End, Mill End, Fawley, Fingest, Frieth, Greenlands, Nettlebed, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire
RG10READING Charvil, Hurst, Ruscombe, Twyford, Wargrave, Waltham St Lawrence Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead
RG12BRACKNELL Bracknell (south and town centre), Easthampstead, Bullbrook Bracknell Forest
RG14NEWBURY Newbury (whole town area)West Berkshire
RG17HUNGERFORD Chilton Foliat, Eastbury, Eddington, Kintbury, Hungerford, Inkpen, Lambourn, North Wessex Downs AONB areaWest Berkshire, Wiltshire
RG18THATCHAM Hampstead Norreys, Hermitage, Thatcham (north), Yattendon West Berkshire
RG19THATCHAM Ashford Hill with Headley, Bishop's Green, Greenham, Thatcham (south)West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG20NEWBURY Ashmansworth, Chieveley, Compton, Ecchinswell, Leckhampstead, Highclere, Kingsclere, Sydmonton West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane
RG21BASINGSTOKE Town Centre, Eastrop, Black Dam, Oakridge, South ViewBasingstoke and Deane
RG22BASINGSTOKE South Ham, Brighton Hill, Kempshott, Buckskin, Beggarwood Basingstoke and Deane
RG23BASINGSTOKE Winklebury, Rooksdown, Oakley Basingstoke and Deane
RG24BASINGSTOKE Popley, Chineham, Sherborne St John Basingstoke and Deane
RG25BASINGSTOKE Cliddesden, Dummer, Overton, North Waltham Basingstoke and Deane
RG26TADLEY Baughurst, Bramley, Brimpton Common, Hannington, Pamber End, Pamber Heath, Tadley Basingstoke and Deane, West Berkshire
RG27HOOK Hook, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Stratfield Turgis, Turgis Green Basingstoke and Deane, Hart
RG28WHITCHURCH Laverstoke, Litchfield, Hurstbourne Priors, Whitchurch (Hants) Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley
RG29HOOK Long Sutton, Odiham, North Warnborough, South WarnboroughHart
RG30READING Tilehurst, Prospect Park, Purley-on-Thames, Reading (west), Southcote Reading, West Berkshire
RG31READING Calcot Row, Tilehurst Reading, West Berkshire
RG40WOKINGHAM Wokingham (east and town centre), Finchampstead, Barkham (south), Wick HillWokingham, Bracknell Forest
RG41WOKINGHAM Wokingham (west), Winnersh, Woosehill, Barkham (north), Sindlesham, Emmbrook, EastheathWokingham
RG42BRACKNELL Bracknell (north), Binfield, Warfield, Newell Green, Popeswood, Priestwood, Winkfield Row, Jealott's Hill Bracknell Forest
RG45CROWTHORNE Crowthorne, Ravenswood Bracknell Forest, Wokingham

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    RG postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby GU, HP, OX, SL, SN, SO and SP postcode areas.

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