SM postcode area

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Sutton
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Coordinates: 51°21′47″N0°11′10″W / 51.363°N 0.186°W / 51.363; -0.186
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
SM
Postcode area name
Sutton
Post towns 5
Postcode districts 7
Postcode sectors29
Postcodes (live)4,350
Postcodes (total)6,638
Statistics as at May 2020 [1]

The SM postcode area, also known as the Sutton postcode area, [2] [3] is a group of seven postcode districts in England, within five post towns. These cover part of south-west London, as well as a small part of north Surrey.

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The main sorting office is in Sutton, with outgoing mail being sorted at Croydon Mail Centre. The area served includes most of the London Borough of Sutton, while most of SM4 covers the southwestern part of the London Borough of Merton. Most of SM7 and a small part of SM2 cover the northern part of the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, while SM2 also covers the village of East Ewell in the borough of Epsom and Ewell.

The official explanation for the 'M' in the postcode is unknown, though it might refer to Morden, one of the post towns within the area.

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts: [2]

Postcode district Post town CoverageLocal authority area(s)
SM1SUTTON Sutton, Rosehill, Parts of The Wrythe and Carshalton, Benhilton and Erskine Village, the eastern part of Sutton Common Sutton
SM2SUTTON Belmont, South Sutton, South Cheam, East EwellSutton, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead
SM3SUTTONThe western part of Sutton Common, North Cheam, Stonecot HillSutton, Epsom and Ewell
SM4MORDEN Morden, Morden Park, Lower Morden, St. Helier (West), Rosehill Merton, Sutton
SM5CARSHALTON Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton on the Hill, The Wrythe, Rosehill, St. Helier (South), Little Woodcote Sutton
SM6WALLINGTON Wallington, Beddington, Hackbridge, Roundshaw Sutton
SM7BANSTEAD Banstead, Woodmansterne, Nork, Little WoodcoteReigate and Banstead, Sutton

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    SM postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CR, KT and SW postcode areas.

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