M postcode area
Postcode district boundaries:
|Manchester postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Manchester|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The postcode districts are subdivisions of three post towns. Most of the districts are within the Manchester post town; the other two are Salford and Sale. The area covers parts of all ten metropolitan boroughs of Greater Manchester, primarily the City of Manchester, the City of Salford and the borough of Trafford.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage||Local authority area|
|M1||MANCHESTER||Piccadilly, City Centre, Market Street||Manchester|
|M2||MANCHESTER||Deansgate, City Centre||Manchester|
(Sectors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9)
|MANCHESTER||City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield||Manchester|
(Sectors 5, 6 and 7)
|SALFORD||City Centre, Blackfriars, Greengate, Trinity||Salford|
|M4||MANCHESTER||Ancoats, Northern Quarter, Strangeways||Manchester|
|M5||SALFORD||Ordsall, Seedley, Weaste, University||Salford|
|M6||SALFORD||Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Langworthy, Seedley, Charlestown||Salford|
|M7||SALFORD||Higher Broughton, Cheetwood, Lower Broughton, Kersal||Salford|
|M8||MANCHESTER||Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill||Manchester|
|M11||MANCHESTER||Clayton, Openshaw, Beswick||Manchester|
|M12||MANCHESTER||Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock||Manchester|
|M13||MANCHESTER||Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock||Manchester|
|M14||MANCHESTER||Fallowfield, Moss Side, Ladybarn, Rusholme, Longsight||Manchester|
|M15||MANCHESTER||Hulme, Manchester Science Park, Old Trafford||Manchester, Trafford|
|M16||MANCHESTER||Firswood, Old Trafford, Whalley Range, Moss Side||Manchester, Trafford|
|M17||MANCHESTER||Trafford Park, The Trafford Centre||Trafford|
|M18||MANCHESTER||Abbey Hey, Gorton||Manchester|
|M19||MANCHESTER||Levenshulme, Burnage, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel, Reddish||Manchester, Stockport|
|M21||MANCHESTER||Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow Moor||Manchester|
|M22||MANCHESTER||Wythenshawe, Northenden, Sharston Industrial Area||Manchester|
|M23||MANCHESTER||Baguley, Brooklands (Manchester and Trafford), Roundthorn Industrial Estate||Manchester, Trafford|
|M24||MANCHESTER||Middleton, Alkrington, Chadderton||Rochdale, Oldham|
|M25||MANCHESTER||Prestwich, Sedgeley Park, Simister||Bury|
|M26||MANCHESTER||Radcliffe, Stoneclough||Bury, Bolton|
|M27||MANCHESTER||Swinton, Clifton, Pendlebury, Wardley, Agecroft||Salford|
|M28||MANCHESTER||Worsley, Walkden, Boothstown, Mosley Common, Wardley Industrial Estate||Salford, Wigan|
|M30||MANCHESTER||Eccles, Monton, Peel Green, Winton, Patricroft, Barton-upon-Irwell, Ellesmere Park||Salford|
|M32||MANCHESTER||Stretford, Barton Dock Road||Trafford|
|M33||SALE||Sale, Brooklands (Manchester and Trafford)||Trafford, Manchester|
|M40||MANCHESTER||Collyhurst, Miles Platting, Moston, New Moston, Newton Heath||Manchester|
|M41||MANCHESTER||Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Barton Dock Road||Trafford|
|M50||SALFORD||Salford Quays, MediaCityUK||Salford|
(Sectors 1 and 7)
|MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M1)||Manchester|
(Sectors 2 and 8)
|MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M2)||Manchester|
(Sectors 3 and 9)
|MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M3)||Manchester|
(Sectors 4 and 0)
|MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M4)||Manchester|
(Sectors 5 and 6)
|SALFORD||Large user and PO Box||Salford|
|M99||MANCHESTER||Manchester X; JD Williams (located geographically in M1 and M3)||Manchester|
The original M10 district was recoded to M40 in 1993. Today, the ITV soap opera Coronation Street uses M10 as the district for its setting of Weatherfield, with the street itself having the postcode M10 9KC.
The M30 district originally included Cadishead and Eccles but these were recoded to M44 in 1994.
The M31 district originally included Davyhulme, Flixton and Urmston but these were recoded to M41 in 1994.
The M50 district was formed out of the M5 district in 2002.
Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Manchester along with other major cities like Birmingham, Liverpool and Sheffield was divided into numbered postcode districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode). The districts were based on Manchester and Salford together and districts outside the city boundaries were also included.
For example, the City Centre had postcode districts 1 - 4 (north-east, south, west and north-west respectively: Manchester 1 was around Piccadilly and 4 was around Victoria). 5, 6, 7 and 8 were in Salford and then the sequence continued across north Manchester and so round to M17 (Trafford Park). M18 onwards were further out still.
- "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Royal Mail Address Management Guide Edition 4, (2004)
- "Renting TV's most famous properties". TNT Magazine. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
- "Royal Mail Postcode Update 34". Beacon Dodsworth. Retrieved 22 April 2017.