G postcode area

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Glasgow postcode area
G is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaG
Postcode area nameGlasgow
Post towns6
Postcode districts57
Postcode sectors241
Postcodes (live)31,614
Postcodes (total)45,221
Statistics as at February 2012[1]
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Glasgow postcode area
G is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaG
Postcode area nameGlasgow
Post towns6
Postcode districts57
Postcode sectors241
Postcodes (live)31,614
Postcodes (total)45,221
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The G postcode area, also known as the Glasgow postcode area,[2] is a group of postcode districts around Alexandria, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Glasgow and Helensburgh in Scotland.

Former postal districts in Glasgow[edit]

From 1923 until the introduction of the national postcode system in the late 1960s, Glasgow was divided into (mostly) numbered postal districts for its central and surrounding parts identified by compass-point letters: C1–C5 (corresponding to current postcode districts G1–G5), W1–W5 (G11–G15), NW (G20), N1–N3 (G21–G23), E1–E4 (G31–G34), SE (G40), S1–S6 (G41–G46) and SW1–SW3 (G51–G53).[3][4]


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode districtPost townCoverageLocal authority area
G1GLASGOWFormer C1 district: Merchant CityGlasgow City
G2GLASGOWFormer C2 district: Blythswood HillGlasgow City
G3GLASGOWFormer C3 district: Anderston, Finnieston, Garnethill, Park, Woodlands (part), YorkhillGlasgow City
G4GLASGOWFormer C4 district: Calton (part), Cowcaddens (part), Drygate, Kelvinbridge, Townhead, Woodlands (part), Woodside (part)Glasgow City
G5GLASGOWFormer C5 district: GorbalsGlasgow City
G9GLASGOWNon-geographic - Newspaper CompetitionsGlasgow City
G11GLASGOWFormer W1 district: Broomhill, Partick, PartickhillGlasgow City
G12GLASGOWFormer W2 district: West End (part), Cleveden, Dowanhill, Hillhead, Hyndland, Kelvindale, Botanic Gardens, University of GlasgowGlasgow City
G13GLASGOWFormer W3 district: Anniesland, Knightswood, YokerGlasgow City
G14GLASGOWFormer W4 district: Whiteinch, ScotstounGlasgow City
G15GLASGOWFormer W5 district: DrumchapelGlasgow City
G20GLASGOWFormer NW district: Maryhill, North Kelvinside, RuchillGlasgow City
G21GLASGOWFormer N1 district: Balornock, Barmulloch, Cowlairs, Royston, Springburn, SighthillGlasgow City
G22GLASGOWFormer N2 district: Milton, PossilparkGlasgow City
G23GLASGOWFormer N3 district: Lambhill, SummerstonGlasgow City
G31GLASGOWFormer E1 district: Dennistoun, Haghill, Parkhead (part)Glasgow City
G32GLASGOWFormer E2 district: Carmyle, Tollcross, Mount Vernon, Lightburn, Sandyhills, Shettleston, SpringboigGlasgow City
G33GLASGOWFormer E3 district: Cardowan, Carntyne, Craigend, Cranhill, Garthamlock, Millerston, Provanmill, Queenslie, Riddrie, Robroyston, Ruchazie, Stepps, WellhouseNorth Lanarkshire, Glasgow City
G34GLASGOWFormer E4 district: Easterhouse, Provanhall, RogerfieldGlasgow City
G40GLASGOWFormer SE district: Bridgeton, Calton, DalmarnockGlasgow City
G41GLASGOWFormer S1 district: Pollokshields, ShawlandsGlasgow City
G42GLASGOWFormer S2 district: Battlefield, Govanhill, Mount Florida, Strathbungo (part), ToryglenGlasgow City
G43GLASGOWFormer S3 district: Mansewood, Newlands, PollokshawsGlasgow City
G44GLASGOWFormer S4 district: Cathcart, Croftfoot, King's Park, Muirend, NetherleeGlasgow City, East Renfrewshire
G45GLASGOWFormer S5 district: CastlemilkGlasgow City
G46GLASGOWFormer S6 district: Arden, Carnwadric, Deaconsbank, Giffnock, Kennishead, ThornliebankEast Renfrewshire, Glasgow City
G51GLASGOWFormer SW1 district: Govan, Ibrox, Kinning ParkGlasgow City
G52GLASGOWFormer SW2 district: Cardonald, Hillington, Penilee, MossparkGlasgow City
G53GLASGOWFormer SW3 district: Darnley, Pollok, Crookston, NitshillGlasgow City
G58GLASGOWNon-geographic (National Savings and Investments, Cowglen)Glasgow City
G60GLASGOWBowling, Old KilpatrickWest Dunbartonshire
G61GLASGOWBearsdenEast Dunbartonshire
G62GLASGOWBaldernock, Milngavie, MugdockEast Dunbartonshire, Stirling
G63GLASGOWBalfron, Balmaha, Blanefield, Croftamie, Drymen, Dumgoyne, Fintry, Killearn, Rowardennan, StrathblaneStirling
G64GLASGOWBishopbriggs, TorranceEast Dunbartonshire
G65GLASGOWCroy, Kilsyth, TwecharNorth Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire
G66GLASGOWClachan of Campsie, Haughhead, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Lenzie, Milton of CampsieEast Dunbartonshire
G67GLASGOWCumbernauld (south)North Lanarkshire
G68GLASGOWCumbernauld (north), DullaturNorth Lanarkshire
G69GLASGOWBaillieston, Bargeddie, Chryston, Garrowhill, Gartcosh, Moodiesburn, Muirhead, SpringhillGlasgow City, North Lanarkshire
G70GLASGOWNon-geographic (Inland Revenue, Cumbernauld)North Lanarkshire
G71GLASGOWBirkenshaw, Bothwell, Tannochside, Uddingston, ViewparkSouth Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire
G72GLASGOWBlantyre, CambuslangSouth Lanarkshire
G73GLASGOWRutherglenSouth Lanarkshire
G74GLASGOWEast Kilbride (north), ThorntonhallSouth Lanarkshire
G75GLASGOWAuldhouse, East Kilbride (south)South Lanarkshire
G76GLASGOWBusby, Carmunnock, Clarkston, Eaglesham, Stamperland, WaterfootEast Renfrewshire, Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire
G77GLASGOWNewton MearnsEast Renfrewshire
G78GLASGOWBarrhead, Neilston, UplawmoorEast Renfrewshire
G79GLASGOWNon-geographic (Inland Revenue, East Kilbride)South Lanarkshire
G81CLYDEBANKDalmuir, Duntocher, Faifley, HardgateWest Dunbartonshire
G82DUMBARTONCardross, MiltonWest Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute
G83ALEXANDRIA, ARROCHARAldochlay, Ardlui, Balloch, Bonhill, Gartocharn, Inverarnan, Jamestown, Luss, Renton, TarbetWest Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, Stirling
G84HELENSBURGHClynder, Cove, Garelochhead, Kilcreggan, Rhu, Rosneath, ShandonArgyll and Bute
G90GLASGOWNon-geographic (Department for Work and Pensions)Glasgow City


G postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.FK postcode areaFK postcode areaKA postcode areaML postcode areaPA postcode areaPH postcode areaPH postcode area
G postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby FK, KA, ML and PA postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts in central Glasgow

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ "A list of Glasgow street names which were subject to change prior to the 1940s".  "information derived form the 1937/38 Post Office Directory"
  4. ^ British Postal Museum & Archive. "Postcodes".