Find UK Postcodes Inside a User Defined Area
This is a map of the UK where you can define an area and then search to return all postcodes inside the area.
UK Postcode Inside Area Map
Show UK County Borders?
List of Postcodes found...
- To define an area, click on the map to draw the edges of your search area
- Draw the area in a clockwise direction
- You can readjust markers once they have been draw by dragging them to a new location
- Once you have an area defined, click the [Search For Postcodes] button. After a short while the postcodes will be displayed on the map and also in listed in the textbox below the map
Other Points to Note
- The search will take a long time when you are searching a larger area or a densely populated area
- You can clear the map by clicking the [Clear All Points] button
- You can switch to a full screen view by clicking the [Full Screen] button
- Click [Zoom to Fit] to get you area to fit on the map as best possible
- Click [Search For Outcode Postcodes] if you only wish to find the outcode postcodes (SW1,DE2,BT12 etc...)
- You can remove the last point added to the area by clicking the [Delete Last Point] button. You can also remove an area end-point by clicking on the endpoint
- 11th May 2015 : Version 2.2 - Updates to the instructions for use on this page
- 31st May 2014 : Version 2.2 - Minor updates to code
- 21st January 2014 : Version 2.1 - Added option to show UK county borders
- 5th June 2013 : Version 2 - Now returns full postcodes
- 18st January 2013 : Version 1 - Initial Version
Previous Comments For This Page
Hi great tool, you wouldn't happen to have any sample code would you?
On 24th April 2016
Amazing tool. Good work. Thanks.
By James. on 31st March 2016
Hi Rob, I have done some investigation in to this. There is no quick/easy solution but if you get in contact [here] I have a suggestion.
By Free Map Tools on 2nd March 2016
Hi. Im looking for a map that just defines borders of smaller sectors (EG, in the WA postcode you have WA9, WA10, WA11. In each of these, you then have smaller sectors such as WA9 1, WA9 2, WA9 3, WA9 4, WA10 2, WA10 3 and so on - I want these smaller sectors outlined).
I did find an online map not long ago that showed these borders, but now they never load up :(
Possible to get these on this map?
By Rob on 1st March 2016
Brilliant - thanks you
On 17th February 2016
Hi Paul, this is not possible as we do not have the dataset required to do this. So, not saying it cant be done (technically), but not here unfortunately.
By Free Map tools on 16th November 2015
Hello is it possible to find out how many addresses per selected defined area? I can find postcodes per area, but how to work out how many households/addresses? Thanks Paul
By Paul on 15th November 2015
Hi Simon, you can take a screenshot while in Full Screen mode and also use the list below the map to get the list of postcodes contained in the area.
By Free Map Tools on 27th October 2015
Can you create an area and export the graphic and the list of postcodes contained within?
By Simon H on 22nd October 2015
Just what I needed - thank you so much. Quick and simple - Thank you!!
By PM on 14th July 2015
Hi Tom, it is done on an ad-hoc basis. So nothing regular, but we do make updates from time to time.
By Free Map Tools on 7th July 2015
How up to date are the postcodes? are they updated regularly or automatically updated with new postcodes?
Cracking piece of kit and just what I needed btw, so thanks
By Tom on 6th July 2015
Point taken. We have made some updates to the instructions.
By Free Map Tools on 11th May 2015
Worked well, but only by trial and error to find how to define an area. Instructions not clear at all and should be rewritten.
On 11th May 2015
Very useful tool. Would be great to be able to export the shape as a kmz
By Poter Noxin on 14th April 2015
Total waist of time do one things million time rabish
On 17th March 2015
Hi Rob, The only option I can think of is here :[/download/postcode-boundaries/postcode-boundaries.kml]
By Free Map Tools on 3rd March 2015
Hi there. I'm trying to create a map which highlights (in a stand-out colour) a group of postcode districts; i.e. B1, B2, B3 etc. Is this possible?
By Rob Murphy on 3rd March 2015
Hi John, please use Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 1st March 2015
I am trying to find all the postcodes with in a 20 mile radios
By John Lee on 27th February 2015
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