Postcode district boundaries:
|Postcode area name|
|Statistics as at May 2020|
The GL postcode area, also known as the Gloucester postcode area, is a group of 26 postcode districts covering 28 post towns: Badminton, Berkeley, Blakeney, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Drybrook, Dursley, Dymock, Fairford, Gloucester, Lechlade, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Moreton-in-Marsh, Newent, Newnham, Ruardean, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Westbury-on-Severn and Wotton-under-Edge. The main series has a hiatus after GL20, resuming at GL50 for Cheltenham and areas immediately around and to its east, ceasing with GL56.
GL16 extends across the Welsh border and GL17 has the most alternative post towns in England: covering an upper part of the Forest of Dean studded with isolated large villages, five are recognised as post towns within one postcode district.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
- "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. 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 (2004)
- "Non Geographic Codes" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "New sectors and localities to 14 December 2012" (PDF). Royal Mail Address Management Unit. 20 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2012.