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Where is Leighton?

Leighton is located in the county of Powys, Wales, two miles south-east of the town of Welshpool, 16 miles west of the major town of Shrewsbury, 80 miles north of Cardiff, and 149 miles north-west of London. Leighton lies two miles west of the Shropshire border, and was historically in the county of Montgomeryshire. Leighton falls within the unitary authority of Powys - Powys. It is in the SY21 postcode district. The post town for Leighton is Welshpool.

Leighton on a map

Map showing extent of Leighton as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Leighton
Map showing location of Leighton within the UK
Location of Leighton within the UK

Which county is Leighton in?

Leighton is in the ceremonial county of Powys, the historic county of Montgomeryshire, and the administrative county of Powys - Powys.

Ceremonial CountyPowys
Historic CountyMontgomeryshire
Administrative CountyPowys - Powys

Where is Leighton in Powys?

Leighton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Powys, and towards the easternmost extremity of Powys.

Location of Leighton within Powys
Location of Leighton within Powys

What is the postcode for Leighton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Leighton is SY21 8LL.

Where is Leighton in SY21?

Leighton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SY21 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the SY21 postcode district.

Location of Leighton within SY21
Location of Leighton within SY21

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What is the post town for Leighton?

The post town for Leighton is Welshpool. Leighton is in the SY21 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Welshpool.

What is the latitude and longitude of Leighton?

The centre of Leighton is located at position 52.63971° latitude and -3.12676° longitude.

Latitude52.63971°
Longitude-3.12676°

What is the easting and northing of Leighton?

The centre of Leighton is located at the grid reference easting 323851 and northing 305259 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting323851
Northing305259

What are the nearest towns to Leighton?

Position of Leighton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Leighton to the centre of the town.

south-east
2m
Leighton is 2 miles south-east of Welshpool
north
6m
Leighton is 6 miles north of Montgomery
east
8m
Leighton is 8 miles east of Llanfair Caereinion
south-east
11m
Leighton is 11 miles south-east of Llanfyllin
north-west
12m
Leighton is 12 miles north-west of Bishop's Castle
north-east
12m
Leighton is 12 miles north-east of Newtown
north-west
15m
Leighton is 15 miles north-west of Church Stretton
south
16m
Leighton is 16 miles south of Oswestry
west
16m
Leighton is 16 miles west of Shrewsbury
north-west
19m
Leighton is 19 miles north-west of Craven Arms

What are the nearest cities to Leighton?

Position of Leighton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Leighton to the centre of the city.

south
39m
Leighton is 39 miles south of Chester
west
42m
Leighton is 42 miles west of Wolverhampton
north-west
44m
Leighton is 44 miles north-west of Hereford
south
45m
Leighton is 45 miles south of St Asaph
south-west
48m
Leighton is 48 miles south-west of Stoke-on-Trent
north-west
49m
Leighton is 49 miles north-west of Worcester
west
53m
Leighton is 53 miles west of Birmingham
south
54m
Leighton is 54 miles south of Liverpool
west
55m
Leighton is 55 miles west of Lichfield
south-east
58m
Leighton is 58 miles south-east of Bangor