Where is BL1?

BL1 spans the counties of Greater Manchester and Lancashire. It contains the town of Bolton, as well as Astley Bridge, Halliwell, Heaton, Sharples, and Markland Hill. BL1 is 16km north-west of the city of Salford. BL1 is a postcode district, also known as an outcode or outbound code.

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BL1 on a map

The below map shows where BL1 is, and the boundary of the BL1 postcode district:

Postal Boundaries © GEOLYTIX copyright and database right 2012

What county is BL1 in?

BL1 lies within the counties of Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The below table and chart shows the split by area:

County% Area
Greater Manchester97%
Lancashire3%

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Source: GEOLYTIX Postal Geometries
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Source: Ordnance Survey Ceremonial Counties
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Which cities, towns and villages are in BL1?

BoltonTown
Astley BridgeSuburb
HalliwellSuburb
HeatonSuburb
SharplesSuburb
Markland HillSuburb
SmithillsSuburb
GilnowSuburb
Johnson FoldSuburb
DoffcockerSuburb
Delph HillSuburb
VictorySuburb
Brownlow FoldSuburb
Horrocks FoldVillage
Cope BankSuburb
Eagley BankSuburb
Back o' th' BankSuburb

What are the nearest towns to BL1?

Position of BL1 relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of BL1 to the centre of the town.

north-west5km
BL1 is 5km north-west of Farnworth
north-west6km
BL1 is 6km north-west of Little Lever
east7km
BL1 is 7km east of Horwich
north-east7km
BL1 is 7km north-east of Westhoughton
north-west7km
BL1 is 7km north-west of Kearsley
north8km
BL1 is 8km north of Atherton
north8km
BL1 is 8km north of Walkden
north-west8km
BL1 is 8km north-west of Radcliffe
north9km
BL1 is 9km north of Tyldesley
west10km
BL1 is 10km west of Bury

What are the nearest cities to BL1?

Position of BL1 relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of BL1 to the centre of the city.

north-west16km
BL1 is 16km north-west of Salford
north-west18km
BL1 is 18km north-west of Manchester
south-east25km
BL1 is 25km south-east of Preston
north-east41km
BL1 is 41km north-east of Liverpool
south-west51km
BL1 is 51km south-west of Bradford
north-east54km
BL1 is 54km north-east of Chester
south-east56km
BL1 is 56km south-east of Lancaster
west63km
BL1 is 63km west of Wakefield
west63km
BL1 is 63km west of Leeds
north66km
BL1 is 66km north of Stoke-on-Trent

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