Single letter locations

Used from 1903 to Jan1963

At the start or end of the registration mark
For example A1 or 99M

J followed by one to six numbers, together with a GBJ sticker is for Jersey
I or Z is for Northern Ireland, see here


In area order

Birmingham O
Cheshire M
Derbyshire R
Devonshire T
Durham J
Edinburgh S
Essex F
Glamorganshire L
Glasgow G
Kent D
Lanarkshire V
Lancaster B
Leeds U
Liverpool K
London A
Manchester N
Middlesex H
Northumberland X
Sheffield W
Somerset Y
Staffordshire E
Surrey P
Yorkshire C

Double letter locations

Used from 1903 to Aug2001

Triple letter locations

Used from 1932 to Aug2001
Just ignore the first letter

From Feb1963 to Jul1983 use the second and third letters of the registration mark
For example, RO as in CRO731K, is Hertfordshire

From Aug1983 to Aug2001 use the last two letters of the registration mark
For example, GM as in L391LGM, is Motherwell

J followed by one to six numbers, together with a GBJ sticker is for Jersey
I or Z is for Northern Ireland, see here


In area order

Aberdeen RG
Aberdeen RS
Aberdeenshire AV
Aberdeenshire SA
Anglesey EY
Angus SR
Argyllshire SB
Ayrshire AG
Ayrshire CS
Ayrshire SD
Banffshire SE
Barnsley HE
Barrow in Furness EO
Barwickshire SH
Bath FB
Bath GL
Bedfordshire BM
Bedfordshire MJ
Bedfordshire NM
Bedfordshire TM
Berkshire BL
Berkshire JB
Berkshire MO
Berkshire RX
Birkenhead BG
Birkenhead CM
Birmingham OA to OC
Birmingham OE to OH
Birmingham OJ to ON
Birmingham OP
Birmingham OV
Birmingham OX
Birmingham VP
Blackburn BV
Blackburn CB
Blackpool FR
Blackpool FV
Bolton BN
Bolton WH
Bootle EM
Bournemouth EL
Bournemouth LJ
Bournemouth RU
Bradford AK
Bradford KU
Bradford KW
Bradford KY
Breaconshire EU
Brighton CD
Brighton UF
Bristol AE
Bristol HT and HU
Bristol HW
Bristol HY
Buckinghamshire BH
Buckinghamshire KX
Buckinghamshire PP
Burnley CW
Burnley HG
Burton upon Trent FA
Bury EN
Buteshire SJ
Caernarvonshire CC
Caernarvonshire JC
Caithness SK
Cambridgeshire CE
Cambridgeshire ER
Cambridgeshire JE
Cambridgeshire VE
Canterbury FN
Canterbury JG
Cardiff BO
Cardiff KG
Cardiff UH
Cardiganshire EJ
Carlisle HH
Carmarthenshire BX
Carmarthenshire TH
Cheshire LG
Cheshire MA and MB
Cheshire TU
Chester FM
Clackmannanshire SL
Cornwall AF
Cornwall CV
Cornwall RL
Coventry DU
Coventry HP
Coventry KV
Coventry RW
Coventry VC
Coventry WK
Croydon BY
Croydon RK
Croydon VB
Cumberland AO
Cumberland RM
Darlington HN
Denbighshire CA
Denbighshire UN
Derby CH
Derby RC
Derbyshire NU
Derbyshire RA and RB
Devon DV
Devon OD
Devon TA
Devon TT
Devon UO
Dewsbury HD
Doncaster DT
Dorset FX
Dorset JT
Dorset PR
Dorset TK
Dudley FD
Dumfriesshire SM
Dunbartonshire SN
Dundee TS
Dundee YJ
Durham PT
Durham UP
East Ham HX
East Lothian SS
East Suffolk BJ
East Suffolk RT
East Sussex AP
East Sussex NJ
East Sussex PM and PN
Eastbourne HC
Eastbourne JK
Edinburgh FS
Edinburgh SC
Edinburgh SF and SG
Essex EV
Essex HK
Essex NO
Essex OO
Essex PU
Essex TW
Essex VW and VX
Essex WC
Exeter FJ
Fifeshire FG
Fifeshire SP
Flintstone DM
Gateshead CN
Glamorganshire NY
Glamorganshire TG
Glamorganshire TX
Glasgow GA and GB
Glasgow GD and GE
Glasgow GG
Glasgow US
Glasgow YS
Gloucester FH
Gloucestershire AD
Gloucestershire DD
Gloucestershire DF and DG
Great Yarmouth EX
Greenock VS
Grimsby EE
Grimsby JV
Halifax CP
Halifax JX
Hampshire AA
Hampshire CG
Hampshire HO
Hampshire OR
Hampshire OT and OU
Hartlepool EF
Hastings DY
Herefordshire CJ
Herefordshire VJ
Hertfordshire AR
Hertfordshire JH
Hertfordshire NK
Hertfordshire RO
Hertfordshire UR
Huddersfield CX
Huddersfield VH
Huntingdon EG
Huntingdonshire EW
Huntingdonshire FL
Inverness shire ST
Ipswich DX
Ipswich PV
Isle of Ely EB
Isle of Man MN
Isle of Wight DL
Kent KE
Kent KJ to KP
Kent KR
Kent KT
Kincardineshire SU
Kingston upon Hull AT
Kingston upon Hull KH
Kingston upon Hull RH
Kinrosshire SV
Kirkcudbrightshire SW
Lanarkshire VA
Lanarkshire VD
Lancashire TB to TF
Lancashire TJ
Leeds NW
Leeds UA and UB
Leeds UG
Leeds UM
Leicester BC
Leicester JF
Leicester RY
Leicestershire AY
Leicestershire JU
Leicestershire NR
Leicestershire UT
Leith WS
Lincoln FE
Lincoln VL
Lincolnshire BE
Lincolnshire CT
Lincolnshire DO
Lincolnshire FU
Lincolnshire FW
Lincolnshire JL
Lincolnshire TL
Liverpool KA to KD
Liverpool KF
Liverpool LV
London GC
London GF and GH
London GJ and GK
London GN to GP
London GT to GY
London HM
London HV
London JD
London JJ
London LA to LF
London LH
London LK to LP
London LR
London LT and LU
London LW to LY
London MC
London ME to MH
London MK
London MM
London MP
London MT to MV
London MX
London OY
London UC
London UL
London UU to UW
London XA to XF
London XH
London XK to XP
London XR
London XT to XY
London YE and YF
London YH
London YK to YP
London YR
London YT to YY
Manchester NA to NF
Manchester VM
Manchester VR
Manchester VU
Manchester XJ
Merionethshire FF
Merthr Tydfil HB
Middlesbrough DC
Middlesbrough XG
Middlesex MD
Middlesex ML
Middlesex MY
Midlothian SY
Monmouthshire AX
Monmouthshire WO
Montgomeryshire EP
Morayshire SO
Motherwell GM
Nairnshire AS
Newcastle upon Tyne BB
Newcastle upon Tyne TN
Newcastle upon Tyne VK
Newport DW
Norfolk AH
Norfolk NG
Norfolk PW
Norfolk VF
Northampton NH
Northampton VV
Northamptonshire BD
Northamptonshire NV
Northamptonshire RP
Northamptonshire RR
Northumberland JR
Northumberland NL
Northumberland TY
Norwich CL
Norwich VG
Nottingham AU
Nottingham TO
Nottingham TV
Nottinghamshire AL
Nottinghamshire NN
Nottinghamshire VO
Oldham BU
Orkney BS
Oxford FC
Oxford JO
Oxford WL
Oxfordshire BW
Oxfordshire UD
Paisley XS
Peebleshire DS
Pembrokeshire DE
Perthshire ES
Perthshire GS
Plymouth CO
Plymouth DR
Plymouth JY
Portsmouth BK
Portsmouth RV
Portsmouth TP
Preston CK
Preston RN
Radnorshire FO
Reading DP
Reading RD
Renfewshire HS
Rochdale DK
Ross and Cromarty JS
Rotherham ET
Roxburghshire KS
Rutlandshire FP
Saint Helens DJ
Salford BA
Salford RJ
Selkirkshire LS
Sheffield WA and WB
Sheffield WE
Sheffield WJ
Shropshire AW
Shropshire NT
Shropshire UJ
Shropshire UX
Smethwick HA
Somerset YA to YD
South Shields CU
Southampton CR
Southampton OW
Southampton TR
Southend on Sea HJ
Southend on Sea JN
Southport FY
Southport WM
Staffordshire BF
Staffordshire RE and RF
Stirlingshire MS
Stirlingshire WG
Stockport DB
Stockport JA
Stoke on Trent EH
Stoke on Trent VT
Sunderland BR
Sunderland GR
Surrey PA to PH
Surrey PJ to PL
Sutherland NS
Swansea CY
Swansea WN
Tynemouth FT
Wakefield HL
Wallasey HF
Walsall DH
Warrington ED
Warwickshire AC
Warwickshire NX
Warwickshire UE
Warwickshire WD
West Bromwich EA
West Ham (Not MAN) AN
West Lothian SX
West Suffolk CF
West Suffolk PX
West Sussex BP
West Sussex PO
Westmorland EC
Westmorland JM
Wigan EK
Wigan JP
Wigtownshire OS
Wiltshire AM
Wiltshire HR
Wiltshire MR
Wiltshire MW
Wiltshire WV
Wolverhampton DA
Wolverhampton JW
Wolverhampton UK
Worcester AB
Worcester FK
Worcestershire NP
Worcestershire UY
Worcestershire WP
York DN
York VY
Yorkshire AJ
Yorkshire BT
Yorkshire PY
Yorkshire VN
Yorkshire WF
Yorkshire WR
Yorkshire WT and WU
Yorkshire WW to WY
Yorkshire YG
Zetland PS