Postcode 21 Alderley Street, Ashton under Lyne, UK
About the Address 21 Alderley Street, Ashton under Lyne
Postcode OL6 9LJ is the address of 21 Alderley Street, Ashton under Lyne which is in North West region of England. 21 Alderley Street, Ashton under Lyne is within Ashton St Michael's wardof administrative division of Ashton-under-Lyne It falls under constituency Ashton-under-Lyne. The nearest station is Ashton-Under-Lyne which is 1.06km away from the postcode. The postcode OL6 9LJ is under the Greater Manchester police force and United Utilities is the main water supplier in the area
Postcode Search Result 21 Alderley Street, Ashton under Lyne
|Parish:||Tameside, unparished area|
|Ward:||Ashton St Michael's|
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