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Number Plate Area codes
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:32:36 AM »
British vehicle registration plates (?number plates?) usually indicate both the vehicle"s place of origin and age. Vehicles are not re-registered when the owner moves about the country, so the registration town is where it was sold when new. Plates can be swapped between vehicles, so the age guide is not completely reliable, but it is illegal to use a plate that is ?newer? than the vehicle.



Further information on British registration plates, including the history of their issue, and their use as personalised plates, can be found at Number Plates Club.



Plates with six digits split by an X or D (eg, 123 X 456) belong to foreign diplomats based in the UK.



If you want to try communicating with the owner of a particular vehicle, or want an email address based on your vehicle"s registration, look at the MotorMail website.





place of Origin

Since 2001 September, there has been a new system, consisting of two letters, two digits and three letters: the first group gives the place of origin (some of the ones marked ?unused? are available as ?Select? marks), and the second group gives the age.



AA - Anglia: Peterborough

AB - Anglia: Peterborough

AC - Anglia: Peterborough

AD - Anglia: Peterborough

AE - Anglia: Peterborough

AF - Anglia: Peterborough

AG - Anglia: Peterborough

AH - Anglia: Peterborough

AI - unused

AJ - Anglia: Peterborough

AK - Anglia: Peterborough

AL - Anglia: Peterborough, but reserved for ?Select? marks

AM - Anglia: Peterborough

AN - Anglia: Peterborough

AO - Anglia: Norwich

AP - Anglia: Norwich

AQ - unused

AR - Anglia: Norwich

AS - Anglia: Norwich

AT - Anglia: Norwich

AU - Anglia: Ipswich

AV - Anglia: Ipswich

AW - Anglia: Ipswich

AX - Anglia: Ipswich

AY - Anglia: Ipswich

AZ - unused

BA - Birmingham

BB - Birmingham

BC - Birmingham

BD - Birmingham

BE - Birmingham

BF - Birmingham

BG - Birmingham

BH - Birmingham

BI - unused

BJ - Birmingham

BK - Birmingham

BL - Birmingham

BM - Birmingham

BN - Birmingham

BO - Birmingham

BP - Birmingham

BQ - unused

BR - Birmingham

BS - Birmingham

BT - Birmingham

BU - Birmingham

BV - Birmingham

BW - Birmingham

BX - Birmingham

BY - Birmingham

BZ - unused

CA - Cymru: Cardiff

CB - Cymru: Cardiff

CC - Cymru: Cardiff

CD - Cymru: Cardiff

CE - Cymru: Cardiff

CF - Cymru: Cardiff

CG - Cymru: Cardiff

CH - Cymru: Cardiff

CI - unused

CJ - Cymru: Cardiff

CK - Cymru: Cardiff

CL - Cymru: Cardiff

CM - Cymru: Cardiff

CN - Cymru: Cardiff

CO - Cymru: Cardiff

CP - Cymru: Swansea

CQ - unused

CR - Cymru: Swansea

CS - Cymru: Swansea

CT - Cymru: Swansea

CU - Cymru: Swansea

CV - Cymru: Swansea

CW - Cymru: Bangor

CX - Cymru: Bangor

CY - Cymru: Bangor, but reserved for ?Select? marks

CZ - unused

DA - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DB - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DC - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DD - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DE - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DF - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DG - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DH - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DI - unused

DJ - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DK - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Chester

DL - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DM - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DN - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DO - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DP - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DQ - unused

DR - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury, but reserved for ?Select? marks

DS - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DT - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DU - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DV - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DW - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DX - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DY - Deeside-Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury

DZ - unused

EA - Essex: Chelmsford

EB - Essex: Chelmsford

EC - Essex: Chelmsford

ED - Essex: Chelmsford, but reserved for ?Select? marks

EE - Essex: Chelmsford

EF - Essex: Chelmsford

EG - Essex: Chelmsford

EH - Essex: Chelmsford

EI - unused

EJ - Essex: Chelmsford

EK - Essex: Chelmsford

EL - Essex: Chelmsford

EM - Essex: Chelmsford

EN - Essex: Chelmsford

EO - Essex: Chelmsford

EP - Essex: Chelmsford

ER - Essex: Chelmsford

ES - Essex: Chelmsford

ET - Essex: Chelmsford

EU - Essex: Chelmsford

EV - Essex: Chelmsford

EW - Essex: Chelmsford

EX - Essex: Chelmsford

EY - Essex: Chelmsford

FA - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FB - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FC - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FD - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FE - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FF - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FG - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FH - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FJ - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FK - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FL - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FM - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FN - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FO - Forest & Fens: Nottingham, but withheld for reasons of taste

FP - Forest & Fens: Nottingham

FR - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

FS - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

FT - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

FU - Forest & Fens: Lincoln, but withheld for reasons of taste

FV - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

FW - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

FX - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

FY - Forest & Fens: Lincoln

GA - Garden of England: Maidstone

GB - Garden of England: Maidstone

GC - Garden of England: Maidstone

GD - Garden of England: Maidstone

GE - Garden of England: Maidstone

GF - Garden of England: Maidstone

GG - Garden of England: Maidstone

GH - Garden of England: Maidstone

GJ - Garden of England: Maidstone

GK - Garden of England: Maidstone

GL - Garden of England: Maidstone

GM - Garden of England: Maidstone

GN - Garden of England: Maidstone

GO - Garden of England: Maidstone

GP - Garden of England: Brighton

GR - Garden of England: Brighton

GS - Garden of England: Brighton

GT - Garden of England: Brighton

GU - Garden of England: Brighton

GV - Garden of England: Brighton

GW - Garden of England: Brighton

GX - Garden of England: Brighton

GY - Garden of England: Brighton

HA - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HB - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HC - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HD - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HE - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HF - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HG - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HH - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HJ - Hampshire & Dorset: Bournemouth

HK - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HL - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HM - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HN - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HO - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HP - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HR - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HS - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HT - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HU - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HV - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HW - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth (Isle of Wight only)

HX - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

HY - Hampshire & Dorset: Portsmouth

KA - Luton

KB - Luton

KC - Luton

KD - Luton

KE - Luton

KF - Luton

KG - Luton

KH - Luton

KI - unused

KJ - Luton

KK - Luton

KL - Luton

KM - Northampton

KN - Northampton

KO - Northampton

KP - Northampton

KR - Northampton

KS - Northampton

KT - Northampton

KU - Northampton

KV - Northampton

KW - Northampton

KX - Northampton

KY - Northampton

LA - London: Wimbledon

LB - London: Wimbledon

LC - London: Wimbledon

LD - London: Wimbledon

LE - London: Wimbledon

LF - London: Wimbledon

LG - London: Wimbledon

LH - London: Wimbledon

LJ - London: Wimbledon

LK - London: Stanmore

LL - London: Stanmore

LM - London: Stanmore

LN - London: Stanmore

LO - London: Stanmore

LP - London: Stanmore

LR - London: Stanmore

LS - London: Stanmore

LT - London: Stanmore

LU - London: Sidcup

LV - London: Sidcup

LW - London: Sidcup

LX - London: Sidcup

LY - London: Sidcup

MA - Manchester & Merseyside

MB - Manchester & Merseyside

MC - Manchester & Merseyside

MD - Manchester & Merseyside

ME - Manchester & Merseyside

MF - Manchester & Merseyside

MG - Manchester & Merseyside

MH - Manchester & Merseyside

MJ - Manchester & Merseyside

MK - Manchester & Merseyside

ML - Manchester & Merseyside

MM - Manchester & Merseyside

MN - Manchester & Merseyside

MO - Manchester & Merseyside

MP - Manchester & Merseyside

MR - Manchester & Merseyside

MS - Manchester & Merseyside

MT - Manchester & Merseyside

MU - Manchester & Merseyside

MV - Manchester & Merseyside

MW - Manchester & Merseyside

MX - Manchester & Merseyside

MY - Manchester & Merseyside

NA - North: Newcastle

NB - North: Newcastle

NC - North: Newcastle

ND - North: Newcastle

NE - North: Newcastle

NF - North: Newcastle

NG - North: Newcastle

NH - North: Newcastle

NJ - North: Newcastle

NK - North: Newcastle

NL - North: Newcastle

NM - North: Newcastle

NN - North: Newcastle

NO - North: Newcastle

NP - North: Stockton

NR - North: Stockton

NS - North: Stockton

NT - North: Stockton

NU - North: Stockton

NV - North: Stockton

NW - North: Stockton

NX - North: Stockton

NY - North: Stockton

NZ - unused

OA - Oxford

OB - Oxford

OC - Oxford

OD - Oxford

OE - Oxford

OF - Oxford

OG - Oxford

OH - Oxford

OI - unused

OJ - Oxford

OK - Oxford

OL - Oxford

OM - Oxford

ON - Oxford

OO - Oxford

OP - Oxford

OR - Oxford

OS - Oxford

OT - Oxford

OU - Oxford

OV - Oxford

OW - Oxford

OX - Oxford

OY - Oxford

PA - Preston: Preston

PB - Preston: Preston

PC - Preston: Preston

PD - Preston: Preston

PE - Preston: Preston

PF - Preston: Preston

PG - Preston: Preston

PH - Preston: Preston

PJ - Preston: Preston

PK - Preston: Preston

PL - Preston: Preston

PM - Preston: Preston

PN - Preston: Preston

PO - Preston: Preston

PP - Preston: Preston

PR - Preston: Preston

PS - Preston: Preston

PT - Preston: Preston

PU - Preston: Carlisle

PV - Preston: Carlisle

PW - Preston: Carlisle

PX - Preston: Carlisle

PY - Preston: Carlisle

RA - Reading

RB - Reading

RC - Reading

RD - Reading

RE - Reading

RF - Reading

RG - Reading

RH - Reading

RI - unused

RJ - Reading

RK - Reading

RL - Reading

RM - Reading

RN - Reading

RO - Reading

RP - Reading

RQ - unused

RR - Reading

RS - Reading

RT - Reading

RU - Reading

RV - Reading

RW - Reading

RX - Reading

RY - Reading

SA - Scotland: Glasgow

SB - Scotland: Glasgow

SC - Scotland: Glasgow

SD - Scotland: Glasgow

SE - Scotland: Glasgow

SF - Scotland: Glasgow

SG - Scotland: Glasgow

SH - Scotland: Glasgow

SJ - Scotland: Glasgow

SK - Scotland: Edinburgh

SL - Scotland: Edinburgh

SM - Scotland: Edinburgh

SN - Scotland: Edinburgh

SO - Scotland: Edinburgh

SP - Scotland: Dundee

SR - Scotland: Dundee

SS - Scotland: Dundee

ST - Scotland: Dundee

SU - Scotland: Aberdeen

SV - Scotland: Aberdeen

SW - Scotland: Aberdeen

SX - Scotland: Inverness

SY - Scotland: Inverness

TF - unused (though a few issued, probably by Scotland: Glasgow)

TJ - unused (though a few issued, probably by Scotland: Glasgow)

TK - unused (though a few issued, probably by Scotland: Edinburgh)

TL - unused (though a few issued, probably by Scotland: Edinburgh)

TN - unused (TN 07 issued by Scotland: Edinburgh, instead of SN

TP - unused (though a few issued, probably by Scotland: Edinburgh)

TY - unused (though a few issued, probably by ScotlandInvereness)

VA - Severn Valley: Worcester

VB - Severn Valley: Worcester

VC - Severn Valley: Worcester

VD - Severn Valley: Worcester, but withheld for reasons of taste ?  

VE - Severn Valley: Worcester

VF - Severn Valley: Worcester

VG - Severn Valley: Worcester

VH - Severn Valley: Worceste

VJ - Severn Valley: Worcester

VK - Severn Valley: Worcester

VL - Severn Valley: Worcester

VM - Severn Valley: Worcester

VN - Severn Valley: Worcester

VO - Severn Valley: Worcester

VP - Severn Valley: Worcester

VR - Severn Valley: Worcester

VS - Severn Valley: Worcester

VT - Severn Valley: Worcester

VU - Severn Valley: Worcester

VV - Severn Valley: Worcester

VW - Severn Valley: Worcester

VX - Severn Valley: Worcester

VY - Severn Valley: Worcester

VZ - unused

WA - West: Exeter

WB - West: Exeter

WC - West: Exeter

WD - West: Exeter

WE - West: Exeter

WF - West: Exeter

WG - West: Exeter

WH - West: Exeter

WJ - West: Exeter

WK - West: Truro

WL - West: Truro

WM - West: Bristol

WN - West: Bristol

WO - West: Bristol

WP - West: Bristol

WR - West: Bristol

WS - West: Bristol

WT - West: Bristol

WU - West: Bristol

WV - West: Bristol

WW - West: Bristol

WX - West: Bristol

WY - West: Bristol

XA - temporary export plates

XB - temporary export plates

XC - temporary export plates

XD - temporary export plates

XE - temporary export plates

XF - temporary export plates

YA - Yorkshire: Leeds, but possibly some reserved for ?Select? marks ?

YB - Yorkshire: Leeds

YC - Yorkshire: Leeds

YD - Yorkshire: Leeds

YE - Yorkshire: Leeds

YF - Yorkshire: Leeds

YG - Yorkshire: Leeds

YH - Yorkshire: Leeds

YJ - Yorkshire: Leeds

YK - Yorkshire: Leeds

YL - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YM - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YN - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YO - Yorkshire: Sheffield, but possibly some reserved for ?Select? marks ?

YP - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YR - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YS - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YT - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YU - Yorkshire: Sheffield

YV - Yorkshire: Beverley

YW - Yorkshire: Beverley

YX - Yorkshire: Beverley

YY - Yorkshire: Beverley



Under the previous system, the registration plate usually contains a group of two or three letters (if three, ignore the first, and use the second & third); very old ones use only one letter; these indicate the place of first registration.  Some of the ones marked ?unused?, and some special combinations, e.g. N 1 GEL, were issued centrally as vanity plates by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).  Originally the letter group was placed first, followed by the number group, but from 1952, this order began to be reversed.



A - London

AA - Bournemouth (may originally have covered at least part of Wiltshire)

AB - Worcester

AC - Coventry

AD - Gloucester

AE - Bristol

AF - Truro

AG - Hull

AH - Norwich

AI - County Meath

AJ - Middlesbrough

AK - Sheffield

AL - Nottingham

AM - Swindon

AN - Reading (MAN used in Isle of Man)

AO - Carlisle

AP - Brighton

AQ - unused

AR - Chelmsford

AS - Inverness

AT - Hull

AU - Nottingham

AV - Peterborough

AW - Shrewsbury

AX - Cardiff

AY - Leicester

AZ - Belfast

B - Lancashire

BA - Manchester

BB - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

BC - Leicester

BD - Northampton

BE - Lincoln

BF - Stoke-on-Trent

BG - Liverpool

BH - Luton

BI - County Monaghan

BJ - Ipswich

BK - Portsmouth

BL - Reading

BM - Luton

BN - Manchester or Bolton

BO - Cardiff

BP - Portsmouth

BQ - unused

BR - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

BS - Aberdeen

BT - Leeds

BU - Manchester

BV - Preston

BW - Oxford

BX - Haverfordwest

BY - London (North-West)

BZ - County Down

C - West Yorkshire

CA - Chester

CB - Manchester

CC - Bangor

CD - Brighton

CE - Peterborough

CF - Reading

CG - Bournemouth

CH - Nottingham

CI - Queens County (now County Laois)

CJ - Gloucester

CK - Preston

CL - Norwich

CM - Liverpool

CN - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

CO - Exeter

CP - Huddersfield

CQ - unused

CR - Portsmouth

CS - Glasgow

CT - Lincoln

CU - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

CV - Truro

CW - Preston

CX - Huddersfield

CY - Swansea (SCY used for Isles of Scilly)

CZ - Belfast

D - Kent

DA - Birmingham

DB - Manchester

DC - Middlesbrough

DD - Gloucester

DE - Haverfordwest

DF - Gloucester

DG - Gloucester

DH - Dudley

DI - County Roscommon

DJ - Liverpool

DK - Manchester

DL - Portsmouth

DM - Chester

DN - Leeds

DO - Lincoln

DP - Reading

DQ - unused

DR - Exeter

DS - Glasgow

DT - Sheffield

DU - Coventry

DV - Exeter

DW - Cardiff

DX - Ipswich

DY - Brighton

DZ - County Antrim

E - Staffordshire

EA - Dudley

EB - Peterborough

EC - Preston

ED - Liverpool

EE - Lincoln

EF - Middlesbrough

EG - Peterborough

EH - Stoke-on-Trent

EI - County Sligo

EJ - Haverfordwest

EK - Liverpool

EL - Bournemouth

EM - Liverpool

EN - Manchester

EO - Preston

EP - Swansea

EQ - unused

ER - Peterborough

ES - Dundee

ET - Sheffield

EU - Bristol

EV - Chelmsford

EW - Peterborough

EX - Norwich

EY - Bangor

EZ - Belfast

F - Essex

FA - Stoke-on-Trent

FB - Bristol

FC - Oxford

FD - Dudley

FE - Lincoln

FF - Bangor

FG - Brighton

FH - Gloucester

FI - County Tipperary, North Riding

FJ - Exeter

FK - Dudley

FL - Peterborough

FM - Chester

FN - Maidstone

FO - Gloucester

FP - Leicester

FQ - unused

FR - Preston

FS - Edinburgh

FT - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

FU - Lincoln

FV - Preston

FW - Lincoln

FX - Bournemouth

FY - Liverpool

FZ - Belfast

G - Glasgow

GA - Glasgow

GB - Glasgow

GC - London (South-West)

GD - Glasgow

GE - Glasgow

GF - London (South-West)

GG - Glasgow

GH - London (South-West)

GI - County Tipperary, South Riding

GJ - London (South-West)

GK - London (South-West)

GL - Truro

GM - Reading

GN - London (South-West)

GO - London (South-West)

GP - London (South-West)

GQ - unused

GR - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

GS - Luton

GT - London (South-West)

GU - London (South-East)

GV - Ipswich

GW - London (South-East)

GX - London (South-East)

GY - London (South-East)

GZ - Belfast

H - London

HA - Dudley

HB - Cardiff

HC - Brighton

HD - Huddersfield

HE - Sheffield

HF - Liverpool

HG - Preston

HH - Carlisle

HI - County Tipperary, South Riding

HJ - Chelmsford (used for Southend-on-Sea before 1965)

HK - Chelmsford

HL - Sheffield

HM - London (Central)

HN - Middlesbrough

HO - Bournemouth

HP - Coventry

HQ - unused

HR - Swindon

HS - Glasgow

HT - Bristol

HU - Bristol

HV - London (Central)

HW - Bristol

HX - London (Central)

HY - Bristol

HZ - County Tyrone

IA - County Antrim

IB - County Armagh

IC - County Carlow

ID - County Cavan

IE - County Clare

IF - County Cork

IG - Enniskillen

IH - County Donegal

IJ - County Down

IK - County Dublin

IL - County Fermanagh

IM - County Galway

IN - County Kerry

IO - County Kildare

IP - County Kilkenny

IQ - unused

IR - Kings County (now County Offaly)

IS - County Mayo

IT - County Leitrim

IU - County Limerick

IV - County Limerick

IW - County Londonderry/Derry

IX - County Longford

IY - County Louth

IZ - County Mayo

J - Durham

JA - Manchester

JB - Reading

JC - Bangor

JD - London (Central)

JE - Peterborough

JF - Leicester

JG - Maidstone

JH - Reading

JI - County Tyrone

JJ - Maidstone

JK - Brighton

JL - Lincoln

JM - Reading

JN - Chelmsford (used for Southend-on-Sea before 1965)

JO - Oxford

JP - Liverpool

JR - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

JS - Inverness (possibly used for Bristol after 1974?)

JT - Bournemouth

JU - Leicester

JV - Lincoln

JW - Birmingham

JX - Huddersfield

JY - Exeter

JZ - County Down

K - Liverpool

KA - Liverpool

KB - Liverpool

KC - Liverpool

KD - Liverpool

KE - Maidstone

KF - Liverpool

KG - Cardiff

KH - Hull

KI - County Waterford

KJ - Maidstone

KK - Maidstone

KL - Maidstone

KM - Maidstone

KN - Maidstone

KO - Maidstone

KP - Maidstone

KQ - unused

KR - Maidstone

KS - Edinburgh

KT - Maidstone

KU - Sheffield

KV - Coventry

KW - Sheffield

KX - Luton

KY - Sheffield

KZ - County Antrim

L - Glamorganshire

LA - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LB - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LC - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LD - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LE - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LF - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LG - Chester

LH - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LI - County Westmeath

LJ - Bournemouth

LK - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LL - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LM - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LN - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LO - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LP - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LQ - unused

LR - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LS - Edinburgh

LT - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LU - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LV - Liverpool

LW - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LX - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LY - London (North-West) (used for London County Council before 1965)

LZ - County Armagh

M - Cheshire

MA - Chester

MB - Chester

MC - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MD - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

ME - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MF - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MG - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MH - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MI - County Wexford

MJ - Luton

MK - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

ML - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MM - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MN - used in the Isle of Man

MO - Reading

MP - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MR - Swindon

MS - Edinburgh

MT - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MU - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MV - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MW - Swindon

MX - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MY - London (North-East) (used for Middlesex before 1965)

MZ - Belfast

N - Manchester

NA - Manchester

NB - Manchester

NC - Manchester

ND - Manchester

NE - Manchester

NF - Manchester

NG - Norwich

NH - Northampton

NI - County Wicklow

NJ - Brighton

NK - Luton

NL - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NM - Luton

NN - Nottingham

NO - Chelmsford

NP - Worcester

NQ - unused

NR - Leicester

NS - Glasgow

NT - Shrewsbury

NU - Nottingham

NV - Northampton

NW - Leeds

NX - Dudley

NY - Cardiff

NZ - County Londonderry/Derry

O - Birmingham

OA - Birmingham

OB - Birmingham

OC - Birmingham

OD - Exeter

OE - Birmingham

OF - Birmingham

OG - Birmingham

OH - Birmingham

OI - Belfast

OJ - Birmingham

OK - Birmingham

OL - Birmingham

OM - Birmingham

ON - Birmingham

OO - Chelmsford

OP - Birmingham

OQ - unused

OR - Portsmouth

OS - Glasgow

OT - Portsmouth

OU - Bristol

OV - Birmingham

OW - Portsmouth

OX - Birmingham

OY - London (North-West)

OZ - Belfast

P - Surrey

PA - Guildford

PB - Guildford

PC - Guildford

PD - Guildford

PE - Guildford

PF - Guildford

PG - Guildford

PH - Guildford

PI - Cork

PJ - Guildford

PK - Guildford

PL - Guildford

PM - Guildford

PN - Brighton

PO - Portsmouth (GPO formerly used for General Post Office vehicles)

PP - Luton

PQ - unused

PR - Bournemouth

PS - Aberdeen

PT - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

PU - Chelmsford

PV - Ipswich

PW - Norwich

PX - Portsmouth

PY - Middlesbrough

PZ - Belfast

R - Derbyshire

RA - Nottingham

RB - Nottingham

RC - Nottingham

RD - Reading

RE - Stoke-on-Trent

RF - Stoke-on-Trent

RG - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

RH - Hull

RI - County Dublin

RJ - Manchester

RK - London (North-West)

RL - Truro

RM - Carlisle

RN - Preston

RO - Luton

RP - Northampton

RQ - unused

RR - Nottingham

RS - Aberdeen

RT - Ipswich

RU - Bournemouth

RV - Portsmouth

RW - Coventry

RX - Reading

RY - Leicester

RZ - County Antrim

S - Edinburgh

SA - Aberdeen

SB - Glasgow

SC - Edinburgh

SD - Glasgow

SE - Aberdeen

SF - Edinburgh

SG - Edinburgh

SH - Edinburgh

SI - County

SJ - Glasgow

SK - Inverness

SL - Dundee

SM - Carlisle

SN - Dundee

SO - Aberdeen

SP - Dundee

SQ - unused

SR - Dundee

SS - Aberdeen

ST - Inverness

SU - Glasgow

SV - unused

SW - Carlisle

SX - Edinburgh

SY - unused

SZ - County Down

T - Devon

TA - Exeter

TB - Liverpool

TC - Bristol

TD - Manchester

TE - Manchester

TF - Reading

TG - Cardiff

TH - Swansea

TI - Limerick

TJ - Liverpool

TK - Exeter

TL - Lincoln

TM - Luton

TN - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

TO - Nottingham

TP - Portsmouth

TR - Portsmouth

TS - Dundee

TT - Exeter

TU - Chester

TV - Nottingham

TW - Chelmsford

TX - Cardiff

TY - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

TZ - Belfast

U - Leeds

UA - Leeds

UB - Leeds

UC - London (Central)

UD - Oxford

UE - Dudley

UF - Brighton

UG - Leeds

UH - Cardiff

UI - County Londonderry/Derry

UJ - Shrewsbury

UK - Birmingham

UL - London (Central)

UM - Leeds

UN - Exeter

UO - Exeter

UP - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

UR - Luton

US - Glasgow

UT - Leicester

UU - London (Central)

UV - London (Central)

UW - London (Central)

UX - Shrewsbury

UY - Worcester

UZ - Belfast

V - Lanarkshire

VA - Peterborough

VB - Maidstone

VC - Coventry

VD - Birmingham?, but later withdrawn from use  

VE - Peterborough

VF - Norwich

VG - Norwich

VH - Huddersfield

VJ - Gloucester

VK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

VL - Lincoln

VM - Manchester

VN - Middlesbrough

VO - Nottingham

VP - Birmingham

VR - Manchester

VS - Luton (not Glasgow?)

VT - Stoke-on-Trent

VU - Manchester

VV - Northampton

VW - Chelmsford

VX - Chelmsford

VY - Leeds

VZ - County Tyrone

W - Sheffield

WA - Sheffield

WB - Sheffield

WC - Chelmsford

WD - Dudley

WE - Sheffield

WF - Sheffield

WG - Sheffield

WH - Manchester or Bolton

WI - Waterford

WJ - Sheffield

WK - Coventry

WL - Oxford

WM - Liverpool

WN - Swansea

WO - Cardiff

WP - Worcester

WQ - unused

WR - Leeds

WS - Bristol

WT - Leeds

WU - Leeds

WV - Brighton

WW - Leeds

WX - Leeds

WY - Leeds

WZ - Belfast

X - Northumberland

XA - unused since 1974

XB - unused since 1974

XC - unused since 1974

XD - unused since 1974

XE - unused since 1974

XF - unused since 1974

XG - Middlesbrough, but unused since 1974

XH - unused since 1974

XI - Belfast

XJ - unused since 1974

XK - unused since 1974

XL - unused since 1974

XM - unused since 1974

XN - unused since 1974

XO - unused since 1974

XP - temporary plates for vehicles being exported to Europe ? the first letter of the triplet indicates the month, with 1 = Jan

XQ - unused since 1974

XR - unused since 1974

XS - unused since 1974

XT - unused since 1974

XU - unused since 1974

XV - unused since 1974

XW - unused since 1974

XX - unused since 1974

XY - unused since 1974

XZ - County Armagh

Y - Somerset

YA - Taunton

YB - Taunton

YC - Taunton

YD - Taunton

YE - London (Central)

YF - London (Central)

YG - Leeds

YH - London (Central)

YI - County Dublin

YJ - Brighton

YK - London (Central)

YL - London (Central)

YM - London (Central)

YN - London (Central)

YO - London (Central)

YP - London (Central)

YR - London (Central)

YS - Glasgow

YT - London (Central)

YU - London (Central)
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