Postcode district: NG16
The NG16 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Awsworth, Babbington, Bagthorpe, Brinsley, Codnor and Waingroves, Codnor Park, Cossall, Cossall and Kimberley, Derbyshire, Eastwood, Eastwood North and Greasley (Beauvale), Eastwood South, Giltbrook, Greasley, Greasley (Giltbrook and Newthorpe), Heanor West, Ironville, Ironville and Riddings, Jacksdale, Kimberley, Kirkby in Ashfield Central, Langley Mill, Langley Mill and Aldercar, Newthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Nuthall, Nuthall East and Strelley, Nuthall West and Greasley (Watnall), Pinxton, Selston, Shipley Park, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse, Underwood, Watnall, Westwood, Woodhouse.
Settlement of the area dates back to the Bronze Age, where pottery, weapons, and canoes have been found. During the reign of Henry I, the area was owned by William Peverel, but after his death it was taken by the crown and divided into common pasture. During the industrial revolution the town became important to the coal mining industry. Eastwood is the birthplace of famous author D. H. Lawrence.
Today the town of Eastwood has over 18,000 inhabitants. The average house price in the postcode is around £135,000. One of the most expensive streets to live on is Aldercar Lane where the average price for a house is around £360,000. The street is located in the rural part of the postcode district, where the properties are larger and often have outer buildings. One of the least expensive streets in the postcode is Godkin Drive where the average value of a semi-detached home is around £46,000. Homes on Ascot Drive and Edgewood Drive are priced closer to the area average. It is not uncommon to find 3 bedroomed, mostly detached houses, worth around £140,000 on these streets.