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Morris Minor Owners Club

Potteries Branch

Registration Formats

Registration plates were first issued in 1903.  Various formats have been used over the years.

The following table shows the years of introduction of the different formats

It should be noted that not every area changed over to the new system until all the current combinations had been used.


1903 1925 1934 1955 1963 1983 2001
A 1 AB 1234 ABC 123 123 ABC ABC 123 A A 123 ABC AB 12 ABC

Registration Dates

From 1st Jan 1963 year identifiers were included in registration numbers.  Here is a list of the years and the formats:

SBF 927 G        F 927 GBF         BD 04 GDB

Year Suffix From To   Year Prefix From To   Year Digits From To


1st Jan 1963
1st Jan 1964
1st Jan 1965
1st Jan 1966
1st Jan 1967
1st Aug 1967
1st Aug 1968
1st Aug 1969
1st Aug 1970
1st Aug 1971
1st Aug 1972
1st Aug 1973
1st Aug 1974
1st Aug 1975
1st Aug 1976
1st Aug 1977
1st Aug 1978
1st Aug 1979
1st Aug 1980
1st Aug 1981
1st Aug 1982

31st Dec 1963
31st Dec 1964
31st Dec 1965
31st Dec 1966
31st Jul 1967
31st Jul 1968
31st Jul 1969
31st Jul 1970
31st Jul 1971
31st Jul 1972
31st Jul 1973
31st Jul 1974
31st Jul 1975
31st Jul 1976
31st Jul 1977
31st Jul 1978
31st Jul 1979
31st Jul 1980
31st Jul 1981
31st Jul 1982
31st Jul 1983



1st Aug 1983
1st Aug 1984
1st Aug 1985
1st Aug 1986
1st Aug 1987
1st Aug 1988
1st Aug 1989
1st Aug 1990
1st Aug 1991
1st Aug 1992
1st Aug 1993
1st Aug 1994
1st Aug 1995
1st Aug 1996
1st Aug 1997
1st Aug 1998
1st Mar 1999
1st Sep 1999
1st Mar 2000
1st Sep 2000
1st Mar 2001
31st Jul 1984
31st Jul 1985
31st Jul 1986
31st Jul 1987
31st Jul 1988
31st Jul 1989
31st Jul 1990
31st Jul 1991
31st Jul 1992
31st Jul 1993
31st Jul 1994
31st Jul 1995
31st Jul 1996
31st Jul 1997
31st Jul 1998
28th Feb 1999
31st Aug 1999
29th Feb 2000
31st Aug 2000
28th Feb 2001
31st Aug 2001
1st Sep 2001
1st Mar 2002
1st Sep 2002
1st Mar 2003
1st Sep 2003
1st Mar 2004
1st Sep 2004
1st Mar 2005
1st Sep 2005
1st Mar 2006
1st Sep 2006
1st Mar 2007
1st Sep 2007
1st Mar 2008
1st Sep 2008
1st Mar 2009
1st Sep 2009
1st Mar 2010
1st Sep 2010
1st Mar 2011
1st Sep 2011
28th Feb 2002
31st Aug 2002
28th Feb 2003
31st Aug 2003
29th Feb 2004
31st Aug 2004
28th Feb 2005
31st Aug 2005 
28th Feb 2006
31st Aug 2006 
28th Feb 2007
31st Aug 2007 
29th Feb 2008
31st Aug 2008 
28th Feb 2009
31st Aug 2009
28th Feb 2010
31st Aug 2010 
28th Feb 2011
31st Aug 2011 
29th Feb 2012

Note:-N. Ireland never used the year suffix / prefix. It used 3 letters followed by 4 numbers e.g. TZE 3472

Registration Authorities

The area of registration can be found by the last two letters of the three letter set in the registration number.  For example:

JFA 108        646 HVT        SBF 927G

Area identifiers (double letter - pre 2001):

AA Hampshire 
AB Worcestershire
AC Warwickshire
AD Gloucestershire
AE Bristol
AF Cornwall 
AG Ayrshire
AH Norfolk
AI Meath
AJ North Yorkshire
AK Bradford
AL Nottinghamshire
AM Wiltshire
AN West Ham
AO Cumberland
AP East Sussex
AR Hertfordshire
AS Nairn
AT Kingston upon Hull
AU Nottingham
AV Nottingham
AW Shropshire
AX Monmouthshire
AY Leicestershire
AZ Belfast
BA Salford
BB Newcastle upon Tyne
BC Leicester
BD Northamptonshire
BE Lincolnshire
BF Dorset / Staffordshire
BG Birkenhead
BH Buckinghamshire
BI Monaghan
BJ East Suffolk
BK Portsmouth
BL Berkshire
BM Bedfordshire
BN Bolton
BO Cardiff
BP West Sussex
BR Sunderland
BS Orkney
BT East Yorkshire
BU Oldham
BV Blackburn
BW Oxford
BX Carmarthenshire
BY Croydon
BZ Down
CA Denbighshire
CB Blackburn
CC Caernarvonshire
CD Brighton
CE Cambridgeshire
CF West Suffolk
CG Hampshire
CH Derby
CI Laois
CJ Herefordshire
CK Preston
CL Norwich
CM Birkenhead
CN Gateshead
CO Plymouth
CP Halifax
CR Southampton
CS Ayrshire
CT Lincolnshire
CU South Shields
CV Cornwall
CW Burnley
CX Huddersfield
CY Swansea
CZ Belfast
DA Wolverhampton
DB Stockport
DC Middlesbrough
DD Gloucestershire
DE Pembrokeshire
DF Northampton / Gloucestershire
DG Gloucestershire
DH Walsall
DI Roscommon
DJ Saint Helens
DK Rochdale
DL Isle of Wight
DM Flintshire
DN York
DO Lincolnshire
DP Reading
DR Plymouth
DS Peebles
DT Doncaster
DU Coventry
DV Exeter
DW Newport
DX Ipswich
DY Hastings
DZ Antrim
EA West Bromwich
EB Peterborough
EC Westmoreland
ED Warrington
EE Grimsby
EF West Hartlepool
EG Peterborough
EH Stoke-on-Trent
EI Sligo
EJ Cardiganshire
EK Wigan
EL Bournemouth
EM Bootle
EN Bury
EO Barrow in Furness
EP Montgomery
ER Cambridgeshire
ES Perthshire
ET Rotherham
EU Breconshire
EV Essex 
EW Huntingdonshire
EX Great Yarmouth
EY Anglesey
EZ Belfast
FA Burton on Trent
FB Bath
FC Oxford
FD Dudley
FE Lincoln
FF Merionethshire
FG Fife
FH Gloucester
FI Tipperary (N. Riding)
FJ Exeter
FK Worcester
FL Peterborough
FM Chester
FN Canterbury
FO Radnorshire
FP Rutland
FR Blackpool
FS Edinburgh
FT Tynemouth
FU Lincolnshire
FV Blackpool
FW Lincolnshire
FX Dorset
FY Southport
FZ Belfast
GA Glasgow
GB Glasgow
GC London 
GD Glasgow
GE Glasgow
GF London 
GG Glasgow
GH London 
GI Tipperary (S. Riding)
GJ London 
GK London 
GL Bath
GM Motherwell
GN London 
GO London 
GP London 
GR Sunderland
GS Perthshire
GT London 
GU London 
GV West Suffolk
GW London
GX London 
GY London 
GZ Belfast
HA Warley
HB Merthyr Tydfil
HC Eastbourne
HD Dewsbury
HE Barnsley
HF Wallasey
HG Burnley
HH Carlisle
HI Tipperary (S. Riding)
HJ Southend
HK Essex
HL Wakefield
HM East Ham   
HN Darlington
HO Hampshire
HP Coventry
HR Wiltshire
HS Renfrewshire
HT Bristol
HU Bristol
HV East Ham
HW Bristol
HX Middlesex
HY Bristol
HZ Tyrone
IA Antrim
IB Armagh
IC Carlow
ID Cavan
IE Clare
IF Cork
IH Donegal
IJ Down
IK Dublin
IL Fermanagh
IM Galway
IN Kerry
IO Kildare
IP Kilkenny
IR Offaly
IS Mayo
IT Leitrim
IU Limerick
IV Limerick
IW Londonderry
IX Longford
IY Louth
IZ Mayo
JA Stockport 
JB Berkshire
JC Bangor
JD West Ham
JE Ipswich
JF Leicester
JG Canterbury
JH Reading
JI Tyrone
JJ London
JK Eastbourne
JL Lincolnshire
JM Westmoreland
JN Southend
JO Oxford
JP Wigan
JR Northumberland 
JS Ross & Cromarty
JT Dorset
JU Leicestershire
JV Grimsby
JW Wolverhampton
JX Huddersfield
JY Plymouth
JZ Down
KA Liverpool
KB Liverpool
KC Liverpool
KD Liverpool
KE Kent  
KF Liverpool
KG Cardiff
KH Kingston upon Hull
KI Waterford
KJ Kent
KK Kent
KL Kent
KM Kent
KN Kent
KO Kent
KP Kent
KR Kent
KS Roxburgh
KT Kent 
KU Bradford
KV Coventry
KW Bradford
KX Buckinghamshire
KY Bradford
KZ Antrim
LA London 
LB London 
LC London 
LD London 
LE London 
LF London 
LG Chester
LH London 
LI Westmeath
LJ Bournemouth
LK London 
LL London 
LM London 
LN London 
LO London 
LP London 
LR London 
LS Selkirk
LT London 
LU London 
LV London
LW London
LX London 
LY London 
LZ Armagh
MA Cheshire
MB Cheshire
MC Middlesex 
MD Middlesex 
ME Middlesex 
MF Middlesex 
MG Middlesex 
MH Middlesex 
MI Wexford
MJ Bedfordshire
MK Middlesex
ML Middlesex
MM Middlesex
MO Berkshire
MP Middlesex
MR Wiltshire
MS Stirling
MT Middlesex
MU Middlesex
MV Middlesex
MW Wiltshire
MX Middlesex
MY Middlesex
MZ Belfast
NA Manchester
NB Manchester
NC Manchester
ND Manchester
NE Manchester
NF Manchester
NG Norfolk
NH Northampton
NI Wicklow
NJ East Sussex
NK Hertfordshire
NL Northumberland
NM Bedfordshire
NN Nottinghamshire
NO Essex
NP Worcestershire
NR Leicestershire
NS Sutherland
NT Shropshire
NU Derbyshire
NV Northamptonshire
NW Leeds
NX Warwickshire
NY Glamorgan
NZ Londonderry
OA Birmingham
OB Birmingham
OC Birmingham
OD Devon
OE Birmingham
OF Birmingham
OG Birmingham
OH Birmingham
OI Belfast
OJ Birmingham
OK Birmingham
OL Birmingham
OM Birmingham
ON Birmingham
OO Essex
OP Birmingham
OR Hampshire
OS Wigtownshire
OT Hampshire
OU Hampshire
OV Birmingham
OW Southampton
OX Birmingham
OY Croydon
OZ Belfast
PA Surrey
PB Surrey
PC Surrey
PD Surrey
PE Surrey
PF Surrey
PG Surrey
PH Surrey
PI Cork
PJ Surrey
PK Surrey
PL Surrey
PM East Sussex
PN East Sussex
PO East Sussex
PP Buckinghamshire
PR Dorset
PS Shetland
PT Durham
PU Essex
PV Ipswich
PW Norfolk
PX West Sussex
PY North Yorkshire
PZ Belfast
QA London     TI
QB London     TI
QC London     TI
QD London     TI
QE London     TI
QF London     TI
QH London     TI
QI Belfast     TI
London     TI
London     TI
London     TI
London     TI
London     TI
London     TI
London     TI

QQ London     TI
QS Edinburgh     TI
QT London     TI
QX London     TI
QY London     TI
Belfast     TI

TI = Temporary Import or Unknown date of manufacture

RA Derbyshire 
RB Derbyshire 
RC Derby
RD Reading
RE Staffordshire
RF Staffordshire
RG Aberdeen
RH Kingston upon Hull
RI Dublin
RJ Salford
RK Croydon
RL Cornwall
RM Cumberland
RN Preston
RO Hertfordshire
RP Northamptonshire
RR Nottinghamshire
RS Aberdeen
RT East Suffolk
RU Bournemouth
RV Portsmouth
RW Coventry
RX Berkshire
RY Leicester
RZ Antrim
SA Aberdeen
SB Argyll
SC Edinburgh
SCY Truro (Isles of Scilly)
SD Ayrshire
SE Banffshire
SF Edinburgh
SG Edinburgh
SH Berwickshire
SI Dublin
SJ Bute
SK Caithness
SL Clackmannanshire
SM Dumfries
SN Dunbartonshire
SO Morayshire
SP Dundee
SR Angus
SS East Lothian
ST Inverness
SU Kincardine
SV Kinross
SW Kirkcudbright
SX West Lothian
SY Midlothian
SZ Down
TA Devon
TB Lancashire
TC Lancashire
TD Lancashire
TE Lancashire
TF Lancashire
TG Glamorgan
TH Carmarthenshire
TI Limerick
TJ Lancashire
TK Exeter
TL Lincolnshire
TM Luton
TN Newcastle upon Tyne
TO Nottingham
TP Portsmouth
TR Southampton
TS Dundee
TT Devon
TU Chester
TV Nottingham
TW Essex
TX Glamorgan
TY Northumberland
TZ Belfast
UA Leeds
UB Leeds
UC London
UD Oxfordshire
UE Warwickshire
UF Brighton
UG Leeds
UH Cardiff
UI Londonderry
UJ Shropshire
UK Wolverhampton
UL London 
UM Leeds
UN Denbighshire
UO Devon
UP Durham
UR Hertfordshire
US Glasgow
UT Leicestershire
UU London
UV London
UW London
UX Shropshire
UY Worcestershire
UZ Belfast

VA Lanark
VB Croydon
VC Coventry

VD Lanark
VE Cambridgeshire
VF Norfolk
VG Norwich
VH Huddersfield
VJ Herefordshire
VK Newcastle upon Tyne
VL Lincoln
VM Manchester
VN North Yorkshire
VO Nottinghamshire
VP Birmingham
VR Manchester
VS Greenock
VT Stoke-on-Trent
VU Manchester
VV Northampton
VW Essex
VX Essex
VY York
VZ Tyrone

WA Sheffield
WB Sheffield
WC Essex
WD Warwickshire
WE Sheffield
WF East Yorkshire
WG Stirling
WH Bolton
WI Waterford
WJ Sheffield
WK Coventry
WL Oxford
WM Southport
WN Swansea
WO Monmouthshire
WP Worcestershire
WR West Yorkshire
WS Edinburgh
WT West Yorkshire
WU West Yorkshire
WV Wiltshire
WW West Yorkshire
WX West Yorkshire
WY West Yorkshire
WZ Belfast
XA London
XB London
XC London
XD London
XE London
XF London
XG Middlesbrough
XH London
XI Belfast
XJ Manchester
XK London
XL London
XM London
XN London
XO London
XP London
XR London
XS Paisley
XT London
XU London
XV London
XW London
XX London
XY London
XZ Armagh
YA Somerset
YB Somerset
YC Somerset
YD Somerset
YE London
YF London
YG West Yorkshire
YH London
YJ Dundee
YK London 
YL London 
YM London 
YN London 
YO London 
YP London 
YR London 
YS Glasgow
YT London 
YU London 
YV London 
YW London 
YX London 
YY London 
YZ Londonderry
ZA Dublin
ZB Cork
ZC Dublin
ZD Dublin
ZE Dublin
ZF Cork
ZG Dublin
ZH Dublin
ZI Dublin
ZJ Dublin
ZK Cork
ZL Dublin
ZM Galway
ZN Meath
ZO Dublin
ZP Donegal
ZR Wexford
ZS Dublin
ZT Cork
ZU Dublin
ZV Dublin**
ZW Kildare
ZX Kerry
ZY Louth
ZZ Dublin*
Single letter area ID
From 1903 onwards

A London
B Lancashire
C West Yorkshire
D Kent
E Staffordshire
F Essex
G Glasgow
H Middlesex
J Durham / Jersey
K Liverpool
L Glamorgan
M Cheshire
N Manchester
O Birmingham
P Surrey
R Derbyshire
S Edinburgh
T Devon
U Leeds
V Lanarkshire
W Sheffield
X Northumberland
Y Somerset
Z Dublin

* = Temporary Import or Unknown date of manufacture

** = age related