Finding a Grid Reference

How to find a Grid Reference

One simple way to establish a grid reference for your proposed site is to use the website streetmap. http://www.streetmap.co.uk

Below are a few guidance notes explaining how to find a Grid Reference for your site:

    1. Enter your postcode, select ‘Smart Search’ and then click ‘Go’.

How to find a Grid Reference

    1. On the right hand side of the page there is a zoom function. Use this (minus symbol) to zoom the view out so that you see a 1:25000 map.

How to find a Grid Reference

    1. The postcode entered places an arrow within that postcode area but it is very unlikely to be the precise location of your proposed site. The visible arrow now needs moving to the location on the map of the intended site.

How to find a Grid Reference

    1. Press the button underneath the map called ‘convert to coordinates’.

How to find a Grid Reference

This returns a table of different grid reference formats/styles for the location you have chosen.