Postcode DT7 3AL (Dorset)

Map showing DT7 3AL and nearby postcodes

The postcode DT7 3AL is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. DT7 3AL is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

DT7 3AL is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.9 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of DT7 3AL as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Communal retirement.

The closest road name to DT7 3AL is Jericho which is centered 52 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Bottom of North Avenue and is 123 m away.

The closest primary school to DT7 3AL (for ages 11 and under) is St Michael's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Lyme Regis. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Requires improvement on May 16, 2018. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is The Woodroffe School. The last OFSTED inspection on September 16, 2011 rated this school as Outstanding

The local pub for residents of DT7 3AL is Hunters Lodge Inn and is 4.09 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on April 20, 2021.

100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Policing for DT7 3AL is covered by the Dorset police force association and Dorset is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to DT7 3AL and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to DT7 3AL, and the approximate distance away.

Jericho 52 m
Windsor Terrace 71 m
Avenue Road 90 m
Woodmead Road 92 m
Anning Road 179 m
South Avenue 191 m
Staples Terrace 192 m
Dolphin Close 196 m
Kingsway 206 m
Higher Mill 206 m
View Road 207 m
Elizabeth Close 238 m
North Avenue 242 m
Mill Green 243 m
Hill Road 268 m


Information about the postcode DT7 3AL

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from DT7 3AL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
St Michael's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Lyme Regis Requires improvement
(May 16, 2018)
261 m
The Woodroffe School Outstanding
(September 16, 2011)
840 m
Mrs Ethelston's CofE Primary Academy Good
(July 18, 2018)
1.59 km
Charmouth Primary School Requires improvement
(July 4, 2018)
2.69 km
Musbury Primary School Good
(May 9, 2019)
6.74 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Axminster Good
(July 3, 2019)
6.94 km
Axminster Community Primary Academy Good
(January 22, 2020)
7.09 km
Axe Valley Academy Requires improvement
(December 4, 2019)
7.31 km
Hawkchurch Church of England School Good
(June 5, 2019)
7.78 km
Marshwood CofE Primary Academy Good
(May 16, 2017)
8.37 km
Kilmington Primary School Outstanding
(February 13, 2013)
8.45 km
All Saints Church of England Primary School Good
(September 17, 2019)
9.24 km
Colyton Grammar School 9.52 km
Colyton Primary Academy 9.72 km
Seaton Primary School Outstanding
(March 8, 2012)
9.84 km
Shute Community Primary School Good
(September 29, 2021)
9.88 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from DT7 3AL - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
River Cottage Limited Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
January 11, 2019
3.95 km
Hunters Lodge Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
April 20, 2021
4.09 km
Raymonds Hill Stores And Post Office Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 27, 2018
4.09 km
Hedgehog Corner Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
January 5, 2018
4.1 km
Diamond's Tea Room Other catering premises 5
Very Good
August 5, 2020
4.49 km
Doughboys Woodfired Pizza Co Mobile caterer Exempt
March 12, 2019
4.49 km
Furzeleigh Down Dairy (Farm Shop) Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 11, 2018
4.49 km
Fossil On The Road Other catering premises 5
Very Good
January 7, 2022
4.65 km
Flamingo Pool Retailers - other Exempt
October 3, 2017
4.77 km
Higher Bruckland Farm Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
November 12, 2018
5.68 km
Hawkchurch Resort And Spa Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 16, 2022
6 km
Lizzies Kitchen Retailers - other 5
Very Good
March 25, 2022
6.13 km
Munchies Cakes Ltd Distributors/Transporters Exempt
March 25, 2022
6.13 km
Gilt And Flint Manufacturers/packers Exempt
March 12, 2019
6.16 km
Haye Farm- Harry And Emily Manufacturers/packers Exempt
October 13, 2020
6.16 km
Kates Farm Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
October 26, 2021
6.16 km
Ratty's Tearoom Other catering premises 5
Very Good
June 2, 2017
6.16 km
Magnolia House Residential Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
July 17, 2019
6.64 km
Catering For All Occasions Other catering premises 5
Very Good
December 12, 2018
6.72 km
Just Fine Wine Distributors/Transporters Exempt
October 26, 2018
6.74 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to DT7 3AL - Data from Apr 2022

Bottom of North Avenue Bus Stop/Station 123 m
Bottom of North Avenue Bus Stop/Station 128 m
King's Way Bus Stop/Station 155 m
King's Way Bus Stop/Station 171 m
Kent House Bus Stop/Station 298 m
Exeter International Airport Air 33.84 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to DT7 3AL - Data from Dec 2021

Cobb Gate Beach Beach 602 m
Lucy's Ledge Island 672 m
Long Ledge Island 681 m
Front Beach Beach 795 m
Pond Coppice Woodland Or Forest 869 m
Rhodehorn Plantation Woodland Or Forest 984 m
The Cobb Beach 1.01 km
Dragon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.11 km
Poker's Pool Bay 1.17 km
Monmouth Beach Beach 1.22 km
Horseman's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.23 km
Western Beach Beach 1.26 km
Sleech Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
Chippel Bay Bay 1.31 km
Devonshire Head Wetland 1.35 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for DT7 3AL - Data from Ofcom 2017

Speed Band
0-2 Mbps 0%
2-5 Mbps 0%
5-10 Mbps 0%
10-30 Mbps 0%
30-300 Mbps 100%
300+ Mbps 0%


Country England
Latitude 50.72886900
Longitude -2.93716400
OS Easting 333952
OS Northing 0092558
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
West Dorset
Electoral Ward Lyme & Charmouth
Local Authority District Dorset
Region / Government Office Region South West
European Electoral Region South West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Dorset
Local Learning and Skills Council Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E06000059
Travel To Work Area Sidmouth


NHS England Region South West
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance Wessex
Strategic Health Authority
South West
Sustainability and Transformation
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Dorset CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Urbanites
Group: Ageing urban living
Subgroup: Communal retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Built-Up Area Lyme Regis BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049556
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
West Dorset 005
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
West Dorset 005C
Output Area / Small Area 5B2