Postcode DT8 3AA (Dorset)

Map showing DT8 3AA and nearby postcodes

The postcode DT8 3AA is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. DT8 3AA is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

DT8 3AA is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 5.7 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 DT8 3AA as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Self-sufficient retirement.

The closest road name to DT8 3AA is Hogshill Street which is centered 23 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Red Lion and is 168 m away.

The closest primary school to DT8 3AA (for ages 11 and under) is Beaminster St Mary's Academy. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Requires improvement on May 22, 2019. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Beaminster School. The last OFSTED inspection on September 21, 2017 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of DT8 3AA is The White Swan and is 6.9 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on December 2, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 45.5 Mbps and an average upload speed of 10.9 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 3.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for DT8 3AA 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 DT8 3AA and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to DT8 3AA, and the approximate distance away.

Hogshill Street 23 m
Champions Gardens 69 m
Shadrack Street 70 m
Tanyard 95 m
Francis Mews 103 m
School House Close 109 m
Short's Way 127 m
Church Street 147 m
B3163 159 m
Pines Mews 160 m
Newmans Corner 177 m
Barnes Lane 189 m
Myrtle Close 191 m
Yarn Barton 200 m
Fleet Street 215 m


Information about the postcode DT8 3AA

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 DT8 3AA - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Beaminster School Good
(September 21, 2017)
538 m
Beaminster St Mary's Academy Requires improvement
(May 22, 2019)
540 m
Mountjoy School Good
(October 21, 2021)
1.18 km
Parrett and Axe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 15, 2016)
4.23 km
Broadwindsor Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Good
(January 25, 2018)
4.39 km
Salway Ash Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
4.41 km
Powerstock Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 15, 2018)
6.47 km
The Sir John Colfox Academy Good
(March 1, 2018)
7.02 km
Misterton Church of England First School Good
(March 9, 2016)
7.05 km
Loders CofE Primary Academy Good
(March 27, 2019)
7.31 km
St Catherine's Roman Catholic School Requires improvement
(June 13, 2019)
7.67 km
Bridport Primary School Requires improvement
(March 20, 2019)
8.2 km
St Bartholomew's Church of England First School Good
(November 9, 2017)
8.28 km
Perrott Hill 8.32 km
Maiden Beech Academy Good
(February 2, 2022)
8.38 km
Symondsbury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 11, 2020)
8.59 km
Wadham School Good
(June 27, 2019)
9.31 km
Bridport, St Mary's Church of England Primary School Good
(November 1, 2018)
9.37 km
Ashlands Church of England First School Good
(March 16, 2017)
9.42 km
Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School Good
(July 17, 2018)
9.54 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from DT8 3AA - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
The White Swan Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
December 2, 2021
6.9 km
Calendar Cottage Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
November 4, 2021
7.03 km
Misterton First School School/college/university 5
Very Good
April 24, 2021
7.05 km
The Globe Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
March 23, 2022
7.19 km
Porky-Blinders Somerset Limited Retailers - other 4
October 31, 2021
7.2 km
@ Sue's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 8, 2021
7.63 km
RLCM Wholesale Other catering premises Exempt
7.87 km
OVERLANDS FARM Retailers - other Exempt
December 12, 2018
7.87 km
Parrett Preserves Other catering premises 5
Very Good
July 16, 2019
8.07 km
The Manor Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 17, 2021
8.07 km
Hoskyns Memorial Hall Other catering premises 5
Very Good
January 10, 2022
8.13 km
North Perrott Cricket Club Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
January 10, 2022
8.13 km
Central Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
July 27, 2021
8.17 km
Holy Cow Organic Milk Manufacturers/packers 5
Very Good
March 29, 2021
8.19 km
St Bartholomews C Of E Vc First School School/college/university 5
Very Good
December 7, 2021
8.28 km
Perrott Hill Trust School School/college/university 4
December 2, 2021
8.32 km
Clapton Farm Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 11, 2022
8.37 km
Maiden Beech Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2021
8.38 km
The Home Bakery Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 17, 2021
8.4 km
The Original Factory Shop Retailers - other 4
February 9, 2021
8.4 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to DT8 3AA - Data from Apr 2022

Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 168 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 170 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 201 m
The Fire Station Bus Stop/Station 229 m
The Fire Station Bus Stop/Station 230 m
Exeter International Airport Air 48.45 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to DT8 3AA - Data from Dec 2021

Tower Hill Hill Or Mountain 170 m
Edmund Coombe Coppice Woodland Or Forest 540 m
Whatley Pond Inland Water 836 m
Whitcombe Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.12 km
Pucketts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.12 km
Workhouse Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.18 km
The Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.34 km
Saunders Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.44 km
Common Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.45 km
Woods Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.53 km
Parnham Lake Inland Water 1.55 km
Coombe Down Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.57 km
Bulls Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
East Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.66 km
Crab Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.68 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for DT8 3AA - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 52.8 Mbps 45.5 Mbps 79.67 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 10.9 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 0.5
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 19.8 1.2
30-300 Mbps 100% 60.8 16.2
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

17 meters consuming 362,569 kWh - mean 21,328 kWh : median 20,457 kWh

Energy usage data for DT8 3AA - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 50.80978700
Longitude -2.74095900
OS Easting 347890
OS Northing 0101399
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 Beaminster
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 Bridport


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: Self-sufficient retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Built-Up Area Beaminster BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049541
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
West Dorset 003
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
West Dorset 003B
Output Area / Small Area 5B3