Postcode DT8 3AY (Dorset)

Map showing DT8 3AY and nearby postcodes

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

DT8 3AY 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 3AY as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Self-sufficient retirement.

The closest road name to DT8 3AY is Prout Hill which is centered 44 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Red Lion and is 97 m away.

The closest primary school to DT8 3AY (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 3AY is The White Swan and is 7.15 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on December 2, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 52.4 Mbps and an average upload speed of 12.7 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 3AY 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 3AY and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Prout Hill 44 m
Yarn Barton 146 m
St Mary Well Street 153 m
Church Street 154 m
North Street 171 m
Bridport Road 177 m
Pines Mews 188 m
Francis Mews 191 m
Manor Gardens 204 m
East Street 218 m
Champions Gardens 245 m
Shadrack Street 251 m
Fleet Street 266 m
Hogshill Street 270 m
Tanyard 284 m


Information about the postcode DT8 3AY

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 3AY - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Beaminster School Good
(September 21, 2017)
761 m
Beaminster St Mary's Academy Requires improvement
(May 22, 2019)
824 m
Mountjoy School Good
(October 21, 2021)
1.46 km
Salway Ash Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
4.37 km
Parrett and Axe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 15, 2016)
4.51 km
Broadwindsor Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Good
(January 25, 2018)
4.66 km
Powerstock Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 15, 2018)
6.19 km
The Sir John Colfox Academy Good
(March 1, 2018)
6.86 km
Loders CofE Primary Academy Good
(March 27, 2019)
7.08 km
Misterton Church of England First School Good
(March 9, 2016)
7.3 km
St Catherine's Roman Catholic School Requires improvement
(June 13, 2019)
7.52 km
Bridport Primary School Requires improvement
(March 20, 2019)
8.04 km
Symondsbury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 11, 2020)
8.51 km
Perrott Hill 8.55 km
St Bartholomew's Church of England First School Good
(November 9, 2017)
8.55 km
Maiden Beech Academy Good
(February 2, 2022)
8.65 km
Bridport, St Mary's Church of England Primary School Good
(November 1, 2018)
9.24 km
Wadham School Good
(June 27, 2019)
9.57 km
Ashlands Church of England First School Good
(March 16, 2017)
9.68 km
Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School Good
(July 17, 2018)
9.75 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 97 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 129 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 129 m
North Street Bus Stop/Station 420 m
The Fire Station Bus Stop/Station 500 m
Exeter International Airport Air 48.63 km

Nearby Nature

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

Tower Hill Hill Or Mountain 232 m
Edmund Coombe Coppice Woodland Or Forest 605 m
Whitcombe Coppice Woodland Or Forest 828 m
Whatley Pond Inland Water 969 m
Saunders Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.15 km
The Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.29 km
Coombe Down Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.3 km
Pucketts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.34 km
Workhouse Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.36 km
Coombe Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.44 km
Crab Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.44 km
Parnham Lake Inland Water 1.49 km
Storridge Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.55 km
North Warren Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.64 km
Scite Coppice Woodland Or Forest 1.65 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 55.1 Mbps 52.4 Mbps 79.9 Mbps
Upload 12.4 Mbps 12.7 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 18.7 4
30-300 Mbps 100% 63.7 15.7
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

14 meters consuming 301,670 kWh - mean 21,548 kWh : median 19,357 kWh

Energy usage data for DT8 3AY - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 50.80808900
Longitude -2.73776800
OS Easting 348113
OS Northing 0101209
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