Postcode DT9 3AU (Dorset)

Map showing DT9 3AU and nearby postcodes

The postcode DT9 3AU is located in Dorset It was introduced in September 2008 and is an active postcode. DT9 3AU is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

DT9 3AU is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 6.5 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 DT9 3AU as Rural residents > Rural tenants > Ageing rural flat tenants.

The closest road name to DT9 3AU is Old School Place which is centered 92 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Horsecastles and is 141 m away. The closest railway station is Sherborne Rail Station, 445 m away.

The closest primary school to DT9 3AU (for ages 11 and under) is Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on November 11, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Sherborne School for Girls.

The local pub for residents of DT9 3AU is White Post Inn and is 5.57 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on November 26, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 38.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 10.1 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 2.1 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.2 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for DT9 3AU 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 DT9 3AU and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to DT9 3AU, and the approximate distance away.

Old School Place 92 m
Westbury 94 m
Horsecastles 127 m
Durrant Close 142 m
Dalwoods 173 m
Acreman Place 207 m
Lower Acreman Street 231 m
Trendle Street 234 m
Wingfield Road 235 m
Ottery Lane 246 m
Bensly Close 265 m
Cooks Lane 281 m
Half Acres 283 m
Richmond Road 297 m
Digby Road 309 m


Information about the postcode DT9 3AU

Introduction September 2008
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 DT9 3AU - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Sherborne Preparatory School 396 m
Sherborne School 469 m
Sherborne School for Girls 757 m
Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School Good
(November 11, 2021)
911 m
Sherborne Primary School Good
(October 14, 2021)
1.2 km
The Gryphon School Good
(November 15, 2017)
1.76 km
Leweston School 3.8 km
Thornford CofE Primary School 4.31 km
Trent Young's CofE Primary School Good
(December 10, 2019)
4.85 km
Milborne Port Primary School Good
(June 6, 2017)
4.9 km
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas Good
(February 3, 2022)
5.3 km
Primrose Lane Primary School Outstanding
(July 3, 2019)
6.46 km
All Saints Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Good
(December 7, 2017)
6.64 km
Fiveways Special School Outstanding
(November 23, 2017)
6.75 km
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
6.77 km
Birchfield Community Primary School Good
(January 22, 2019)
6.99 km
Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy Requires improvement
(February 14, 2019)
7.07 km
St. Michael's Academy Good
(November 28, 2019)
7.28 km
Reckleford Infant School and Nursery Good
(March 16, 2017)
7.45 km
Buckler's Mead School 7.49 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from DT9 3AU - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
White Post Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 26, 2021
5.57 km
Adams Tasty Chilli Sauces Manufacturers/packers 5
Very Good
March 23, 2021
6.12 km
Ell's Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
6.12 km
MawFIT Gym Other catering premises 5
Very Good
July 12, 2021
6.12 km
Wandering Woods Coffee Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
6.12 km
Chunky's Catering Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
July 12, 2021
6.13 km
The Hub Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 3, 2021
6.13 km
Boots UK Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
February 5, 2019
6.16 km
Game Retailers - other Exempt
August 6, 2020
6.16 km
Next Retail Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 5, 2022
6.16 km
SPORTS DIRECT Retailers - other Exempt
January 8, 2020
6.16 km
Starbucks Coffee Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 16, 2021
6.16 km
TK Maxx Retailers - other Exempt
June 13, 2018
6.16 km
Co-op Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 25, 2020
6.26 km
Booker Cash and Carry Distributors/Transporters 5
Very Good
April 15, 2021
6.26 km
Snack in the Mouth Mobile caterer 4
February 19, 2021
6.26 km
McDonald’s Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 8, 2021
6.33 km
Pizza Pasta Mondo On Tour Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
May 17, 2021
6.35 km
G KITE PROFESSIONAL SHOP Retailers - other Exempt
September 18, 2017
6.37 km
Yeovil Golf Club Ltd Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
September 16, 2020
6.37 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to DT9 3AU - Data from Apr 2022

Horsecastles Bus Stop/Station 141 m
Horsecastles Bus Stop/Station 150 m
Durrant Close Bus Stop/Station 210 m
Acreman Place Bus Stop/Station 221 m
The Ridgeway Bus Stop/Station 313 m
Sherborne Rail Station Rail 445 m
Thornford Rail Station Rail 5.58 km
Bristol Airport Air 51.05 km
Bournemouth International Airport Air 51.71 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to DT9 3AU - Data from Dec 2021

Dancing Hill Hill Or Mountain 745 m
Yetman's Copse Woodland Or Forest 975 m
Home Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.05 km
Lover's Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.24 km
Withybed Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.25 km
Almshouse Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Honeycombe Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.8 km
Sherborne Lake Inland Water 1.87 km
North Wootton Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Lenthay Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.28 km
Oakey Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.35 km
Half Moon Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.5 km
Green Lane Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.52 km
Snagharbour Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.84 km
Lake Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.87 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for DT9 3AU - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 41.5 Mbps 38.6 Mbps 55.68 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 10.1 Mbps 19.55 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% 19.5 3.3
30-300 Mbps 100% 48.1 13.6
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

10 meters consuming 136,897 kWh - mean 13,690 kWh : median 11,608 kWh

Electricity Consumption

14 meters consuming 31,619 kWh - mean 2,259 kWh : median 1,955 kWh

Energy usage data for DT9 3AU - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 50.94369800
Longitude -2.51939000
OS Easting 363606
OS Northing 0116158
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 Sherborne West
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 Yeovil


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: Rural residents
Group: Rural tenants
Subgroup: Ageing rural flat tenants
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Built-Up Area Sherborne BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049527
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
West Dorset 001
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
West Dorset 001H
Output Area / Small Area 1B3