Postcode DT9 3AW (Dorset) Terminated May 2010

Map showing DT9 3AW and nearby postcodes

The postcode DT9 3AW is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and terminated in May 2010.DT9 3AW is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

DT9 3AW is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 7.3 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 3AW as Urbanites > Urban professionals and families > Families in terraces and flats.

The closest road name to DT9 3AW is Cheap Street which is centered 52 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Greenhill and is 214 m away. The closest railway station is Sherborne Rail Station, 559 m away.

The closest primary school to DT9 3AW (for ages 11 and under) is Sherborne Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on October 14, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Sherborne School for Girls.

The local pub for residents of DT9 3AW is White Post Inn and is 5.3 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on November 26, 2021.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Cheap Street 52 m
Old Market Yard 104 m
Hound Street 130 m
Abbey Road 156 m
Hospital Lane 176 m
The Green 227 m
George Street 228 m
Higher Cheap Street 241 m
The Wilderness 245 m
Greenhill 258 m
Fosters 266 m
St Swithin's Road 268 m
Half Moon Street 269 m
Back Lane 273 m
Finger Lane 276 m


Information about the postcode DT9 3AW

Introduction January 1980
Termination May 2010
User Type Large User - allocated to single addresses receiving at least 500 mail items per day

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from DT9 3AW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Sherborne School 167 m
Sherborne Preparatory School 381 m
Sherborne Primary School Good
(October 14, 2021)
595 m
Sherborne School for Girls 770 m
The Gryphon School Good
(November 15, 2017)
1.17 km
Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School Good
(November 11, 2021)
1.45 km
Leweston School 4.37 km
Milborne Port Primary School Good
(June 6, 2017)
4.4 km
Trent Young's CofE Primary School Good
(December 10, 2019)
4.82 km
Thornford CofE Primary School 4.87 km
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas Good
(February 3, 2022)
5.75 km
Primrose Lane Primary School Outstanding
(July 3, 2019)
6.58 km
All Saints Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Good
(December 7, 2017)
6.72 km
Charlton Horethorne Church of England Primary School 6.97 km
Fiveways Special School Outstanding
(November 23, 2017)
6.98 km
Birchfield Community Primary School Good
(January 22, 2019)
7.15 km
Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy Requires improvement
(February 14, 2019)
7.3 km
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
7.35 km
St. Michael's Academy Good
(November 28, 2019)
7.52 km
Buckler's Mead School 7.64 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
White Post Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
November 26, 2021
5.3 km
Adams Tasty Chilli Sauces Manufacturers/packers 5
Very Good
March 23, 2021
6.3 km
Ell's Kitchen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
6.3 km
MawFIT Gym Other catering premises 5
Very Good
July 12, 2021
6.3 km
Wandering Woods Coffee Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
6.3 km
Chunky's Catering Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
July 12, 2021
6.35 km
The Hub Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 3, 2021
6.35 km
Boots UK Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
February 5, 2019
6.45 km
Game Retailers - other Exempt
August 6, 2020
6.45 km
Next Retail Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 5, 2022
6.45 km
SPORTS DIRECT Retailers - other Exempt
January 8, 2020
6.45 km
Starbucks Coffee Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 16, 2021
6.45 km
TK Maxx Retailers - other Exempt
June 13, 2018
6.45 km
Booker Cash and Carry Distributors/Transporters 5
Very Good
April 15, 2021
6.48 km
Snack in the Mouth Mobile caterer 4
February 19, 2021
6.48 km
Co-op Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 25, 2020
6.54 km
Pizza Pasta Mondo On Tour Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
May 17, 2021
6.57 km
Little Learners Pre-School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2020
6.58 km
Primrose Lane Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2020
6.58 km
Primrose Lane Primary School - Breakfast Club School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 8, 2020
6.58 km

Nearby Travel Links

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

Greenhill Bus Stop/Station 214 m
Greenhill Bus Stop/Station 250 m
Digby Road Bus Stop/Station 310 m
Digby Road Bus Stop/Station 330 m
Coldharbour Bus Stop/Station 338 m
Sherborne Rail Station Rail 559 m
Thornford Rail Station Rail 6.14 km
Bristol Airport Air 50.58 km
Bournemouth International Airport Air 51.68 km

Nearby Nature

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

Dancing Hill Hill Or Mountain 948 m
Home Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.17 km
Yetman's Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.38 km
Sherborne Lake Inland Water 1.57 km
Lover's Grove Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Withybed Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.75 km
North Wootton Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.22 km
Oakey Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.31 km
Oborne Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.33 km
Half Moon Clump Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
Almshouse Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
Honeycombe Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.4 km
Ambrose Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.5 km
Charlock Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.78 km
Lenthay Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.79 km


Country England
Latitude 50.94870100
Longitude -2.51595800
OS Easting 363851
OS Northing 0116712
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 East
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: Urbanites
Group: Urban professionals and families
Subgroup: Families in terraces and flats
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 E33049526
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
West Dorset 001
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
West Dorset 001C
Output Area / Small Area 5A3