Postcode DT9 6LS (Dorset)

Map showing DT9 6LS and nearby postcodes

The postcode DT9 6LS is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. DT9 6LS is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

DT9 6LS 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 DT9 6LS as Rural residents > Rural tenants > Rural life.

The closest road name to DT9 6LS is Stonyacres which is centered 51 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Coles Lane and is 79 m away. The closest railway station is Yetminster Rail Station, 569 m away.

The closest primary school to DT9 6LS (for ages 11 and under) is St Andrew's Church of England Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on September 22, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Sherborne School for Girls.

The local pub for residents of DT9 6LS is The Royal Oak and is 3.43 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on August 24, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 50 Mbps and an average upload speed of 10.3 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Policing for DT9 6LS 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 6LS and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to DT9 6LS, and the approximate distance away.

Stonyacres 51 m
Thornford Road 84 m
Frylake Meadow 176 m
Clovermead 184 m
Uplands 223 m
Northfield 224 m
Duddenfield 224 m
Willsway 230 m
Bucklers Mead 235 m
Cloverhay 238 m
Queen Street 283 m
Ryme Road 335 m
High Street 373 m
Melbury Road 376 m
Coles Lane 760 m


Information about the postcode DT9 6LS

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 DT9 6LS - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
0 m
Thornford CofE Primary School 2.55 km
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas Good
(February 3, 2022)
3.24 km
Barwick and Stoford Community Primary School Good
(September 13, 2017)
4.06 km
Leweston School 4.61 km
East Coker Community Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
5.66 km
Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School Good
(November 11, 2021)
5.91 km
Fiveways Special School Outstanding
(November 23, 2017)
6.03 km
Reckleford Infant School and Nursery Good
(March 16, 2017)
6.05 km
Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy Requires improvement
(February 14, 2019)
6.11 km
St Gildas Catholic Primary School 6.25 km
St. Michael's Academy Good
(November 28, 2019)
6.26 km
Holy Trinity Church School 6.32 km
Huish Primary School 6.54 km
Sticklands Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(May 22, 2019)
6.74 km
Birchfield Community Primary School Good
(January 22, 2019)
6.81 km
Oaklands Primary School Good
(May 22, 2018)
6.86 km
Sherborne School for Girls 6.88 km
Yeovil College Good
(October 7, 2016)
6.9 km
Sherborne Preparatory School 7 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from DT9 6LS - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
POTTING SHED Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
May 16, 2019
2.42 km
Hamish's Farm Shop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
August 19, 2020
2.56 km
COWPOOL FARM Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 10, 2020
3.14 km
The Royal Oak Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
August 24, 2021
3.43 km
Yeovil Railway Centre-The Transfer Shed Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
3.74 km
Goose Slade Farm Shop Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 22, 2021
3.82 km
Barwick and Stoford Community Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 17, 2021
4.06 km
Barwick and Stoford Community School Breakfast Club School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 17, 2021
4.06 km
Barwick and Stoford Friends of School School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 25, 2020
4.06 km
Ladybird Pre-School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 17, 2021
4.06 km
T W Wrixon and Sons Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 3, 2021
4.17 km
St Mary Magdalenes Church Other catering premises Exempt
November 17, 2021
4.31 km
Sutton Bingham Sailing Club Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
December 14, 2021
4.5 km
Abbey Hill Steam Rally Mobile caterer Exempt
4.52 km
Tribute Festival Other catering premises Exempt
4.52 km
Wessex Truck Show Other catering premises Exempt
August 11, 2018
4.52 km
Yeovil Show Other catering premises Exempt
July 13, 2018
4.52 km
Yeovil's Charity Firework Extravaganza Other catering premises Exempt
November 4, 2017
4.52 km
Yeovil Rugby Club - Food Record Other catering premises 5
Very Good
October 7, 2021
4.77 km
Red House Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
October 26, 2021
4.96 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to DT9 6LS - Data from Apr 2022

Coles Lane Bus Stop/Station 79 m
Coles Lane Bus Stop/Station 89 m
Yetminster Rail Station Rail 569 m
Thornford Rail Station Rail 1.47 km
Chetnole Rail Station Rail 3.52 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to DT9 6LS - Data from Dec 2021

Peter's Hole Inland Water 793 m
Caswell Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.51 km
Thorny Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
Tibble's Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.72 km
Redstall Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.87 km
Lower Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.94 km
Briar's Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.13 km
Knighton Hill Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Alcroft Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.38 km
Knighton Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.4 km
Clifton Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.4 km
Chetnole Withy Bed Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km
New Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.57 km
West Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.61 km
Whitfield Woods Woodland Or Forest 2.97 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for DT9 6LS - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 54.8 Mbps 50 Mbps 80 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 10.3 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 0
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 24 1
30-300 Mbps 100% 58.4 12.6
300+ Mbps 0% - -


Country England
Latitude 50.89732400
Longitude -2.58172400
OS Easting 359186
OS Northing 0111033
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 Yetminster
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: Rural life
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural village
Built-Up Area Yetminster BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049528
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
West Dorset 002
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
West Dorset 002D
Output Area / Small Area 1B1