Postcode NN4 8BU (West Northamptonshire)

Map showing NN4 8BU and nearby postcodes

The postcode NN4 8BU is located in West Northamptonshire It was introduced in August 1993 and is an active postcode. NN4 8BU is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

NN4 8BU is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.2 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 NN4 8BU as Hard-pressed living > Migration and churn > Hard-pressed ethnic mix.

The closest road name to NN4 8BU is Mere Way which is centered 125 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Mereway Community College and is 156 m away. The closest railway station is Northampton Rail Station, 2.43 km away.

The closest primary school to NN4 8BU (for ages 11 and under) is The Abbey Primary School. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Abbeyfield School. The last OFSTED inspection on September 15, 2021 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of NN4 8BU is George Inn and is 8 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on December 18, 2020.

Policing for NN4 8BU is covered by the Northamptonshire police force association and Northamptonshire Teaching is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to NN4 8BU and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to NN4 8BU, and the approximate distance away.

Mere Way 125 m
Mere Close 187 m
Springbanks Way 207 m
Friar's Avenue 237 m
Winchester Road 252 m
Friars Court 263 m
Scotney Close 275 m
Lindisfarne Way 299 m
Friar's Crescent 330 m
Olympia Close 337 m
Claregate 358 m
Clannell Road 524 m
Penvale Road 634 m
Towcester Road 1.29 km
A5123 2.92 km


Information about the postcode NN4 8BU

Introduction August 1993
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
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 NN4 8BU - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Abbeyfield School Good
(September 15, 2021)
0 m
The Abbey Primary School 288 m
Simon de Senlis Primary School Good
(February 27, 2018)
554 m
Wootton Park School Outstanding
(July 10, 2019)
729 m
Queen Eleanor Primary Academy Good
(December 6, 2017)
797 m
Delapre Primary School Good
(February 1, 2018)
1.09 km
East Hunsbury Primary School 1.1 km
Northampton High School 1.37 km
Hardingstone Academy Good
(September 14, 2016)
1.37 km
Hunsbury Park Primary School Good
(July 18, 2017)
1.4 km
Briar Hill Primary School & Nursery Good
(September 15, 2021)
1.62 km
Wootton Primary School Good
(November 20, 2018)
1.92 km
Preston Hedges Primary School Outstanding
(June 27, 2014)
2.2 km
Collingtree Church of England Primary School Good
(March 11, 2020)
2.22 km
Caroline Chisholm School Good
(January 22, 2020)
2.77 km
Progress Schools - Northamptonshire Good
(May 25, 2017)
2.81 km
Spring Lane Primary School Good
(October 20, 2021)
2.81 km
Milton Parochial Primary School Good
(January 24, 2018)
2.94 km
St James Church of England Primary School Good
(October 6, 2021)
3.06 km
Vernon Terrace Primary School Good
(September 30, 2016)
3.06 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from NN4 8BU - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Power Horse Haulage Ltd Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
7.46 km
Ice of Bruerne Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
June 4, 2021
7.84 km
George Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
December 18, 2020
8 km
Joanne McCullagh Retailers - other Exempt
January 14, 2020
8.03 km
A J & G Bament Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 2, 2021
8.05 km
Stoke Bruerne Cricket Club Pub/bar/nightclub 4
December 22, 2020
8.05 km
The Old Chapel Bed and Breakfast Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
January 15, 2022
8.08 km
Eastcote Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 4
September 17, 2021
8.1 km
Jubilee House B&B Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
July 20, 2021
8.1 km
The Coach House B&B Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
March 1, 2021
8.1 km
The Canal Museum Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 14, 2021
8.17 km
The Spice of Bruerne Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 14, 2021
8.17 km
Boat Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
February 16, 2022
8.18 km
Canal House Cream Teas Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 17, 2019
8.18 km
Compass Group School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 27, 2019
8.22 km
The Navigation Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
September 28, 2020
8.28 km
Chartwells School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 19, 2019
8.3 km
Food and Vibes Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
8.35 km
Shutlanger Village Hall Other catering premises Exempt
September 21, 2021
8.35 km
The Plough Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
December 16, 2020
8.35 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to NN4 8BU - Data from Apr 2022

Mereway Community College Bus Stop/Station 156 m
Fire Station Bus Stop/Station 231 m
Telephone Exchange Bus Stop/Station 418 m
Harrier Park Bus Stop/Station 428 m
Harrier Park Bus Stop/Station 429 m
Northampton Rail Station Rail 2.43 km
London Oxford Airport Air 50.98 km
London Luton Airport Air 52.01 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to NN4 8BU - Data from Dec 2021

Hazel Wood Woodland Or Forest 894 m
Grange Wood Woodland Or Forest 952 m
Hunsbury Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.18 km
Delapre Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.18 km
Foot Meadow Urban Greenspace 2.28 km
Little Gap Spinney Woodland Or Forest 2.7 km
Grange Spinney Woodland Or Forest 3.31 km
Bottom Spinney Woodland Or Forest 3.8 km
Great Ground Woodland Or Forest 4.13 km
Sarah's Spinney Woodland Or Forest 4.45 km
The Moors Woodland Or Forest 4.5 km
Watermill Spinney Woodland Or Forest 4.55 km
Charles' Spinney Woodland Or Forest 4.66 km
The Spinney Woodland Or Forest 4.68 km
Round Clump Woodland Or Forest 4.77 km


Country England
Latitude 52.21562000
Longitude -0.90366300
OS Easting 474999
OS Northing 0258054
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
Northampton South
Electoral Ward Delapre and Rushmere
Local Authority District West Northamptonshire
Region / Government Office Region East Midlands
European Electoral Region East Midlands
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: South East Midlands
Local Learning and Skills Council Northamptonshire

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E06000062
Travel To Work Area Northampton


NHS England Region Midlands
Primary Care Trust
Northamptonshire Teaching
Cancer Alliance East Midlands
Strategic Health Authority
East Midlands
Sustainability and Transformation
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Northamptonshire CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Hard-pressed living
Group: Migration and churn
Subgroup: Hard-pressed ethnic mix
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Northampton BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Northampton BUASD
Workplace Zone E33017368
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Northampton 027
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Northampton 027D
Output Area / Small Area 8D2