Postcode SE23 1AR (Lewisham)

Map showing SE23 1AR and nearby postcodes

The postcode SE23 1AR is located in Lewisham, in the county of Inner London. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SE23 1AR is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SE23 1AR is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 1.8 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 SE23 1AR as Ethnicity central > Aspirational techies > Established tech workers.

The closest road name to SE23 1AR is Dalmain Road which is centered 27 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Forest Hill Fire Station and is 197 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 3.29 km away at Lewisham DLR Station The closest railway station is Forest Hill Rail Station, 561 m away.

The closest primary school to SE23 1AR (for ages 11 and under) is Dalmain Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on May 16, 2019. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Forest Hill School. The last OFSTED inspection on October 8, 2021 rated this school as Requires improvement

The nearest takeaway food is available from Dewaniam Take Away and is 122 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on November 13, 2018.

Residents reported an average download speed of 52.7 Mbps and an average upload speed of 12.5 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 1.4 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for SE23 1AR is covered by the Metropolitan Police police force association and Lewisham is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to SE23 1AR and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SE23 1AR, and the approximate distance away.

Dalmain Road 27 m
Ewart Road 68 m
Malham Road 119 m
Wastdale Road 128 m
Beadnell Road 146 m
Tyrols Road 162 m
Ebsworth Street 194 m
Laundry Mews 221 m
Firs Close 232 m
Grove Close 233 m
Garthorne Road 253 m
Whatman Road 274 m
Herschell Road 278 m
Rockbourne Mews 299 m
Bovill Road 322 m


Information about the postcode SE23 1AR

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 SE23 1AR - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Dalmain Primary School Good
(May 16, 2019)
185 m
St William of York Catholic Primary School Good
(February 6, 2019)
538 m
Fairlawn Primary School Good
(January 17, 2019)
605 m
St George's CofE Primary School Good
(January 27, 2022)
624 m
Rose House Montessori School 656 m
St Francesca Cabrini Primary School Good
(March 28, 2017)
709 m
Stillness Junior School Good
(February 5, 2020)
822 m
Stillness Infant School Outstanding
(June 6, 2008)
822 m
Horniman Primary School Good
(March 8, 2018)
828 m
Kilmorie Primary School Outstanding
(March 23, 2017)
844 m
Perrymount Primary School Good
(October 31, 2017)
889 m
Rathfern Primary School Outstanding
(September 29, 2021)
1.1 km
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Good
(December 4, 2018)
1.19 km
St Dunstan's College 1.26 km
Eliot Bank Primary School Outstanding
(February 3, 2010)
1.29 km
Forest Hill School Requires improvement
(October 8, 2021)
1.35 km
Sydenham School Good
(March 14, 2017)
1.38 km
Prendergast Ladywell School Good
(February 27, 2019)
1.46 km
Brent Knoll School Good
(June 5, 2019)
1.5 km
Adamsrill Primary School Good
(January 9, 2020)
1.55 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SE23 1AR - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Dewaniam Take Away Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 13, 2018
122 m
Ewart Community Hall Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
May 17, 2018
122 m
Ince's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
October 25, 2018
122 m
Lewisham Cooperation Town Distributors/Transporters Awaiting Inspection
122 m
Taro Sushi Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
122 m
Getir Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 31, 2021
127 m
Il Fattore Distributors/Transporters Awaiting Inspection
127 m
MM Catering Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 9, 2021
127 m
Wagamama Delivery Kitchen (Unit 19) Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
September 29, 2021
127 m
WAGASHI JAPANESE BAKERY Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 10, 2019
127 m
Deliveroo SP Ltd Distributors/Transporters Awaiting Inspection
150 m
Dishoom Limited Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
150 m
Five Guys Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 8, 2022
150 m
Pasta Evangelists Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 8, 2022
150 m
Pho Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
150 m
Rosa’s Thai Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
150 m
The Athenian Greek Street Food Ltd Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 8, 2022
150 m
Big Mammas Pizza and Chicken Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
March 4, 2021
168 m
Elachi SE23 Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
168 m
Golden City Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 1, 2017
168 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SE23 1AR - Data from Apr 2022

Forest Hill Fire Station Bus Stop/Station 197 m
Forest Hill Fire Station Bus Stop/Station 237 m
Brockley Park Bus Stop/Station 291 m
Stanstead Road Colfe Road Bus Stop/Station 291 m
Brockley Park Bus Stop/Station 318 m
Lewisham DLR Station Metro/Tram 3.29 km
Lewisham DLR Station Metro/Tram 3.3 km
Lewisham DLR Station Metro/Tram 3.32 km
Forest Hill Rail Station Rail 561 m
Honor Oak Park Rail Station Rail 658 m
Forest Hill Rail Station Rail 685 m
Greenwich Pier Ferry 5.1 km
Greenwich Pier Ferry 5.11 km
Masthouse Terrace Pier Ferry 5.12 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 32.68 km
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal Air 32.83 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 32.91 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SE23 1AR - Data from Dec 2021

Oak of Honor Hill Hill Or Mountain 797 m
Honor Oak Woodland Or Forest 860 m
Dulwich Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.05 km
Sydenham Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.22 km
Intermediate Lake Inland Water 2.7 km
Dulwich Upper Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.14 km
Stumpshill Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.15 km
Green Dale Fields Urban Greenspace 3.16 km
Lower Lake Inland Water 3.21 km
Holly Grove Shrubbery Woodland Or Forest 3.37 km
Westow Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.43 km
Ash Plantation Woodland Or Forest 3.76 km
Knight's Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.83 km
Croydon Canal Inland Water 4.04 km
Convent Wood Woodland Or Forest 4.38 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SE23 1AR - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 72.8 Mbps 52.7 Mbps 80 Mbps
Upload 19.5 Mbps 12.5 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 7 0.7
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 17.2 1.4
30-300 Mbps 100% 68.5 17.2
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

56 meters consuming 529,833 kWh - mean 9,461 kWh : median 8,900 kWh

Electricity Consumption

56 meters consuming 138,703 kWh - mean 2,477 kWh : median 2,105 kWh

Energy usage data for SE23 1AR - Data from 2020


Country England
County Inner London
Latitude 51.44404900
Longitude -0.04691000
OS Easting 535830
OS Northing 0173482
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

Metropolitan Police


Westminster Parliamentary
Lewisham, Deptford
Electoral Ward Crofton Park
Local Authority District Lewisham
Region / Government Office Region London
European Electoral Region London
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: London
Local Learning and Skills Council London East

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E09000023
Travel To Work Area London


NHS England Region London
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance South East London
Strategic Health Authority
Sustainability and Transformation
Our Healthier South East London
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS South East London CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Ethnicity central
Group: Aspirational techies
Subgroup: Established tech workers
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Lewisham BUASD
Workplace Zone E33035297
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Lewisham 019
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Lewisham 019D
Output Area / Small Area 3D2