Postcode SP7 0AB (Dorset)

Map showing SP7 0AB and nearby postcodes

The postcode SP7 0AB is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SP7 0AB is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SP7 0AB is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 2.9 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 SP7 0AB as Rural residents > Ageing rural dwellers > Rural employment and retirees.

The closest road name to SP7 0AB is Cherry Orchard Lane which is centered 46 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Little Frys and is 184 m away. The closest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station, 4.57 km away.

The closest primary school to SP7 0AB (for ages 11 and under) is The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on March 21, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Shaftesbury School. The last OFSTED inspection on May 17, 2017 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of SP7 0AB is Crown Inn and is 6.6 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on June 30, 2021.

100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Policing for SP7 0AB 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 SP7 0AB and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SP7 0AB, and the approximate distance away.

Cherry Orchard Lane 46 m
B3081 3.94 km
B3091 4.38 km
A357 11.38 km
A303 11.44 km
A354 19.75 km
A36 24.99 km
A361 34.48 km
M5 64.21 km
A30 67.78 km
A38 68.79 km


Information about the postcode SP7 0AB

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 SP7 0AB - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury Good
(March 21, 2017)
2.03 km
Port Regis Preparatory School 2.2 km
Motcombe CofE Primary School Good
(November 23, 2017)
2.83 km
Shaftesbury School Good
(May 17, 2017)
2.87 km
Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School Requires improvement
(February 8, 2018)
3.36 km
Stower Provost Community School Requires improvement
(March 27, 2019)
3.45 km
St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School 3.8 km
Gillingham School Good
(July 11, 2017)
4.76 km
Gillingham Primary School Requires improvement
(November 1, 2018)
4.87 km
Wyke Primary School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
5.5 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull Good
(January 17, 2017)
6.09 km
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School 6.23 km
Semley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
6.72 km
Ludwell Primary School 6.84 km
St Gregory's Church of England Primary School, Marnhull Requires improvement
(February 28, 2019)
7.13 km
Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School Good
(February 7, 2018)
7.2 km
Clayesmore Preparatory School 8.26 km
Clayesmore School 8.26 km
Sturminster Newton High School Good
(June 13, 2018)
9.14 km
Yewstock School Outstanding
(January 10, 2017)
9.14 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SP7 0AB - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Urban Larder Ltd Other catering premises 5
Very Good
April 16, 2021
4.02 km
Chartwells (St Marys Catholic Primary School) School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 4, 2021
6.09 km
Royal British Legion Other catering premises Exempt
March 20, 2019
6.11 km
Crown Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 30, 2021
6.6 km
Marnhull Pharmacy Retailers - other Exempt
November 30, 2015
6.78 km
Ivers Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 25, 2022
6.9 km
The Plough Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
March 5, 2019
6.93 km
Chartwells (St Gregorys C Of E Primary School) School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 18, 2021
7.13 km
The Jungle Hut Pre-School School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 22, 2021
7.13 km
Robin Hill Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
March 3, 2022
7.17 km
The Old Bank B&B Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house Exempt
May 30, 2019
7.17 km
Crook & Churn Dairy Manufacturers/packers Exempt
January 20, 2021
7.18 km
Blackmore Vale Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
September 23, 2021
7.24 km
Victoria’s Sponge Cakes Other catering premises 5
Very Good
June 8, 2021
7.24 km
Marnhull Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 23, 2022
7.48 km
Milk Trailer Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
July 23, 2018
7.55 km
Shepherds Store Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 23, 2018
7.7 km
Clayesmore School School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 10, 2020
8.26 km
Hinton St Mary Village Hall Other catering premises Exempt
January 7, 2016
8.33 km
The White Horse, Hinton St Mary Pub/bar/nightclub Awaiting Inspection
8.33 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SP7 0AB - Data from Apr 2022

Little Frys Bus Stop/Station 184 m
Little Frys Bus Stop/Station 193 m
Coles Lane Cross Bus Stop/Station 616 m
Coles Lane Cross Bus Stop/Station 623 m
Coles Lane Farm Bus Stop/Station 1.12 km
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station Rail 4.57 km
Bournemouth International Airport Air 37.54 km
Bristol Airport Air 54.32 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SP7 0AB - Data from Dec 2021

Duncliffe Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.27 km
Duncliffe Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.31 km
Lox Lane Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.81 km
Turnpike Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.81 km
Latchmore Pond Inland Water 1.87 km
Castle Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.88 km
Stoate's Pond Inland Water 1.94 km
Hawker's Hill Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.97 km
Fernbrook Brake Woodland Or Forest 1.98 km
Hawker's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.99 km
Oates Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Lady's Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.29 km
Pottle's Hill Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.34 km
Ryal's Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.38 km
Motcombe House Plantations Woodland Or Forest 2.48 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SP7 0AB - Data from Ofcom 2017

Speed Band
0-2 Mbps 0%
2-5 Mbps 0%
5-10 Mbps 0%
10-30 Mbps 0%
30-300 Mbps 100%
300+ Mbps 0%


Country England
Latitude 51.00232500
Longitude -2.23126500
OS Easting 383869
OS Northing 0122574
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
North Dorset
Electoral Ward Beacon
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 Blandford Forum and Gillingham


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: Ageing rural dwellers
Subgroup: Rural employment and retirees
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural hamlet and isolated dwellings
Built-Up Area (pseudo) England (not covered)
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049463
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
North Dorset 005
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
North Dorset 005D
Output Area / Small Area 1C1