Postcode SP8 4AT (Dorset)

Map showing SP8 4AT and nearby postcodes

The postcode SP8 4AT is located in Dorset It was introduced in December 2001 and is an active postcode. SP8 4AT is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SP8 4AT is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.9 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 SP8 4AT as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Self-sufficient retirement.

The closest road name to SP8 4AT is St Mary's Place which is centered 42 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Bus Shelter and is 148 m away. The closest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station, 627 m away.

The closest primary school to SP8 4AT (for ages 11 and under) is Gillingham Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Requires improvement on November 1, 2018. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Gillingham School. The last OFSTED inspection on July 11, 2017 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of SP8 4AT is Walnut Tree Inn and is 5.28 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on February 3, 2020. The nearest takeaway food is available from Mere Fish & Chip Shop and is 5.72 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on January 11, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 75.4 Mbps and an average upload speed of 18.8 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 1.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for SP8 4AT 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 SP8 4AT and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to SP8 4AT, and the approximate distance away.

St Mary's Place 42 m
Le Neubourg Way 58 m
Turners Lane 96 m
South Street 110 m
The Square 113 m
Cypress Way 116 m
Cemetery Road 152 m
Queen Street 168 m
Wyke Street 173 m
Orchard Road 234 m
High Street 239 m
King Edmund Court 246 m
Barnaby Mead 262 m
Church View 289 m
Common Mead Avenue 302 m


Information about the postcode SP8 4AT

Introduction December 2001
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 SP8 4AT - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Gillingham Primary School Requires improvement
(November 1, 2018)
413 m
Wyke Primary School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
667 m
Gillingham School Good
(July 11, 2017)
691 m
St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School 1.43 km
Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School Good
(February 7, 2018)
2.17 km
Motcombe CofE Primary School Good
(November 23, 2017)
4.55 km
Port Regis Preparatory School 4.82 km
Stower Provost Community School Requires improvement
(March 27, 2019)
4.97 km
St George's Church of England School, Bourton Outstanding
(February 14, 2013)
5.31 km
Whitesheet Church of England Primary Academy Good
(December 2, 2021)
5.74 km
Mere School Good
(March 16, 2017)
5.91 km
The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury Good
(March 21, 2017)
6.69 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull Good
(January 17, 2017)
6.97 km
Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School Requires improvement
(February 8, 2018)
7.16 km
Shaftesbury School Good
(May 17, 2017)
7.24 km
St Gregory's Church of England Primary School, Marnhull Requires improvement
(February 28, 2019)
8.39 km
Semley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
8.5 km
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary 9.48 km
Wincanton Primary School Good
(February 12, 2020)
9.53 km
Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
10.48 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from SP8 4AT - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Walnut Tree Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 3, 2020
5.28 km
Angel Corner Tea Room Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 11, 2019
5.68 km
W H Davie & Son Retailers - other 4
November 10, 2021
5.68 km
Bell and Crown Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
August 27, 2020
5.71 km
Mere Fish & Chip Shop Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
January 11, 2019
5.72 km
Rosemary Goddard Day Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Exempt
July 18, 2019
5.74 km
Convenience Shop Retailers - other Exempt
April 26, 2019
5.74 km
Diocese Schools Academy Trust School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 10, 2021
5.74 km
Zeals After Schools Club Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Exempt
February 4, 2019
5.74 km
Visit Hillbrush Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 10, 2021
5.76 km
Waltons of Mere Retailers - other Exempt
February 15, 2019
5.77 km
The George Inn Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
January 11, 2019
5.78 km
Southern Co-operative Limited Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
October 25, 2018
5.79 km
Sprout and Flower Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 29, 2020
5.79 km
Golden Valley Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 8, 2018
5.82 km
Yapp Brothers Wines Retailers - other Exempt
April 24, 2019
5.82 km
Ericourt Inns Ltd Pub/bar/nightclub Awaiting Inspection
August 28, 2019
5.82 km
Mere Fish Farm Retailers - other Exempt
December 1, 2018
5.84 km
Grill and Bake Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
5.84 km
Mere Pre School/Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 9, 2020
5.91 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to SP8 4AT - Data from Apr 2022

Bus Shelter Bus Stop/Station 148 m
Methodist Church Bus Stop/Station 229 m
King Edmund Court Bus Stop/Station 246 m
King Edmund Court Bus Stop/Station 250 m
Waitrose Superstore Bus Stop/Station 312 m
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station Rail 627 m
Bournemouth International Airport Air 42.67 km
Bristol Airport Air 49.13 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to SP8 4AT - Data from Dec 2021

Lodden Lakes Inland Water 1.06 km
Easterley Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.75 km
Little Marsh Wetland 2.05 km
Dorey's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.12 km
Hunger Hill Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.18 km
King's Court Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Palemead Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.63 km
Ring Grove Woodland Or Forest 2.69 km
Muddock's Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.79 km
Hunger Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.97 km
Bainly Bottom Valley 3.13 km
Whistley Coppice Woodland Or Forest 3.16 km
Lox Lane Covert Woodland Or Forest 3.4 km
Fernbrook Brake Woodland Or Forest 3.45 km
Langham Plantations Woodland Or Forest 3.46 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SP8 4AT - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 79.8 Mbps 75.4 Mbps 79.98 Mbps
Upload 19.5 Mbps 18.8 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 100% 75.4 18.8
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

5 meters consuming 42,815 kWh - mean 8,563 kWh : median 7,930 kWh

Energy usage data for SP8 4AT - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 51.03850700
Longitude -2.27805500
OS Easting 380601
OS Northing 0126609
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 Gillingham
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: Urbanites
Group: Ageing urban living
Subgroup: Self-sufficient retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Gillingham (North Dorset) BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33049435
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
North Dorset 001
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
North Dorset 001A
Output Area / Small Area 5B3