Postcode SP8 4BJ (Dorset)

Map showing SP8 4BJ and nearby postcodes

The postcode SP8 4BJ is located in Dorset It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. SP8 4BJ is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

SP8 4BJ is one of the least deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 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 SP8 4BJ as Rural residents > Rural tenants > Ageing rural flat tenants.

The closest road name to SP8 4BJ is Tomlins Lane which is centered 43 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Coronation Road and is 96 m away. The closest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station, 901 m away.

The closest primary school to SP8 4BJ (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 4BJ is Walnut Tree Inn and is 5.06 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 5.47 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on January 11, 2019.

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

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.9 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.6 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Tomlins Lane 43 m
Orchard Road 49 m
Tomlins Way 92 m
Dewey's Way 102 m
Cemetery Road 144 m
Coronation Road 161 m
King Edmund Court 162 m
Cypress Way 168 m
Abbott's Way 172 m
Turners Lane 188 m
Rolls Bridge Lane 193 m
Hyde Road 196 m
Queen Street 201 m
Le Neubourg Way 229 m
Lodbourne Gardens 246 m


Information about the postcode SP8 4BJ

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 SP8 4BJ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Gillingham Primary School Requires improvement
(November 1, 2018)
623 m
Wyke Primary School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
685 m
Gillingham School Good
(July 11, 2017)
853 m
St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School 1.69 km
Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School Good
(February 7, 2018)
1.9 km
Motcombe CofE Primary School Good
(November 23, 2017)
4.73 km
Port Regis Preparatory School 5.03 km
St George's Church of England School, Bourton Outstanding
(February 14, 2013)
5.05 km
Stower Provost Community School Requires improvement
(March 27, 2019)
5.23 km
Whitesheet Church of England Primary Academy Good
(December 2, 2021)
5.46 km
Mere School Good
(March 16, 2017)
5.68 km
The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury Good
(March 21, 2017)
6.94 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull Good
(January 17, 2017)
7.18 km
Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School Requires improvement
(February 8, 2018)
7.37 km
Shaftesbury School Good
(May 17, 2017)
7.47 km
St Gregory's Church of England Primary School, Marnhull Requires improvement
(February 28, 2019)
8.6 km
Semley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
8.61 km
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary 9.32 km
Wincanton Primary School Good
(February 12, 2020)
9.38 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 4BJ - Data from Apr 2022

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Coronation Road Bus Stop/Station 96 m
Coronation Road Bus Stop/Station 97 m
King Edmund Court Bus Stop/Station 114 m
King Edmund Court Bus Stop/Station 119 m
Lodbourne Roundabout Bus Stop/Station 230 m
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station Rail 901 m
Bournemouth International Airport Air 42.93 km
Bristol Airport Air 48.86 km

Nearby Nature

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

Lodden Lakes Inland Water 1.34 km
Easterley Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.64 km
Little Marsh Wetland 1.77 km
King's Court Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
Dorey's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
Hunger Hill Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.44 km
Ring Grove Woodland Or Forest 2.68 km
Palemead Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.84 km
Muddock's Copse Woodland Or Forest 2.86 km
Whistley Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.91 km
Bainly Bottom Valley 2.99 km
Hunger Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.23 km
Langham Plantations Woodland Or Forest 3.44 km
Spear Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.64 km
Lox Lane Covert Woodland Or Forest 3.67 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for SP8 4BJ - 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 0%
300+ Mbps 100%

Gas Consumption

5 meters consuming 60,874 kWh - mean 12,175 kWh : median 11,895 kWh

Electricity Consumption

5 meters consuming 28,910 kWh - mean 5,782 kWh : median 4,895 kWh

Energy usage data for SP8 4BJ - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 51.04082300
Longitude -2.27963800
OS Easting 380491
OS Northing 0126867
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: Rural residents
Group: Rural tenants
Subgroup: Ageing rural flat tenants
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 E33049433
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
North Dorset 001
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
North Dorset 001C
Output Area / Small Area 1B3