Postcode SP8 4BS (Dorset)

Map showing SP8 4BS and nearby postcodes

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

SP8 4BS is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.5 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 4BS as Hard-pressed living > Industrious communities > Industrious hardship.

The closest road name to SP8 4BS is Abbott's Way which is centered 18 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Lodbourne Roundabout and is 76 m away. The closest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station, 991 m away.

The closest primary school to SP8 4BS (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 4BS is Walnut Tree Inn and is 4.88 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 5.3 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on January 11, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 43.2 Mbps and an average upload speed of 9.3 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 66.7% 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 1.5 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Abbott's Way 18 m
Lodbourne Gardens 62 m
Coronation Road 80 m
Lodbourne Terrace 91 m
Dewey's Way 98 m
Tomlins Way 111 m
Lodbourne Green 140 m
Tomlins Lane 168 m
Fairey Close 208 m
Hyde Road 226 m
Orchard Road 228 m
Fairey Crescent 237 m
Wavering Lane East 238 m
Queen Street 267 m
Roseberry Gardens 281 m


Information about the postcode SP8 4BS

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 4BS - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Gillingham Primary School Requires improvement
(November 1, 2018)
653 m
Gillingham School Good
(July 11, 2017)
827 m
Wyke Primary School Requires improvement
(May 23, 2018)
868 m
St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School 1.73 km
Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School Good
(February 7, 2018)
1.77 km
Motcombe CofE Primary School Good
(November 23, 2017)
4.69 km
Port Regis Preparatory School 5.01 km
St George's Church of England School, Bourton Outstanding
(February 14, 2013)
5.02 km
Whitesheet Church of England Primary Academy Good
(December 2, 2021)
5.37 km
Stower Provost Community School Requires improvement
(March 27, 2019)
5.38 km
Mere School Good
(March 16, 2017)
5.5 km
The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury Good
(March 21, 2017)
6.96 km
Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School Requires improvement
(February 8, 2018)
7.35 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Marnhull Good
(January 17, 2017)
7.36 km
Shaftesbury School Good
(May 17, 2017)
7.47 km
Semley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
8.51 km
St Gregory's Church of England Primary School, Marnhull Requires improvement
(February 28, 2019)
8.79 km
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary 9.4 km
Wincanton Primary School Good
(February 12, 2020)
9.46 km
Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
10.64 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Lodbourne Roundabout Bus Stop/Station 76 m
Wavering Lane Bus Stop/Station 122 m
Wavering Lane Bus Stop/Station 124 m
Coronation Road Bus Stop/Station 155 m
Fairey Crescent Bus Stop/Station 160 m
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station Rail 991 m
Bournemouth International Airport Air 42.96 km
Bristol Airport Air 48.8 km

Nearby Nature

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

Lodden Lakes Inland Water 1.44 km
Easterley Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.45 km
Little Marsh Wetland 1.69 km
King's Court Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.28 km
Dorey's Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.54 km
Hunger Hill Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.6 km
Palemead Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.82 km
Ring Grove Woodland Or Forest 2.85 km
Whistley Coppice Woodland Or Forest 2.89 km
Muddock's Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.04 km
Bainly Bottom Valley 3.09 km
Hunger Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.39 km
Langham Plantations Woodland Or Forest 3.6 km
Fernbrook Brake Woodland Or Forest 3.72 km
Spear Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.74 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 48.5 Mbps 43.2 Mbps 80 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 9 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 13 1
30-300 Mbps 33.3% 59 13.5
300+ Mbps 66.7% - -

Gas Consumption

12 meters consuming 115,660 kWh - mean 9,638 kWh : median 9,585 kWh

Electricity Consumption

12 meters consuming 46,600 kWh - mean 3,883 kWh : median 3,974 kWh

Energy usage data for SP8 4BS - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 51.04223900
Longitude -2.27812100
OS Easting 380598
OS Northing 0127024
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: Hard-pressed living
Group: Industrious communities
Subgroup: Industrious hardship
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 E33049436
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
North Dorset 001
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
North Dorset 001B
Output Area / Small Area 8A2