Postcode WD1 1AJ (Watford) Terminated July 2000

Map showing WD1 1AJ and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD1 1AJ is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in January 1993 and terminated in July 2000.WD1 1AJ is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD1 1AJ is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.7 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 WD1 1AJ as Ethnicity central > Aspirational techies > New EU tech workers.

The closest road name to WD1 1AJ is Woodford Road which is centered 17 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Watford Junction Railway Station and is 32 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.6 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 162 m away.

The closest primary school to WD1 1AJ (for ages 11 and under) is Watford St John's Church of England Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 6, 2019. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Watford Grammar School for Girls.

The local pub for residents of WD1 1AJ is The Wellington Arms and is 50 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on September 3, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from AMT Coffee Watford and is 175 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on March 3, 2020.

Policing for WD1 1AJ is covered by the Hertfordshire police force association and Hertfordshire is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WD1 1AJ and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD1 1AJ, and the approximate distance away.

Woodford Road 17 m
Orphanage Road 161 m
Shady Lane 162 m
Verulam Passage 188 m
Hallam Close 208 m
Keele Close 209 m
Reeds Crescent 210 m
St John's Road 210 m
Westland Road 212 m
Station Road 244 m
Canterbury Road 253 m
Bridle Path 256 m
Wellington Road 267 m
Sotheron Road 290 m
Clarendon Road 300 m


Information about the postcode WD1 1AJ

Introduction January 1993
Termination July 2000
User Type Large User - allocated to single addresses receiving at least 500 mail items per day

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WD1 1AJ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
417 m
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
634 m
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
784 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
788 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
886 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.09 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.12 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.23 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.29 km
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.3 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.33 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.37 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.39 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.42 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.44 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.54 km
Longwood School Good
(June 20, 2019)
1.67 km
Beechfield School 1.72 km
Parkgate Infants' and Nursery School Good
(July 6, 2018)
1.8 km
Queens' School Good
(September 18, 2019)
1.89 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD1 1AJ - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Premier News Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
October 8, 2021
50 m
The Wellington Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 3
September 3, 2021
50 m
KPMG Staff Restaurant And Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 20, 2018
89 m
TJX Europe Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 14, 2019
116 m
Holiday Inn London - Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
March 4, 2019
135 m
Gather & Gather By CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
146 m
J D Wetherspoon Plc Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 16, 2020
167 m
O'Neills Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 26, 2019
171 m
The Cooperative Childcare Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 18, 2019
171 m
AMT Coffee Watford Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 3, 2020
175 m
Giardino 14 Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 8, 2018
175 m
Platform Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
October 30, 2019
175 m
Puccinos Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 19, 2019
175 m
W H Smith Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 2, 2020
175 m
Ocean World Fish N Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 18, 2019
229 m
Queens Road Mini Mart Retailers - other 4
July 2, 2018
229 m
Upper Crust Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 9, 2020
261 m
Estcourt Tavern Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
October 15, 2019
287 m
Holiday Inn Express London, Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
August 10, 2021
296 m
Hilton Worldwide Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 18, 2018
297 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD1 1AJ - Data from Apr 2022

Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 32 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 36 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 72 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 84 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 92 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.6 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.61 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.7 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 162 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 173 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.12 km
London Luton Airport Air 24.22 km
London Stansted Airport Air 51.95 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD1 1AJ - Data from Dec 2021

Watford Pond Inland Water 549 m
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.23 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.28 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 1.82 km
The Dell Valley 1.87 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.17 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.18 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.18 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 2.21 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.4 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.46 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 2.71 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.71 km
Bushey Pond Inland Water 2.75 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66248000
Longitude -0.39551300
OS Easting 511072
OS Northing 0197185
OS Positional Quality Postcode sector mean, (mainly PO Boxes)

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
County Electorial Division Central Watford & Oxhey ED
Electoral Ward Central
Local Authority District Watford
Region / Government Office Region East of England
European Electoral Region Eastern
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Hertfordshire
Local Learning and Skills Council Hertfordshire

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E07000103
Travel To Work Area Luton


NHS England Region East of England
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance East of England - South
Strategic Health Authority
East of England
Sustainability and Transformation
Hertfordshire and West Essex
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Herts Valleys CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Ethnicity central
Group: Aspirational techies
Subgroup: New EU tech workers
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024442
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 009
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 009C
Output Area / Small Area 3D1