Postcode WD1 8BW (Watford) Terminated July 2000

Map showing WD1 8BW and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD1 8BW is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in January 1980 and terminated in July 2000.WD1 8BW is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD1 8BW is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 2.2 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 8BW as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Social renting young families.

The closest road name to WD1 8BW is Chesham Way which is centered 257 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Goodwin House and is 98 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.07 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.04 km away.

The closest primary school to WD1 8BW (for ages 11 and under) is St Anthony's Catholic Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on September 22, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Westfield Academy. The last OFSTED inspection on December 11, 2019 rated this school as Good

The nearest takeaway food is available from The Viking and is 337 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on January 10, 2020.

Policing for WD1 8BW 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 8BW and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD1 8BW, and the approximate distance away.

Chesham Way 257 m
Croxley View 262 m
Ascot Road 399 m
Tolpits Lane 1 km
A4145 1 km
A404 3.82 km
A411 7.33 km
A412 8.29 km
A5183 14.01 km
M25 19.23 km
A46 111.2 km
M4 120.05 km
M1 120.82 km
A41 124.18 km
A40 156.13 km


Information about the postcode WD1 8BW

Introduction January 1980
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 8BW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
0 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
101 m
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
232 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
408 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
883 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
900 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.04 km
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.05 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.37 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.47 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.55 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.67 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.7 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.81 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.89 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.89 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.91 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.99 km
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
2.04 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
2.06 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD1 8BW - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
0 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
101 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
102 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
102 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
232 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
232 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
259 m
Small World Community Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 27, 2020
268 m
Cafe West @ West Watford Free Church Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 5, 2019
279 m
Holywell Post Office & Off Licence Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 30, 2012
337 m
McColls Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 17, 2019
337 m
The Viking Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
January 10, 2020
337 m
HCL @ Chessbrook Education Support Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 8, 2018
348 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
389 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
389 m
Holywell Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
408 m
Budgens Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
424 m
The Chase Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
October 26, 2021
424 m
Watford Day Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 3, 2020
424 m
Drink 'N Party Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 10, 2021
434 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD1 8BW - Data from Apr 2022

Goodwin House Bus Stop/Station 98 m
Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 165 m
Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 230 m
Couper House Bus Stop/Station 241 m
High View Bus Stop/Station 324 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.07 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.09 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.11 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.04 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.39 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.4 km
London Luton Airport Air 26 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.24 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD1 8BW - Data from Dec 2021

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 919 m
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.25 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.69 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.75 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.8 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.81 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.02 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.07 km
Round Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.11 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.14 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.21 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2.24 km
The Dell Valley 2.32 km
The Roughs Woodland Or Forest 2.33 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64776900
Longitude -0.42009900
OS Easting 509407
OS Northing 0195512
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
County Electorial Division West Watford ED
Electoral Ward Holywell
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: Multicultural metropolitans
Group: Rented family living
Subgroup: Social renting young families
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33027619
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A1