Postcode WD17 1BH (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1BH and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD17 1BH is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in March 2008 and is an active postcode. WD17 1BH is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD17 1BH 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 WD17 1BH as Ethnicity central > Aspirational techies > New EU tech workers.

The closest road name to WD17 1BH is Woodford Road which is centered 33 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Watford Junction Railway Station and is 16 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.58 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 203 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1BH (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 WD17 1BH is The Wellington Arms and is 35 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on September 3, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from Ocean World Fish N Chips and is 198 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on September 18, 2019.

Residents reported an average download speed of 58.7 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.5 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.5 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WD17 1BH 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 WD17 1BH and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD17 1BH, and the approximate distance away.

Woodford Road 33 m
Orphanage Road 145 m
Shady Lane 148 m
St John's Road 179 m
Westland Road 215 m
Verulam Passage 215 m
Keele Close 224 m
Hallam Close 243 m
Reeds Crescent 245 m
Sotheron Road 246 m
Clarendon Road 254 m
Canterbury Road 269 m
Wellington Road 272 m
Station Road 274 m
Queens Road 281 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1BH

Introduction March 2008
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 WD17 1BH - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
369 m
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
676 m
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
740 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
771 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
884 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.05 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.16 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.18 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.24 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.29 km
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.33 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.39 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.4 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.43 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.44 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.52 km
Longwood School Good
(June 20, 2019)
1.65 km
Beechfield School 1.76 km
Parkgate Infants' and Nursery School Good
(July 6, 2018)
1.85 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.87 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD17 1BH - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Premier News Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
October 8, 2021
35 m
The Wellington Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 3
September 3, 2021
35 m
KPMG Staff Restaurant And Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 20, 2018
73 m
TJX Europe Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 14, 2019
85 m
Holiday Inn London - Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
March 4, 2019
133 m
Gather & Gather By CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
160 m
Ocean World Fish N Chips Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 18, 2019
198 m
Queens Road Mini Mart Retailers - other 4
July 2, 2018
198 m
J D Wetherspoon Plc Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 16, 2020
203 m
O'Neills Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 26, 2019
213 m
The Cooperative Childcare Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 18, 2019
213 m
AMT Coffee Watford Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
March 3, 2020
219 m
Giardino 14 Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 8, 2018
219 m
Platform Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
October 30, 2019
219 m
Puccinos Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 19, 2019
219 m
W H Smith Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 2, 2020
219 m
Estcourt Tavern Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
October 15, 2019
239 m
Mahrosh Limited Mobile caterer 4
July 1, 2019
260 m
15 Marketing Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 22, 2021
269 m
Upper Crust Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 9, 2020
294 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD17 1BH - Data from Apr 2022

Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 16 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 64 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 118 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 123 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 136 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.58 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.6 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.68 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 203 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 213 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.08 km
London Luton Airport Air 24.27 km
London Stansted Airport Air 51.98 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD17 1BH - Data from Dec 2021

Watford Pond Inland Water 515 m
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.23 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.26 km
The Dell Valley 1.83 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 1.85 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.96 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 2.19 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.2 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.37 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.48 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 2.67 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.72 km
Bushey Pond Inland Water 2.72 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD17 1BH - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 66.8 Mbps 58.7 Mbps 79.66 Mbps
Upload 20 Mbps 16.5 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 5 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 18 1
30-300 Mbps 0% 69.1 19.9
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Electricity Consumption

24 meters consuming 110,549 kWh - mean 4,606 kWh : median 4,734 kWh

Energy usage data for WD17 1BH - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66204800
Longitude -0.39554300
OS Easting 511071
OS Northing 0197137
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 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 E33024438
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 009
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 009C
Output Area / Small Area 3D1