Postcode WD17 1BP (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1BP and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD17 1BP is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in June 2009 and is an active postcode. WD17 1BP is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD17 1BP is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.6 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 1BP as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Private renting new arrivals.

The closest road name to WD17 1BP is Watford House Lane which is centered 63 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Clarendon Road and is 36 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.36 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 633 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1BP (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 1BP is The Palace Theatre and is 96 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on October 11, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Hayris Kebab House and is 79 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on May 18, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 50.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 10.7 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

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 WD17 1BP 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 1BP and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Watford House Lane 63 m
Gaumont Approach 137 m
Gartlet Road 152 m
Wells Yard 173 m
Cross Street 181 m
Estcourt Road 198 m
Clarendon Road 218 m
Bentine Lane 228 m
Wilmington Close 229 m
Wellstones 239 m
Earl Street 240 m
Albert Road South 245 m
Monmouth Road 248 m
Beechen Grove 265 m
Sutton Road 269 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1BP

Introduction June 2009
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 1BP - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
110 m
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
469 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
596 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
639 m
Watford Grammar School for Girls 737 m
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
838 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
881 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
900 m
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
986 m
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
1.14 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.21 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.4 km
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.6 km
Longwood School Good
(June 20, 2019)
1.61 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.62 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.65 km
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School Good
(December 2, 2021)
1.7 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.75 km
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
1.84 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.91 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Jurys Inn Watford Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
March 10, 2020
0 m
Hayris Kebab House Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
May 18, 2021
79 m
African Food Retailers - other 1
Needs Major Improvement
November 18, 2021
80 m
Asia Village Retailers - other 4
January 28, 2020
80 m
Aylesbury Fisheries Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
January 3, 2020
80 m
Jumping Jacks Mobile caterer 4
January 8, 2020
80 m
Korean Cup-Bap Other catering premises 4
April 29, 2021
80 m
Little Thailand Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 11, 2022
80 m
Love Falafel Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 15, 2022
80 m
Roti Pan Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
August 18, 2021
80 m
Sushi No Mai Other catering premises 4
January 28, 2020
80 m
Watford Dosa Mobile caterer 4
February 23, 2022
80 m
Wings Factory Retailers - other 5
Very Good
December 3, 2019
80 m
The Palace Theatre Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
October 11, 2018
96 m
Asias Mart Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
March 11, 2020
109 m
B And M Retail Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 25, 2018
109 m
Bee Zee Health & Beauty Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 19, 2021
109 m
Cafe Bianco Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
December 21, 2020
109 m
Greggs Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 6, 2020
109 m
JRC GLOBAL BUFFET Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
109 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Clarendon Road Bus Stop/Station 36 m
Clarendon Road Bus Stop/Station 134 m
St John's Road Bus Stop/Station 166 m
Beechen Grove Bus Stop/Station 175 m
High Street Bus Stop/Station 203 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.36 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.37 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.46 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 633 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 641 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 722 m
London Luton Airport Air 24.72 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.32 km

Nearby Nature

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

Watford Pond Inland Water 270 m
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.28 km
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.39 km
The Dell Valley 1.48 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.52 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.94 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.13 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 2.25 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.36 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 2.44 km
Lower Haydon Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.45 km
Bushey Pond Inland Water 2.54 km
Home Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.58 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 54.8 Mbps 50.8 Mbps 78.13 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 10.7 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 21.4 1.2
30-300 Mbps 100% 63.1 14.7
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Electricity Consumption

22 meters consuming 119,780 kWh - mean 5,445 kWh : median 6,159 kWh

Energy usage data for WD17 1BP - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.65802100
Longitude -0.39757900
OS Easting 510940
OS Northing 0196686
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: Multicultural metropolitans
Group: Rented family living
Subgroup: Private renting new arrivals
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024418
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 009
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 009A
Output Area / Small Area 4A2