Postcode WD17 1QW (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1QW and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD17 1QW is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD17 1QW is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD17 1QW 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 1QW as Multicultural metropolitans > Asian traits > Inner city ethnic mix.

The closest road name to WD17 1QW is Monmouth Road which is centered 22 m away.

The nearest bus stop is St John's Road and is 103 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.32 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 410 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1QW (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 1QW is Watford Ex Service & Social Club and is 176 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Needs Major Improvement on February 14, 2022. The nearest takeaway food is available from Tops Pizza and is 202 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on February 27, 2020.

Residents reported an average download speed of 100.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.3 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 73.3% 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 2.7 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Monmouth Road 22 m
Albert Road North 75 m
Clarendon Road 111 m
Albert Road South 123 m
St John's Road 128 m
Shady Lane 204 m
Gaumont Approach 209 m
Franklin Road 211 m
Gartlet Road 222 m
Westland Road 256 m
Estcourt Road 266 m
Cross Street 274 m
Woodford Road 315 m
Halsey Road 322 m
Sutton Road 353 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1QW

Introduction October 2000
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 1QW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
207 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
530 m
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
673 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
714 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
768 m
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
965 m
Watford Grammar School for Girls 984 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
998 m
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.09 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.23 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.24 km
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.36 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.41 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.45 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.59 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.68 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.7 km
Longwood School Good
(June 20, 2019)
1.75 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.79 km
Beechfield School 1.87 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Sainsbury's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
August 10, 2021
155 m
15 Marketing Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 22, 2021
161 m
Watford Ex Service & Social Club Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
February 14, 2022
176 m
Woody's Express Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 4, 2021
201 m
143 Bar Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
January 22, 2020
202 m
Iceland Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
July 12, 2018
202 m
Laser Planet Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 24, 2018
202 m
Marcels Pub/bar/nightclub Awaiting Inspection
202 m
Pryzm Pub/bar/nightclub Awaiting Inspection
202 m
Steinbeck And Shaw @ PRYZM Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
March 3, 2020
202 m
The Pond Post Office Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 13, 2019
202 m
Tops Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
February 27, 2020
202 m
Tops Royal Cuisine Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
June 17, 2021
202 m
Coombs Catering Partnership Ltd School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 23, 2022
207 m
Creams Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
September 30, 2021
210 m
TJX Europe Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 14, 2019
216 m
Estcourt Tavern Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
October 15, 2019
218 m
Italian Wood Fred Pizza Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
219 m
Panda Cuisine Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
September 29, 2021
219 m
Prime Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
February 12, 2022
219 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

St John's Road Bus Stop/Station 103 m
Beechen Grove North Bus Stop/Station 107 m
St John's Road Bus Stop/Station 138 m
Beechen Grove North Bus Stop/Station 153 m
Clarendon Road Bus Stop/Station 249 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.32 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.34 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.42 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 410 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 415 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 961 m
London Luton Airport Air 24.49 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.26 km

Nearby Nature

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

Watford Pond Inland Water 221 m
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.39 km
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.43 km
The Dell Valley 1.72 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.77 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.93 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.15 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.34 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.35 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.41 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.5 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.55 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 2.65 km
Lower Haydon Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.68 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 78.9 Mbps 100.6 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 19.5 Mbps 16.3 Mbps 36 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% 20 1
30-300 Mbps 26.7% 89.9 16
300+ Mbps 73.3% 331 36

Gas Consumption

17 meters consuming 302,314 kWh - mean 17,783 kWh : median 15,532 kWh

Energy usage data for WD17 1QW - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66017400
Longitude -0.39855800
OS Easting 510867
OS Northing 0196924
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: Asian traits
Subgroup: Inner city ethnic mix
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33027609
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 009
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 009C
Output Area / Small Area 4C3