Postcode WD17 1RA (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1RA and nearby postcodes

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

WD17 1RA is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 6.4 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 1RA as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Private renting new arrivals.

The closest road name to WD17 1RA is Terrace Gardens which is centered 32 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Railway Bridge and is 66 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.51 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 249 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1RA (for ages 11 and under) is Lanchester Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on July 10, 2019. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Watford Grammar School for Boys. The last OFSTED inspection on October 14, 2021 rated this school as Outstanding

The local pub for residents of WD17 1RA is Nascot Arms and is 168 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on October 23, 2017. The nearest takeaway food is available from Funky Flavours and is 89 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on February 6, 2020.

Residents reported an average download speed of 88.9 Mbps and an average upload speed of 15.4 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 42.9% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 85.7% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.1 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Terrace Gardens 32 m
Nascot Road 134 m
Keston Mews 144 m
Bridle Path 164 m
Stamford Road 164 m
Marri Street 182 m
Nascot Place 189 m
Station Road 191 m
Cole Road 206 m
Bedford Street 219 m
West Street 229 m
Penn Road 232 m
Canterbury Road 248 m
Verulam Passage 251 m
Nascot Street 266 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1RA

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 1RA - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
652 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
706 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
756 m
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
759 m
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
882 m
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
964 m
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.06 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.14 km
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
1.19 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.31 km
Beechfield School 1.31 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.44 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.55 km
Parkgate Infants' and Nursery School Good
(July 6, 2018)
1.55 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.56 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.58 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.63 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.64 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.66 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.81 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Nanas Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 11, 2020
0 m
Riddhi's Retailers - other 3
July 20, 2020
0 m
Express Food Centre Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 7, 2017
89 m
Funky Flavours Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
February 6, 2020
89 m
Groszek Retailers - other 4
July 17, 2019
89 m
Junction Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
June 4, 2021
89 m
Mithunn Convenience Store Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 15, 2019
89 m
Watford United Synagogue Other catering premises 4
February 16, 2018
103 m
Holiday Inn Express London, Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
August 10, 2021
125 m
Square Pizza House Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 24, 2021
165 m
Who's Next Retailers - other 4
November 2, 2020
165 m
Upper Crust Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 9, 2020
168 m
Authentic Thai Cuisine, Nascot Arms Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
October 15, 2019
168 m
Nascot Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 4
October 23, 2017
168 m
Lemongrass Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 24, 2022
170 m
Cassio Pre-school Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Exempt
June 25, 2018
185 m
Dee Dee's Family Diner Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
June 23, 2021
185 m
The White Lion Pub/bar/nightclub 4
January 29, 2020
224 m
Dunnings Bar And Restaurant Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
January 31, 2017
230 m
O'Neills Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 26, 2019
253 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Railway Bridge Bus Stop/Station 66 m
Railway Bridge Bus Stop/Station 80 m
West Street Bus Stop/Station 215 m
West Street Bus Stop/Station 240 m
Watford Junction Railway Station Bus Stop/Station 284 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.51 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.52 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.6 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 249 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 260 m
Watford North Rail Station Rail 1.3 km
London Luton Airport Air 23.92 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.03 km

Nearby Nature

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

Watford Pond Inland Water 719 m
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.68 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.79 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 1.9 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.08 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 2.11 km
The Dell Valley 2.27 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.27 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.35 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.42 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.82 km
Whippendell Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.11 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 3.13 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 73.9 Mbps 88.9 Mbps 205 Mbps
Upload 19.5 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 21 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% 15.3 1
30-300 Mbps 42.9% 107.3 19
300+ Mbps 42.9% - -

Gas Consumption

15 meters consuming 108,544 kWh - mean 7,236 kWh : median 6,356 kWh

Energy usage data for WD17 1RA - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66538000
Longitude -0.39939300
OS Easting 510795
OS Northing 0197501
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 Nascot Park ED
Electoral Ward Nascot
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 E33027599
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 007
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 007C
Output Area / Small Area 4A2