Postcode WD17 1RN (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1RN and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD17 1RN is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD17 1RN is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

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

The closest road name to WD17 1RN is Wellington Road which is centered 59 m away.

The nearest bus stop is West Street and is 89 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.3 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 269 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1RN (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 1RN is The White Lion and is 111 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on January 29, 2020. The nearest takeaway food is available from Square Pizza House and is 189 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on September 24, 2021.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Wellington Road 59 m
Franklin Road 74 m
Westland Road 111 m
Canterbury Road 113 m
West Street 119 m
Nascot Street 156 m
Malden Road 179 m
Shady Lane 183 m
Verulam Passage 188 m
Station Road 197 m
Albert Road North 203 m
St John's Road 218 m
Denmark Street 230 m
Keston Mews 246 m
Essex Road 251 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1RN

Introduction October 2000
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
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 WD17 1RN - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
478 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
495 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
563 m
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
857 m
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
939 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
978 m
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.09 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.13 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.15 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.25 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.28 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.31 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.36 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.47 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.51 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.6 km
Beechfield School 1.6 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.68 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.73 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.79 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
The White Lion Pub/bar/nightclub 4
January 29, 2020
111 m
Watford Ex Service & Social Club Pub/bar/nightclub 1
Needs Major Improvement
February 14, 2022
153 m
Gather & Gather By CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
182 m
Square Pizza House Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 24, 2021
189 m
Who's Next Retailers - other 4
November 2, 2020
189 m
Holiday Inn London - Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
March 4, 2019
192 m
Upper Crust Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 9, 2020
214 m
Lemongrass Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 24, 2022
238 m
Express Food Centre Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 7, 2017
248 m
Funky Flavours Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
February 6, 2020
248 m
Groszek Retailers - other 4
July 17, 2019
248 m
Junction Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
June 4, 2021
248 m
Mithunn Convenience Store Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 15, 2019
248 m
KPMG Staff Restaurant And Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
December 20, 2018
252 m
TJX Europe Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 14, 2019
259 m
Holiday Inn Express London, Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
August 10, 2021
276 m
O'Neills Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 26, 2019
280 m
The Cooperative Childcare Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 18, 2019
280 m
Kings Catering Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 28, 2018
287 m
Italian Wood Fred Pizza Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
299 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

West Street Bus Stop/Station 89 m
West Street Bus Stop/Station 117 m
Beechen Grove North Bus Stop/Station 239 m
Town Hall Bus Stop/Station 242 m
Beechen Grove North Bus Stop/Station 246 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.3 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.31 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.4 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 269 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 271 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.24 km
London Luton Airport Air 24.24 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.24 km

Nearby Nature

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

Watford Pond Inland Water 389 m
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.55 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.57 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.91 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.91 km
The Dell Valley 2 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.04 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.07 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 2.09 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.18 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.39 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.61 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 2.91 km
Lower Haydon Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.95 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66245300
Longitude -0.40018400
OS Easting 510749
OS Northing 0197175
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 E33024938
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 009
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 009C
Output Area / Small Area 4C3