Postcode WD17 1RY (Watford)

Map showing WD17 1RY and nearby postcodes

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

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

The closest road name to WD17 1RY is West Street which is centered 29 m away.

The nearest bus stop is West Street and is 52 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, 274 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 1RY (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 1RY is The White Lion and is 46 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 48 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on September 24, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 89.5 Mbps and an average upload speed of 11.2 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.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.4 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.2 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

West Street 29 m
Nascot Street 65 m
Keston Mews 100 m
Denmark Street 137 m
Canterbury Road 143 m
Wellington Road 161 m
Stamford Road 161 m
Nascot Road 164 m
Malden Road 173 m
Station Road 177 m
Terrace Gardens 181 m
Nascot Place 183 m
Westland Road 210 m
Bridle Path 211 m
Verulam Passage 212 m


Information about the postcode WD17 1RY

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 1RY - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
539 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
549 m
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
623 m
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
820 m
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
946 m
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.01 km
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
1.08 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.11 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.23 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.25 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.34 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.35 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.4 km
Beechfield School 1.45 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.51 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.51 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.59 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.66 km
Highwood Primary School Good
(November 21, 2017)
1.75 km
Parkgate Infants' and Nursery School Good
(July 6, 2018)
1.76 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
The White Lion Pub/bar/nightclub 4
January 29, 2020
46 m
Square Pizza House Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 24, 2021
48 m
Who's Next Retailers - other 4
November 2, 2020
48 m
Lemongrass Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 24, 2022
91 m
Express Food Centre Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 7, 2017
123 m
Funky Flavours Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
February 6, 2020
123 m
Groszek Retailers - other 4
July 17, 2019
123 m
Junction Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
June 4, 2021
123 m
Mithunn Convenience Store Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 15, 2019
123 m
Upper Crust Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 9, 2020
176 m
Authentic Thai Cuisine, Nascot Arms Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
October 15, 2019
179 m
Nascot Arms Pub/bar/nightclub 4
October 23, 2017
179 m
Watford United Synagogue Other catering premises 4
February 16, 2018
182 m
Nanas Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 11, 2020
212 m
Riddhi's Retailers - other 3
July 20, 2020
212 m
Holiday Inn Express London, Watford Junction Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
August 10, 2021
214 m
Tremona Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 29, 2022
230 m
Gather & Gather By CH&CO Catering Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 27, 2021
253 m
Southern Cross Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
December 2, 2019
257 m
O'Neills Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 26, 2019
285 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

West Street Bus Stop/Station 52 m
West Street Bus Stop/Station 81 m
Southern Cross PH Bus Stop/Station 256 m
Railway Bridge Bus Stop/Station 275 m
Southern Cross PH Bus Stop/Station 286 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 274 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 281 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.38 km
London Luton Airport Air 24.11 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.21 km

Nearby Nature

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

Watford Pond Inland Water 523 m
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.62 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.68 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.79 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.92 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.93 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 2.07 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.07 km
The Dell Valley 2.14 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.18 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.33 km
Berrygrove Woodland Or Forest 2.44 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.74 km
Whippendell Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.04 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 3.05 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 107 Mbps 89.5 Mbps 205 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 11.2 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% 16 1
30-300 Mbps 0% 92.5 11.7
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Gas Consumption

28 meters consuming 248,296 kWh - mean 8,868 kWh : median 6,148 kWh

Electricity Consumption

28 meters consuming 40,444 kWh - mean 1,444 kWh : median 1,396 kWh

Energy usage data for WD17 1RY - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66370900
Longitude -0.40085400
OS Easting 510698
OS Northing 0197313
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: 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 E33027597
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 007
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 007C
Output Area / Small Area 4C3