Postcode WD17 3HD (Watford)

Map showing WD17 3HD and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD17 3HD is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD17 3HD is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD17 3HD is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 5.7 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 3HD as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Delayed retirement.

The closest road name to WD17 3HD is Stratford Way which is centered 177 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Stratford Road and is 28 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 808 m away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford Junction Rail Station, 806 m away.

The closest primary school to WD17 3HD (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 3HD is Bistro Burger Ltd @ The Horns Public House and is 398 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on August 4, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from Panda Cuisine and is 526 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Good on September 29, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 181.6 Mbps and an average upload speed of 21.3 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 3.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WD17 3HD 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 3HD and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD17 3HD, and the approximate distance away.

Stratford Way 177 m
Herga Court 205 m
The Avenue 215 m
Dellfield Close 266 m
Woodland Drive 267 m
Orchard Close 274 m
Hyde Road 299 m
Alexandra Road 311 m
Essex Road 313 m
Peace Prospect 371 m
Stratford Road 411 m
Cassiobury Drive 475 m
Langley Road 545 m
Parkside Drive 578 m
Rickmansworth Road 865 m


Information about the postcode WD17 3HD

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 3HD - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
0 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
287 m
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
901 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
908 m
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
912 m
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
913 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
947 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.01 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.08 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.2 km
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
1.35 km
The Watford UTC Good
(March 15, 2017)
1.35 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.47 km
Beechfield School 1.54 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.63 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.7 km
Parkgate Junior School Outstanding
(June 22, 2018)
1.74 km
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
1.75 km
Knutsford Primary Academy 1.76 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.76 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD17 3HD - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
HCL @ Lanchester Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 27, 2019
0 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford Central Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
0 m
Brunswick Court Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
April 29, 2021
150 m
Aramark Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 5, 2019
287 m
Kings Catering Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 28, 2018
302 m
Tremona Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 29, 2022
332 m
Southern Cross Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
December 2, 2019
375 m
Toad Hall Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 25, 2019
397 m
Bistro Burger Ltd @ The Horns Public House Pub/bar/nightclub 4
August 4, 2021
398 m
The Horns Pub/bar/nightclub 4
August 4, 2021
398 m
The Cafe In The Library Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 24, 2017
428 m
Peace Hospice Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
May 11, 2021
482 m
Watford Colosseum Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 9, 2019
499 m
Bakerbee Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 26, 2018
505 m
Italian Wood Fred Pizza Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
526 m
Panda Cuisine Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
September 29, 2021
526 m
Prime Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
February 12, 2022
526 m
Rabbanis Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
January 22, 2020
526 m
The LP Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 2, 2022
526 m
Lemongrass Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 24, 2022
537 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD17 3HD - Data from Apr 2022

Stratford Road Bus Stop/Station 28 m
Stratford Road Bus Stop/Station 65 m
Alexandra Road Bus Stop/Station 128 m
Herga Court Bus Stop/Station 181 m
Stratford Way Bus Stop/Station 255 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 808 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 826 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 900 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 806 m
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 811 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.57 km
London Luton Airport Air 24.31 km
London Stansted Airport Air 52.74 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD17 3HD - Data from Dec 2021

Watford Pond Inland Water 615 m
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.41 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.5 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 1.74 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.84 km
Harebreaks Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.03 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.1 km
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.11 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.2 km
The Dell Valley 2.3 km
Dell Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.57 km
Whippendell Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.57 km
Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.6 km
Wildwoods Woodland Or Forest 2.6 km
Long Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.75 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD17 3HD - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 79.7 Mbps 181.6 Mbps 593 Mbps
Upload 20 Mbps 21.3 Mbps 39 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% - -
30-300 Mbps 0% 69.4 14.8
300+ Mbps 100% 462 37.5

Gas Consumption

8 meters consuming 174,432 kWh - mean 21,804 kWh : median 26,891 kWh

Energy usage data for WD17 3HD - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.66227600
Longitude -0.40831600
OS Easting 510187
OS Northing 0197143
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 Park
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: Urbanites
Group: Ageing urban living
Subgroup: Delayed retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024454
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 008
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 008C
Output Area / Small Area 5B1