Postcode WD23 1AW (Hertsmere)

Map showing WD23 1AW and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD23 1AW is located in Hertsmere, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD23 1AW is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD23 1AW is one of the least deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 8.6 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 WD23 1AW as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Delayed retirement.

The closest road name to WD23 1AW is Woodpecker Close which is centered 42 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Merry Hill Road and is 320 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 3.8 km away at Stanmore Underground Station The closest railway station is Carpenders Park Rail Station, 2.42 km away.

The closest primary school to WD23 1AW (for ages 11 and under) is Ashfield Junior School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on February 8, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Bushey Meads School. The last OFSTED inspection on November 13, 2019 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of WD23 1AW is Three Crowns and is 464 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on April 4, 2019. The nearest takeaway food is available from Bushey Fish Bar and is 295 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on March 12, 2020.

Residents reported an average download speed of 67.1 Mbps and an average upload speed of 7.6 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 4.1 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WD23 1AW 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 WD23 1AW and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD23 1AW, and the approximate distance away.

Woodpecker Close 42 m
Whomsoever Lane 100 m
Robinson Crescent 113 m
Wren Crescent 119 m
Goldcrest Way 156 m
Partridge Close 176 m
Swallow Close 211 m
Ash Hill Close 212 m
The Comyns 218 m
Thorn Avenue 230 m
Rose Lawn 247 m
Larken Drive 284 m
Larken Close 293 m
Allard Crescent 295 m
Beamish Drive 302 m


Information about the postcode WD23 1AW

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 WD23 1AW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Merry Hill Infant School and Nursery Outstanding
(March 17, 2009)
373 m
Ashfield Junior School Good
(February 8, 2017)
555 m
St Margaret's School 736 m
Bushey Heath Primary School Outstanding
(March 26, 2009)
799 m
Hartsbourne Primary School 838 m
St Hilda's School 858 m
Avanti House Primary School Good
(December 5, 2019)
1.29 km
Little Reddings Primary School Good
(November 10, 2016)
1.4 km
Immanuel College 1.42 km
Meadow Wood School Good
(March 14, 2017)
1.48 km
Bushey Meads School Good
(November 13, 2019)
1.57 km
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Nursery Good
(October 10, 2017)
1.62 km
Falconer School Good
(March 4, 2020)
1.71 km
The Grange Academy 1.71 km
Bournehall Primary School Outstanding
(November 27, 2014)
1.71 km
St Meryl School Good
(June 9, 2021)
1.86 km
Bushey Manor Junior School Good
(February 12, 2020)
2.08 km
Bentley Wood High School Outstanding
(May 11, 2012)
2.31 km
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School Good
(December 2, 2021)
2.33 km
Bromet Primary School Good
(January 13, 2022)
2.57 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD23 1AW - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Bushey Fish Bar Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
March 12, 2020
295 m
Merry Hill Infants School School/college/university 5
Very Good
February 1, 2022
373 m
Bushey & District Synagogue Other catering premises 4
October 11, 2018
422 m
Bushey Gan Nursery And Pre-School School/college/university 4
September 11, 2019
422 m
Three Crowns Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
April 4, 2019
464 m
Bushey Food And Wine Retailers - other 4
June 20, 2017
528 m
Jessica's Mini Supermarket Retailers - other 4
June 2, 2017
528 m
Ashfield Junior Mixed School School/college/university 5
Very Good
May 15, 2019
555 m
Bushey News Retailers - other Exempt
September 1, 2016
582 m
Quantum Care Limited Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
July 16, 2019
643 m
Hartsbourne Country Club Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 2, 2019
659 m
Heath Pharmacy Retailers - other Exempt
July 30, 2012
685 m
Morrisons Daily Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 10, 2018
685 m
Olivios Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
March 5, 2020
685 m
Sea Pebbles Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 28, 2019
685 m
Sekushi Other catering premises 4
October 20, 2021
685 m
The Kelman Deli Manufacturers/packers 5
Very Good
February 5, 2020
685 m
Toulous Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
October 9, 2019
685 m
Waffle House Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 1
Needs Major Improvement
May 10, 2021
685 m
Wenzels The Bakers Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 8, 2018
685 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD23 1AW - Data from Apr 2022

Merry Hill Road Bus Stop/Station 320 m
Merry Hill Road Bus Stop/Station 347 m
Three Crowns PH Bus Stop/Station 394 m
The Royal Oak PH Bus Stop/Station 409 m
Three Crowns PH Bus Stop/Station 459 m
Stanmore Underground Station Metro/Tram 3.8 km
Stanmore Underground Station Metro/Tram 3.81 km
Stanmore Underground Station Metro/Tram 3.82 km
Carpenders Park Rail Station Rail 2.42 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.5 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.5 km
London Luton Airport Air 27.27 km
London Stansted Airport Air 51.01 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD23 1AW - Data from Dec 2021

Warren Lake Inland Water 443 m
Little Hartsbourne Wood Woodland Or Forest 614 m
Merry Hill Hill Or Mountain 683 m
Levels Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.19 km
Upper Haydon Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.35 km
Rectory Pond Inland Water 1.42 km
Harrow Weald Common Woodland Or Forest 1.44 km
Grimsdyke Open Space Woodland Or Forest 1.45 km
Bushey Pond Inland Water 1.5 km
Home Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.53 km
Mutton Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.54 km
Weald Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.6 km
Haydon Hill Pond Inland Water 1.6 km
Stanmore Common Woodland Or Forest 1.7 km
Lower Haydon Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.71 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD23 1AW - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 64.4 Mbps 67.1 Mbps 107 Mbps
Upload 8 Mbps 7.6 Mbps 10 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% 67.2 7.6
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Gas Consumption

7 meters consuming 186,948 kWh - mean 26,707 kWh : median 30,847 kWh

Electricity Consumption

6 meters consuming 24,116 kWh - mean 4,019 kWh : median 3,674 kWh

Energy usage data for WD23 1AW - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.63513300
Longitude -0.35254900
OS Easting 514112
OS Northing 0194210
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 Bushey South ED
Electoral Ward Bushey Heath
Local Authority District Hertsmere
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 E07000098
Travel To Work Area London


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 Bushey BUASD
Workplace Zone E33027321
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Hertsmere 013
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Hertsmere 013C
Output Area / Small Area 5B1