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WD postcode area

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Watford
WD is located in the United Kingdom
WD
WD
Coordinates: 51°39′40″N 0°23′24″W / 51.661°N 0.390°W / 51.661; -0.390
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
WD
Postcode area name
Watford
Post towns7
Postcode districts14
Postcode sectors70
Postcodes (live)7,344
Postcodes (total)15,889
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The WD postcode area, also known as the Watford postcode area,[2] is a group of eleven postcode districts in Greater London and Hertfordshire , within seven post towns. These cover north west London (Hillingdon) and south-west Hertfordshire (including Watford, Rickmansworth, Borehamwood, Kings Langley, Abbots Langley, Bushey and Radlett), plus very small parts of Buckinghamshire.

Mail for this area is sorted at the Home Counties North Mail Centre in Hemel Hempstead, having been sorted at the Watford Mail Centre until its closure in 2011.[3] The area covered includes all of Borough of Watford, most of the Three Rivers district, the London Borough of Hillingdon the western part of the Hertsmere district. WD3 also covers the village of Chenies in Buckinghamshire, plus a small protrusion of Harefield in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
WD3 RICKMANSWORTH Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Loudwater, Mill End, Maple Cross, Sarratt, Batchworth, Chenies, Harefield (part), West Hyde, Heronsgate, Chandler's Cross Three Rivers, Buckinghamshire, Hillingdon
WD4 KINGS LANGLEY Kings Langley, Chipperfield, Hunton Bridge, Rucklers Lane, Bucks Hill Dacorum, Three Rivers
WD5 ABBOTS LANGLEY Abbots Langley, Bedmond Three Rivers, St Albans
WD6 BOREHAMWOOD Borehamwood, Elstree, Well End Hertsmere
WD7 RADLETT Radlett, Shenley Hertsmere, St Albans
WD17 WATFORD Watford town centre, Cassiobury, Nascot Wood Watford
WD18 WATFORD West Watford, Holywell Watford
WD19 WATFORD Oxhey, South Oxhey, Carpenders Park Three Rivers, Watford
WD23 BUSHEY Bushey, Bushey Heath Hertsmere, Watford
WD24 WATFORD North Watford Watford
WD25 WATFORD Garston, Leavesden, Aldenham, Letchmore Heath Watford, Hertsmere, Three Rivers, St Albans
WD99 WATFORD Jobcentre Plus non-geographic

Recoding

In September 2000 districts WD17-19 and WD23-25 were created from the recoding of the WD1 and WD2 districts. BUSHEY is a new post town; having previously been part of the WD2 district of WATFORD. This was due to postcode exhaustion of WD1 and WD2 [4] Another reason for the postcode revision was the old WD2 area included Bushey with North Watford. Bushey was to all intents a section of Watford sorting office; up until 2000, all mail for WD2 was cut and tipped at Watford office. In order to change this, new codes were created to enable direct bags to be opened at Bushey delivery office.

Map

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WD postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.AL postcode areaEN postcode areaHA postcode areaHP postcode areaN postcode areaNW postcode areaSL postcode areaUB postcode area
WD postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby AL, EN, HA, HP, NW, SL and UB postcode areas.

See also

References

  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ Pickard, Michael (1 December 2010). "Strikes 'ruled out' after Royal Mail closes Watford depot". Watford Observer. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ Royal Mail - Postcode Update 31 (September 2000)

External links

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