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Coordinates: 51°39′18″N 0°23′53″W / 51.655°N 0.398°W / 51.655; -0.398

Watford postcode area
WD is located in United Kingdom
WD
Postcode area WD
Postcode area name Watford
Post towns 7
Postcode districts 13
Postcode sectors 69
Postcodes (live) 7,704
Postcodes (total) 14,552
Statistics as at October 2006 [1]

The WD postcode area, also known as the Watford postcode area[2], is a group of 13 postal districts around the town of Watford in Hertfordshire, England. The main sorting office is in Watford (Ascot Road WD18) and it is divided into seven post towns.

The WD3 district also covers the north western extremity of London - a small and mostly unpopulated protrusion of Harefield in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It also extends into the Chiltern district of Buckinghamshire to include the village of Chenies.

Contents

Coverage

The approximate coverage of the postal districts:

Postal district Post town Coverage Local authority
WD3 RICKMANSWORTH Batchworth Heath, Chandlers Cross, Chenies, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Heronsgate, Loudwater, Maple Cross, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Sarratt, West Hyde Three Rivers, London Borough of Hillingdon, Chiltern
WD4 KINGS LANGLEY Bucks Hill, Chipperfield, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley Dacorum, Three Rivers
WD5 ABBOTS LANGLEY Bedmond, Abbots Langley Three Rivers
WD6 BOREHAMWOOD Borehamwood, Elstree, Well End Hertsmere
WD7 RADLETT Shenley, Radlett Hertsmere
WD17 WATFORD Watford, Cassiobury, Nascot Wood Watford
WD18 WATFORD West Watford Watford, Three Rivers
WD19 WATFORD Oxhey, South Oxhey, Carpenders Park Watford, Three Rivers
WD23 BUSHEY Bushey, Bushey Heath Hertsmere, Watford
WD24 WATFORD North Watford Watford
WD25 WATFORD Garston, Aldenham, Leavesden, Letchmore Heath Watford, Hertsmere, Three Rivers

Recoding

In September 2000 districts WD17-18 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 [3]

Adjacent areas

The adjacent postcode areas are (clockwise from east) - EN (Enfield) - HA (Harrow) - UB (Southall) - SL (Slough) - HP (Hemel Hempstead) - AL (St Albans) .
Adjacent postcode areas
AL

HP
WD
EN

SL UB
HA

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Statistics Postcode Directory" (PDF). Office for National Statistics Postcode Directory (November 2006). Office for National Statistics. November 2006. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/geography/downloads/NSPDVersionNotes.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-29.  
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ Royal Mail - Postcode Update 31 (September 2000)
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