Postcode IP18 6LN (East Suffolk)

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The postcode IP18 6LN is located in East Suffolk, in the county of Suffolk. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. IP18 6LN is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

IP18 6LN is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.2 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 IP18 6LN as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Communal retirement.

The closest road name to IP18 6LN is Chester Road which is centered 15 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Market Place and is 267 m away.

The closest primary school to IP18 6LN (for ages 11 and under) is Southwold Primary School.

The local pub for residents of IP18 6LN is Sole Bay Inn and is 96 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Good on October 20, 2021. The nearest takeaway food is available from The Little Fish & Chip Shop and is 217 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on November 17, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 53.5 Mbps and an average upload speed of 12.6 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 2 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for IP18 6LN is covered by the Suffolk police force association and Great Yarmouth and Waveney is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to IP18 6LN and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to IP18 6LN, and the approximate distance away.

Chester Road 15 m
Dunwich Road 55 m
Stradbroke Road 64 m
St James' Green 89 m
East Green 111 m
Cumberland Close 123 m
Cumberland Road 141 m
East Cliff 145 m
Salisbury Road 154 m
Victoria Street 185 m
Trinity Close 200 m
Church Street 202 m
Trinity Street 203 m
Smokehouse Court 209 m
Snowdens Yard 212 m


Information about the postcode IP18 6LN

Introduction January 1980
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 IP18 6LN - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Southwold Primary School 115 m
Reydon Primary School Good
(February 23, 2018)
1.62 km
Saint Felix School 2.01 km
Wenhaston Primary School Good
(January 16, 2020)
8.39 km
Brampton Church of England Primary School Good
(November 3, 2021)
9.31 km
The Old School 9.8 km
Middleton Community Primary School Good
(December 18, 2019)
11.65 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from IP18 6LN - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Sweeties @ 1 St James Green Retailers - other 5
Very Good
October 27, 2017
68 m
Sole Bay Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 4
October 20, 2021
96 m
Vertas At Southwold Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 17, 2021
115 m
Amber House Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
May 9, 2011
178 m
The Swan Hotel Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
November 30, 2020
214 m
Suzie's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 8, 2019
216 m
Harris And James Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 25, 2022
217 m
The Little Fish & Chip Shop Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 17, 2021
217 m
The Co Operative Food Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
February 15, 2019
218 m
WHSMITH Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
December 16, 2014
218 m
Lord Nelson Southwold Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
July 15, 2021
224 m
Howells & Jolley Retailers - other Exempt
April 15, 2009
240 m
The Black Olive Delicatessen Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 28, 2020
240 m
The Crown Hotel Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 5
Very Good
November 17, 2021
240 m
The Yard, Southwold Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
August 27, 2021
240 m
Two Magpies Bakery Limited Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 25, 2022
240 m
Little Gems Retailers - other 4
April 29, 2021
244 m
Mills & Sons (Southwold) Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 17, 2021
244 m
Adnams Wine Shop Retailers - other Exempt
August 27, 2009
269 m
Ninedeli Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
September 17, 2020
269 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to IP18 6LN - Data from Apr 2022

Market Place Bus Stop/Station 267 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 311 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 335 m
Kings Head Bus Stop/Station 394 m
Pier Bus Stop/Station 411 m
Southwold Ferry Landing Ferry 1.53 km
Southwold Ferry Landing Ferry 1.55 km
Walberswick Ferry Landing Ferry 1.63 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to IP18 6LN - Data from Dec 2021

Skilman's Hill Hill Or Mountain 393 m
Paddle Boat Pond Inland Water 520 m
Gun Hill Hill Or Mountain 546 m
Town Farm Marshes Wetland 577 m
Reydon Common Marshes Wetland 761 m
Easton Marshes Wetland 811 m
Bridgefoot Marshes Wetland 836 m
Bridge Marshes Wetland 956 m
The Three Marshes Wetland 1.07 km
Havenbeach Marshes Wetland 1.08 km
The Denes Beach 1.13 km
Botany Marshes Wetland 1.25 km
Sole Bay Bay 1.3 km
Woodsend Marshes Wetland 1.35 km
Busscreek Marshes Wetland 1.48 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for IP18 6LN - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 54.8 Mbps 53.5 Mbps 78.88 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 1 0
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 21 1
30-300 Mbps 100% 62.5 15.3
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

20 meters consuming 260,644 kWh - mean 13,032 kWh : median 11,459 kWh

Electricity Consumption

18 meters consuming 43,105 kWh - mean 2,395 kWh : median 1,945 kWh

Energy usage data for IP18 6LN - Data from 2020


Country England
County Suffolk
Latitude 52.32758000
Longitude 1.68185500
OS Easting 650973
OS Northing 0276326
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
Suffolk Coastal
County Electorial Division Kessingland and Southwold ED
Electoral Ward Southwold
Local Authority District East Suffolk
Region / Government Office Region East of England
European Electoral Region Eastern
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: New Anglia
Local Learning and Skills Council Suffolk

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E07000244
Travel To Work Area Lowestoft


NHS England Region East of England
Primary Care Trust
Great Yarmouth and Waveney
Cancer Alliance East of England - North
Strategic Health Authority
East of England
Sustainability and Transformation
Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Urbanites
Group: Ageing urban living
Subgroup: Communal retirement
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Built-Up Area Southwold BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Southwold BUASD
Workplace Zone E33028752
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Waveney 014
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Waveney 014A
Output Area / Small Area 5B2