Postcode IP18 6LP (East Suffolk)

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

IP18 6LP 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 6LP as Urbanites > Ageing urban living > Communal retirement.

The closest road name to IP18 6LP is Dunwich Road which is centered 43 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Market Place and is 298 m away.

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

The local pub for residents of IP18 6LP is Sole Bay Inn and is 126 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 237 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on November 17, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 63.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 16.2 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 1.9 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 IP18 6LP 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 6LP and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Dunwich Road 43 m
Chester Road 46 m
Stradbroke Road 84 m
St James' Green 110 m
East Green 142 m
East Cliff 150 m
Cumberland Close 151 m
Salisbury Road 168 m
Cumberland Road 169 m
North Parade 217 m
Trinity Close 217 m
Victoria Street 218 m
Trinity Street 218 m
Smokehouse Court 231 m
Church Street 233 m


Information about the postcode IP18 6LP

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 6LP - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Southwold Primary School 145 m
Reydon Primary School Good
(February 23, 2018)
1.64 km
Saint Felix School 2.03 km
Wenhaston Primary School Good
(January 16, 2020)
8.42 km
Brampton Church of England Primary School Good
(November 3, 2021)
9.33 km
The Old School 9.8 km
Middleton Community Primary School Good
(December 18, 2019)
11.67 km

Nearby Food

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

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

Nearby Travel Links

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

Market Place Bus Stop/Station 298 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 331 m
Red Lion Bus Stop/Station 356 m
Pier Bus Stop/Station 395 m
Pier Bus Stop/Station 411 m
Southwold Ferry Landing Ferry 1.56 km
Southwold Ferry Landing Ferry 1.57 km
Walberswick Ferry Landing Ferry 1.65 km

Nearby Nature

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

Skilman's Hill Hill Or Mountain 417 m
Paddle Boat Pond Inland Water 505 m
Gun Hill Hill Or Mountain 559 m
Town Farm Marshes Wetland 572 m
Reydon Common Marshes Wetland 760 m
Easton Marshes Wetland 801 m
Bridgefoot Marshes Wetland 849 m
Bridge Marshes Wetland 979 m
The Three Marshes Wetland 1.1 km
Havenbeach Marshes Wetland 1.1 km
The Denes Beach 1.15 km
Botany Marshes Wetland 1.28 km
Sole Bay Bay 1.29 km
Woodsend Marshes Wetland 1.38 km
Busscreek Marshes Wetland 1.52 km


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

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 76.3 Mbps 63.8 Mbps 79.67 Mbps
Upload 20 Mbps 16.2 Mbps 20 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% 22.5 3.5
30-300 Mbps 100% 70.8 18.3
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

20 meters consuming 242,391 kWh - mean 12,120 kWh : median 11,194 kWh

Electricity Consumption

24 meters consuming 76,520 kWh - mean 3,188 kWh : median 1,376 kWh

Energy usage data for IP18 6LP - Data from 2020


Country England
County Suffolk
Latitude 52.32760900
Longitude 1.68234200
OS Easting 651006
OS Northing 0276331
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