Postcode IP3 8DL (Ipswich)

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The postcode IP3 8DL is located in Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. IP3 8DL is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

IP3 8DL is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.7 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 IP3 8DL as Urbanites > Urban professionals and families > Families in terraces and flats.

The closest road name to IP3 8DL is A1156 which is centered 104 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Rosehill Road and is 109 m away. The closest railway station is Entrance3, 228 m away.

The closest primary school to IP3 8DL (for ages 11 and under) is Rose Hill Primary. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Copleston High School. The last OFSTED inspection on January 30, 2018 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of IP3 8DL is Miller & Carter Steakhouse and is 3.8 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on July 27, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 80.2 Mbps and an average upload speed of 13.3 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 2.3 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.6 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for IP3 8DL is covered by the Suffolk police force association and Suffolk is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to IP3 8DL and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to IP3 8DL, and the approximate distance away.

A1156 104 m
Hines Road 137 m
Hatfield Road 176 m
Derby Road 182 m
Levington Road 209 m
Osborne Road 211 m
York Road 216 m
Salisbury Road 240 m
Stanley Avenue 261 m
Newton Road 301 m
Ditton Way 319 m
Tomline Road 326 m
Orwell Road 331 m
Bull Road 343 m
Rosehill Road 349 m


Information about the postcode IP3 8DL

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 IP3 8DL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Rose Hill Primary 0 m
Murrayfield Primary - A Paradigm Academy Good
(October 10, 2019)
744 m
Clifford Road Primary School & Nursery Good
(January 30, 2019)
865 m
Britannia Primary School and Nursery 870 m
Cliff Lane Primary School Requires improvement
(January 30, 2020)
931 m
Copleston High School Good
(January 30, 2018)
1.08 km
Suffolk New College Requires improvement
(November 15, 2019)
1.3 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich 1.49 km
Sir Bobby Robson School 1.51 km
St Helen's Primary School Good
(January 23, 2018)
1.52 km
Piper's Vale Primary - A Paradigm Academy 1.54 km
St John's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ipswich Good
(April 25, 2018)
1.64 km
Broke Hall Community Primary School 1.86 km
New Skill Centre Requires improvement
(November 14, 2019)
1.87 km
Ipswich Academy Good
(March 6, 2019)
1.94 km
Sidegate Primary School Good
(March 16, 2017)
1.94 km
St Alban's Catholic High School Good
(January 22, 2020)
1.97 km
St Margaret's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ipswich Good
(November 22, 2018)
2.01 km
Morland Church of England Primary School 2.08 km
Culford School 2.2 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from IP3 8DL - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Shell Service Station Retailers - other 5
Very Good
March 22, 2018
2.8 km
Priory Park Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 25, 2022
3.35 km
Poppies Farm Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
April 2, 2019
3.61 km
Miller & Carter Steakhouse Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
July 27, 2021
3.8 km
Daysies Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 18, 2022
4.21 km
Studio Flex Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 12, 2021
4.54 km
Orwell Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 21, 2015
4.99 km
The Lunch Van Other catering premises 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
5.07 km
Vertas At Nacton Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 4, 2022
5.07 km
Orwell Park School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 4, 2022
5.39 km
Foskers Fresh Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 24, 2018
5.41 km
P.L.O.T School/college/university Awaiting Inspection
5.61 km
The Shannon Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
September 8, 2021
6.28 km
Busta Snax Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
February 7, 2022
6.35 km
St Marys Church LC / Bucklesham & Foxhall Village Hall Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 4, 2022
6.35 km
Black Tiles Public House Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
March 11, 2020
6.73 km
Martlesham Post Office Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 29, 2019
6.73 km
Jason Elmer Catering Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 4, 2022
6.73 km
Black Tiles Learning Centre Other catering premises 5
Very Good
February 19, 2009
6.75 km
Reach2 At Martlesham Primary Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
January 18, 2022
6.75 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to IP3 8DL - Data from Apr 2022

Rosehill Road Bus Stop/Station 109 m
Aldi Bus Stop/Station 122 m
Congregational Church Bus Stop/Station 130 m
Aldi Bus Stop/Station 131 m
Congregational Church Bus Stop/Station 146 m
Majors Corner Taxi Rank 1.83 km
Opium Taxi Rank 1.83 km
Sainsbury's Taxi Rank 1.96 km
Entrance3 Rail 228 m
Entrance1 Rail 253 m
Entrance2 Rail 279 m
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing Ferry 12.04 km
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing Ferry 12.04 km
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing Ferry 12.04 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to IP3 8DL - Data from Dec 2021

Big Pond Inland Water 896 m
Alder Carr Woodland Or Forest 1.02 km
Pond Hall Carr Woodland Or Forest 2.29 km
Brazier's Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.43 km
Wherstead Ooze Wetland 2.67 km
Black Ooze Wetland 2.71 km
Decoypond Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.72 km
Pond Ooze Sea 3.04 km
Spinney Covert Woodland Or Forest 3.06 km
Redgate Hard Wetland 3.17 km
Bridge Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.18 km
Robert's Grove Woodland Or Forest 3.22 km
Broom Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.28 km
Whin Covert Woodland Or Forest 3.32 km
The Alders Woodland Or Forest 3.35 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for IP3 8DL - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 76.3 Mbps 80.2 Mbps 107 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 13.3 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% 23.5 4
30-300 Mbps 0% 88.9 14.8
300+ Mbps 100% - -

Gas Consumption

13 meters consuming 194,585 kWh - mean 14,968 kWh : median 15,032 kWh

Electricity Consumption

18 meters consuming 99,717 kWh - mean 5,540 kWh : median 3,235 kWh

Energy usage data for IP3 8DL - Data from 2020


Country England
County Suffolk
Latitude 52.04848600
Longitude 1.18182600
OS Easting 618272
OS Northing 0243676
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 St. Helen's ED
Electoral Ward Holywells
Local Authority District Ipswich
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 E07000202
Travel To Work Area Ipswich


NHS England Region East of England
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance East of England - North
Strategic Health Authority
East of England
Sustainability and Transformation
Suffolk and North East Essex
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Urbanites
Group: Urban professionals and families
Subgroup: Families in terraces and flats
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Ipswich BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Ipswich BUASD
Workplace Zone E33028417
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Ipswich 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Ipswich 011B
Output Area / Small Area 5A3