Postcode IP8 3BB (Babergh)

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The postcode IP8 3BB is located in Babergh, in the county of Suffolk. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. IP8 3BB is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

IP8 3BB is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 6.7 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 IP8 3BB as Suburbanites > Semi-detached suburbia > Semi-detached ageing.

The closest road name to IP8 3BB is Samford Place which is centered 23 m away.

The nearest bus stop is School and is 27 m away. The closest railway station is Entrance, 3.23 km away.

The closest primary school to IP8 3BB (for ages 11 and under) is Sproughton Church of England Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on January 29, 2019.

The local pub for residents of IP8 3BB is Miller & Carter Steakhouse and is 9.41 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on July 27, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 29.7 Mbps and an average upload speed of 8.2 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 2 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for IP8 3BB 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 IP8 3BB and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to IP8 3BB, and the approximate distance away.

Samford Place 23 m
Broomfield Common 81 m
Glebe Close 110 m
Gorse Field Close 163 m
Gipping Way 167 m
Church Crescent 173 m
Ladder Field 184 m
Beech Close 264 m
Oak Grove 293 m
Lower Street 306 m
High Street 356 m
Church Lane 370 m
Sproughton Road 1.04 km
Hadleigh Road 1.19 km
B1067 1.45 km


Information about the postcode IP8 3BB

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 IP8 3BB - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Sproughton Church of England Primary School Good
(January 29, 2019)
0 m
Catch 22 Include Primary School Suffolk Good
(January 17, 2019)
1.09 km
Bramford Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Good
(October 19, 2017)
1.49 km
One Sixth Form College 1.78 km
Westbourne Academy Good
(March 6, 2019)
1.98 km
Whitehouse Community Primary School 1.98 km
Sprites Primary Academy Special Measures
(October 16, 2019)
1.99 km
The Oaks Primary School Outstanding
(September 20, 2018)
2.11 km
Springfield Infant School and Nursery Good
(September 22, 2021)
2.15 km
Ranelagh Primary School Good
(November 9, 2016)
2.21 km
The Bridge School 2.35 km
Springfield Junior School 2.46 km
Handford Hall Primary School Good
(February 12, 2020)
2.54 km
St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich Outstanding
(February 21, 2008)
2.67 km
Chantry Academy Good
(November 7, 2018)
2.68 km
West Lodge School Requires improvement
(May 16, 2019)
2.69 km
Stone Lodge Academy Good
(January 17, 2018)
2.77 km
Gusford Community Primary School Requires improvement
(November 28, 2018)
2.8 km
The Beeches Community Primary School Good
(February 8, 2018)
2.95 km
St Pancras Catholic Primary School 2.96 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from IP8 3BB - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Shell Service Station Retailers - other 5
Very Good
March 22, 2018
7.25 km
Priory Park Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 25, 2022
7.86 km
Poppies Farm Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
April 2, 2019
9.37 km
Miller & Carter Steakhouse Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
July 27, 2021
9.41 km
Daysies Other catering premises 5
Very Good
March 18, 2022
9.81 km
RINGSHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL School/college/university Awaiting Inspection
9.87 km
Studio Flex Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 12, 2021
10.18 km
Orwell Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 21, 2015
10.41 km
The Lunch Van Other catering premises 5
Very Good
October 15, 2021
10.42 km
Vertas At Nacton Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 4, 2022
10.42 km
Ringshall Village Hall Other catering premises Exempt
10.5 km
Orwell Park School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 4, 2022
10.52 km
P.L.O.T School/college/university Awaiting Inspection
10.79 km
The Tasty Tucker Trailer Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
11.14 km
Caterlink At Grundisburgh Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 16, 2021
11.38 km
The Grundisburgh Dog Delicatessen Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 10, 2021
11.43 km
The Green Barn Trailer Mobile caterer 5
Very Good
February 8, 2017
11.48 km
Old Forge Stores Retailers - other 5
Very Good
November 6, 2014
11.57 km
The Grundisburgh Dog Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 9, 2022
11.57 km
The Old Drapery At Williams Stores Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 7, 2017
11.57 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to IP8 3BB - Data from Apr 2022

School Bus Stop/Station 27 m
Chestnut House Bus Stop/Station 166 m
Gipping Way Bus Stop/Station 183 m
Green Bus Stop/Station 264 m
Church Lane Bus Stop/Station 289 m
Zest Nightclub Taxi Rank 3.25 km
Railway Station Taxi Rank 3.32 km
Rail Station Entrance Taxi Rank 3.41 km
Entrance Rail 3.23 km
Entrance1 Rail 5.03 km
Entrance2 Rail 5.04 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to IP8 3BB - Data from Dec 2021

The Grove Woodland Or Forest 828 m
Chantry Cut Inland Water 890 m
Hazel Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.03 km
Wild Flower Meadow Woodland Or Forest 1.4 km
Beech Water Inland Water 1.42 km
Burstall Long Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.05 km
Round Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.34 km
Elms Grove Woodland Or Forest 2.46 km
Long Pond Inland Water 2.48 km
Bullen Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.59 km
Berrishill Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.76 km
The Grove Woodland Or Forest 2.78 km
Miller's Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.8 km
Oxen Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.84 km
Long Covert Woodland Or Forest 2.87 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for IP8 3BB - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 30.3 Mbps 29.7 Mbps 68.59 Mbps
Upload 9.6 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 4.5 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 100% 46.3 13.3
300+ Mbps 0% - -

Gas Consumption

5 meters consuming 65,593 kWh - mean 13,119 kWh : median 9,987 kWh

Energy usage data for IP8 3BB - Data from 2020


Country England
County Suffolk
Latitude 52.06070900
Longitude 1.10023900
OS Easting 612621
OS Northing 0244793
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
South Suffolk
County Electorial Division Belstead Brook ED
Electoral Ward Sproughton & Pinewood
Local Authority District Babergh
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 E07000200
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: Suburbanites
Group: Semi-detached suburbia
Subgroup: Semi-detached ageing
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural village
Built-Up Area Sproughton BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33028288
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Babergh 005
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Babergh 005B
Output Area / Small Area 6B3