IG postcode area

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Ilford postcode area
IG is located in the United Kingdom
Postcode areaIG
Postcode area nameIlford
Post towns6
Postcode districts11
Postcode sectors35
Postcodes (live)6,039
Postcodes (total)9,460
Statistics as at February 2012[1]

The IG postcode area, also known as the Ilford postcode area, is a group of 11 postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of six post towns.[2] These cover parts of east London and southwest Essex.

The area served includes much of the London Borough of Redbridge, the western part of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (namely Barking) and the southwestern part of the Epping Forest district of Essex, while the western part of IG8 covers a small part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

The 'IG' is used instead of 'IL', as the latter could be confused with 'L11-L19' or 'LL1-9'. G was chosen in preference to J (or F as within the word Ilford) to reflect Chigwell and Barking in its area.

Mail is assigned to local Delivery Offices at Romford along with the E and RM postcode area mail.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area
IG1 ILFORD Ilford, Cranbrook, Loxford Redbridge
IG2 ILFORD Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Aldborough Hatch Redbridge
IG3 ILFORD Seven Kings, Goodmayes Redbridge
IG4 ILFORD Redbridge Redbridge
IG5 ILFORD Clayhall Redbridge
IG6 ILFORD Barkingside, Fullwell Cross, Hainault (south), Fairlop Redbridge
IG7 CHIGWELL Chigwell, Chigwell Row, Hainault (north) Epping Forest, Redbridge
IG8 WOODFORD GREEN Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Highams Park (part) Redbridge, Waltham Forest
IG9 BUCKHURST HILL Buckhurst Hill Epping Forest
IG10 LOUGHTON Loughton, High Beach (part) Epping Forest
IG11 BARKING Barking, Creekmouth Barking and Dagenham