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OSM Postbox Reference Issues

Duplicate ref values

A single ref value appears on more than one OSM postbox node. This may or may not be an error. In particular, two adjacent boxes can have the same postbox reference number. If you have verified that two adjecent boxes do and should have the same reference number, then I would suggest adding a note=* tag to the nodes to explain, and also a machine-readable ref:duplicates=2. Those duplicates with a consistent machine-readable tag are marked in the table below.

Ref r:d Node IDs LE Dist. Fixme
G12 126 895512056, 895512056 2y
NR19 1900 * 2329901046, 2329901046 3y
BA15 40 * 2623210034, 2623210034 15m
M1 11 * 337174977, 337174977 3y
CV4 22 * 312872944, 312872944 2m
S4 1221 3772043001, 3772043001 11m
IV1 113 436625034, 436625035 8y 0.8m
CH47 110 4174299910, 4174299911 16m 1.0m
B98 4172 1787981066, 1787981109 9m 1.4m
IP24 3249 * 672724500, 954772572 5y 2.0m
EC2Y 203 1686463495, 1686463496 3y 2.1m
EH52 8 3950116475, 3950116476 22m 2.1m
RG21 210 * 259573104, 341334624 5y 2.3m
collection_times
B79 405 1279458059, 1279458128 19m 2.4m
CA1 2 * 3436650225, 3436650226 3y 2.9m
SL6 8 373494806, 2364939082 14m 3.4m
Check ref -- it's unlikely that a meter mail box will share a ref with a regular box next door.
HP1 303 820192389, 4427221646 14m 3.7m According to my records, adjacent road is called Park Lane
According to my records, adjacent road is called Park Lane
BT3 918 4440311123, 4440311124 13m 4.0m
G3 834 513076844, 1275781134 5y 5.9m
BA1 71 638868802, 845940473 10m 14m
G3 711 344858569, 1361778569 5y 15m
EX31 15 915454135, 4613103454 10m 15m
ME18 152 913236530, 5075830582 2m 20m
NR1 125 367207975, 3769658542 2y 22m
SL4 59 1817832333, 3808256129 2y 34m
SW14 8 418810446, 4973943590 4m 58m
EX1 1 394216007, 469901256 13m 103m
NR20 2007 2329901089, 4230137957 18m 121m What has happened to this post box?
NE66 48 4223784204, 4674974182 12d 126m
BS10 676 2571838019, 2884000401 3y 132m
CA7 175 3340099281, 3341422229 3y 133m
B3 9000 309434190, 1583564125 2y 148m
is this still here? I spotted B3 9000 in Edmund St 13/10/15
E17 52 354921777, 559767936 5y 174m
location seems very wrong
WR15 73 1116896655, 3797518569 2y 175m Very approx position
NW6 66 737846613, 4678229623 9m 188m
BH20 325 837271355, 1366814366 4y 195m Don't know which side of road is correct.
check ref, and whether this is a duplicate of a box a few metres further north.
W1J 94 452215440, 623357644 14m 207m
NW5 17 1010841634, 4713335322 7m 223m there is already a box with this reference in Lissenden Gardens
RH1 23 479800313, 1143606094 2m 246m check ref: nodes 479800313 and 1143606094 both have the same value
check ref: nodes 479800313 and 1143606094 both have the same value
SE15 5 974274202, 974274204 5y 254m
IV40 24 616218683, 3548407312 2y 330m
TF10 213 528511601, 990303246 6y 352m Check ref: nodes 528511601 and 990303246 both have the same value
Check ref: nodes 528511601 and 990303246 both have the same value
N21 18 330128365, 330128366 4y 358m
BN3 59 624924245, 3817622877 2y 379m
PE28 28 946213489, 946213533 3y 400m check ref -- has the same value as node 946213533, which is 400m north from here.
check ref -- has the same value as node 946213489, which is 400m south from here.
CB7 17 29865183, 610450774 8m 412m
GU11 206 638571755, 638580499 2m 421m
MK7 426 403328770, 2597182242 4y 436m
SE18 24 290862183, 691874015 6y 458m check reference -- it's duplicated on node 691874015 SE18 24 should be on Arthur Grove
OX29 177 281339145, 373534144 3y 464m Is there a post office here as well as a post box? If so, please use two separate nodes.
NE33 23 4341112743, 4341112809 15m 469m
DG11 40 452987419, 452991258 4y 485m
SO21 250 670959741, 670960379 5m 526m
EH51 12 4154291956, 4349461251 15m 539m
SE18 17 519219012, 519219027 15m 589m
N17 4 791819656, 791889097 2m 602m
M22 728 3318239999, 4917499451 2m 602m
E3 35 262311229, 1697547064 3y 604m
SA14 165 4173556088, 4173556193 17m 621m
GU28 27 337819071, 4435172758 13m 622m
HP14 106 3927610449, 3927610450 19m 635m
EH18 71 322623901, 4558023571 8w 675m
CB8 31 248410119, 2156653467 11d 675m
NW3 63 540351465, 540408326 4y 688m
HP20 71 2398195317, 3451018750 3y 711m
SE2 24 1296347908, 1296347930 5y 731m
WF13 67 252740524, 4119303098 19m 747m
NG31 98 1394760543, 3915104602 23m 761m
WC1B 10 824232121, 2624195139 7w 785m I couldn't find this post box could it have moved to inside post office on High Holburn?
NR2 226 365593643, 365598515 13m 829m
NG34 3 3935786682, 3935786688 23m 853m
WF13 26 192301570, 1686475238 19m 881m
SE9 30 519271962, 1264389204 6y 910m check ref: nodes 519271962 and 1264389204 both have the same value
check ref: nodes 519271962 and 1264389204 both have the same value
NR26 2622 1372565677, 3710805306 2y 942m
ME5 273 3463800995, 3463800996 3y 1109m
GL20 59 599664241, 1922735655 2y 1113m
E1W 52 358548488, 3315460481 17m 1115m
EX7 166 501846593, 915316456 7y 1121m
NE34 56 4296451289, 4296590785 16m 1122m
CA8 333 3490687255, 4334318987 16m 1138m
W2 50 1356416270, 2493597556 9w 1460m
SE2 22 1296347903, 1296347923 6y 1526m Check ref: nodes 1296347903 and 1296347923 both have the same value
Check ref: nodes 1296347903 and 1296347923 both have the same value
NW10 1 304421978, 1349100870 3y 1580m
S61 303 468923005, 469775422 6y 1583m Check ref: nodes 468923005 and 469775422 both have the same value
Check ref: nodes 468923005 and 469775422 both have the same value
NR26 2612 3149742164, 3192171555 2y 1817m
M41 597 705551985, 715880597 6y 1885m Check ref -- nodes 705551985 and 715880597 both have the same value
Check ref -- nodes 705551985 and 715880597 both have the same value
E16 36 660760074, 1177790908 9m 1930m
Check ref -- nodes 660760074 and 1177790908 both have the same value
IV63 184 360913765, 2293146554 5y 1962m
SE15 11 974267709, 974274199 6y 1999m Should be SE15 654? Duplicate ref
SY24 140 1922509047, 4806698085 7m 2062m
SW16 4 1361047771, 1361052731 22m 2333m Check ref -- nodes 1361047771 and 1361052731 both have the same value
Check ref -- nodes 1361047771 and 1361052731 both have the same value
BH24 64 2912858744, 2912858762 3y 2510m
CV22 214 330889240, 3798686723 6d 2554m
SE20 10 355253768, 981556803 3y 2620m
check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district
BN27 935 443453524, 3668837153 2y 3025m
BA12 12 573564924, 3134253230 3y 3041m
GL53 40 511081865, 546617426 10m 3207m
GL2 99 534963487, 3018998538 3y 3977m
YO7 65 1865789193, 4213067002 18m 4248m
WF8 402 4176808587, 4176809001 18m 4319m
B66 52 310098260, 5106084752 8w 4398m
DL12 201 3834034359, 5151471869 10d 4710m
GL56 143 1334612123, 3405026247 3y 5599m Check ref -- I've just mapped another box (node 3405026247) which definitely shows "GL56 143" on its collection plate.
WR15 158 1473087394, 1474884410, 3797269083 2y 6160m
Check is still there and ref is correct
PH38 103 2104709481, 2104740203 5y 6423m
WR15 114 1462177707, 3795560395 2y 8015m Need to check this box is still there and really is the given number.
DT2 52 4710922118, 4812371544 7m 8759m
SO21 188 1735170502, 4723109507 6m 14000m
BH21 119 948852582, 1430613445 23m 17001m
ZE2 125 2911726259, 2911795928 3y 33018m

Ref value has invalid postcode district

The OSM postbox number (ref value) does not appear in the list of post-boxes supplied by the Royal Mail, and also appears to have an invalid postcode district as its first half. This is probably an error by the OSM mapper, but it could also be because an old collection plate still uses an old-style box number (typically two or three letters, followed by three numbers).

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
2603369110 4y CF1␣355
435104716 14m EC1␣113
3722861825 2y LE57␣147 ref might be wrong
3723317964 2y LE57␣200
3723242372 2y LE57␣530
2911880841 3y SO4␣143
824232118 14m WC1␣11
4100046731 20m WV36␣3309

Ref value not in Royal Mail list

The OSM bostbox number (ref value) does not appear in the list of post-boxes supplied by the Royal Mail. This could be because of an error by the an OSM mapper, or because the Royal Mail list is erroneous or out of date.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
5029365764 3m AB10␣1170
4888360087 6m AB12␣627
4345739327 15m AB39␣351
490695189 8y AB41␣471
4264448955 11m AL10␣335
818056382 5y AL10␣6
3686940748 2y B11␣193
848856945 7y B14␣258
674906530 8y B14␣4911
309289823 9y B16␣10
76480461 9y B16␣268
3167033438 3y B18␣1002
298990960 9y B18␣209
33061775 10y B24␣856
336337013 8y B27␣513
3463492249 3y B28␣44
323992929 7y B29␣253
317001317 6y B30␣924
270801027 8y B31␣596
16624271 6y B35␣1152
747888693 7y B37␣3921
380468880 9y B38␣740
4251322515 13m B49␣117
5135924834 7w B6␣2151
399981567 9y B64␣1334
303537690 9y B66␣189
445817013 16m B69␣184
246852938 5y B69␣255
369884658 6y B70␣6017
3974096230 22m B75␣10230
25303792 6y B75␣166
1495304414 3y B9␣724
824544914 7y B91␣177
3471578278 2y B91␣491
3579073875 2y B92␣1268
344777163 12d B92␣277 This box must have been moved during runway extension. Was it relocated?
3574917921 2y B93␣190
446058801 7w B94␣266
1885007787 18m B95␣2450
1757698923 24m B97␣38
822743185 7y BA22␣150 There is a post office here somewhere
2743083383 4y BB1␣601
2743083386 4y BB1␣602
998952020 5y BD1␣1000
301263971 5y BD3␣216
302780110 5y BD3␣65
940924881 5y BD4␣971
828426909 6y BH13␣329
2919556252 3y BH21␣152
2912934533 3y BH23␣300
2912934532 3y BH23␣500
367735138 3y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district
410849653 8y BN18␣1249 check ref - may not be correct
190509386 12m BN8␣501
3578721977 2y BR1␣477
336614487 3y BR3␣12 check ref -- location is outside BR3 postal district
3598509702 2y BR3␣187
638803571 8y BR3␣202
358530354 9y BS2␣323
4187234152 18m BS28␣1138
459110924 8y BS29␣162
2925302378 2y BS3␣1005
4376989375 15m BT15␣371
3988152303 15m BT15␣465
450006209 5w CB22␣325
5148060192 6w CB22␣554
26976828 3m CB25␣510
1251226118 6y CF37␣75
4174670092 16m CH47␣442
703617613 2m CH65␣414 What days of the week is this collection time valid for?
703200283 3y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district
703206178 2m CH66␣486 What days of the week is this collection time valid for?
1793478818 15m CM21␣1209
3826349995 6w CM3␣448
376810917 5y CO1␣479
390275304 2m CO3␣941 Does this postbox have two apertures?
418396211 8y CO5␣281
3179697244 3y CR0␣146
775374968 6y CR0␣156
772989511 3y CR0␣210
3220039560 3y CR0␣463
554885069 4m CT1␣363
575148712 8y CT10␣102
905017540 7y CT12␣60
555085761 8y CT14␣134
247929811 9y CT14␣5
549256420 8y CT15␣85
905153188 7y CT16␣31
844550377 7y CT16␣52
797117696 7y CT16␣78
535440975 8y CT19␣18
230280891 8y CT19␣203
369828188 3y CT3␣322
539726623 8y CT4␣270
29517844 9y CT4␣345
357971964 6y CT5␣2642
929871052 7y CT7␣12
339978543 9y CT8␣21
577497489 6y CT9␣130
577497490 8y CT9␣36
1489216209 4y CV12␣577
3087758885 3y CV32␣25
448446342 8y DA1␣500
3914819361 23m DA11␣113
449368324 6y DA11␣26
1307036615 6y DE1␣1366
1306236866 6y DE1␣257
1306271229 6y DE11␣1034
957703974 6y DE12␣1146
749484024 3y DE13␣1072 Is there really a postbox here and on the opposite side of the road?
749195408 6y DE13␣1397
826910946 6y DE14␣1050
1307036620 2y DE22␣32 Not seen (2015-05-19) - mislocated or removed
1306267168 6y DE23␣453
355032464 6y DE23␣770
1361074925 6y DE3␣693
583435198 6y DE4␣1361
682334900 6y DE45␣85
749072278 6y DE56␣422
749152883 5y DE56␣775
958935498 6y DE6␣983
822846818 14m DE7␣1416
1840330243 5y DG13␣68
4140738510 19m DH1␣111
751988443 18m DH1␣217
751988435 5y DH1␣219
430280782 8y DH1␣467
763454180 7y DH6␣327
269523651 9y DH6␣88
3399940574 3y DN10␣225
663373574 8y DN18␣300
663424023 8y DN36␣61
3655730325 13m DT1␣5405
702795466 14m DY10␣964
3730923907 2y DY12␣254
702787408 3y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district
2889362418 3y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district
305801381 6y DY8␣201
1126943196 3y DY9␣1180
3819667912 2y E1␣13
3315460482 17m E1␣51
3315460480 17m E1␣53
672726451 3y E1␣62
3632715080 2y E1␣82
469446851 8y E13␣2
559767938 6y E17␣1
1235356265 4y E2␣29
358128311 9y E4␣68
935258864 6y E4␣72
340129848 6y E6␣40
1235356261 2y E8␣16
4402475492 4m EC1A␣111
291951432 3y EC2M␣213 Resurvey: Node for postbox currently located in middle of road.
3209785734 2y EC3M␣331
3209785735 2y EC3M␣332
3209785733 2y EC3M␣333 there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now.
25475341 2m EC3N␣305
908210546 7y EH12␣252
1547125487 5y EH13␣530
1739202162 17m EH14␣348
1674837589 3y EH21␣207 check ref -- looks to be outside the EH21 postal district
4205839067 18m EH48␣110
3692347496 2y EH48␣71
2936733936 3y EH52␣135
3757483853 2y EH54␣31
3757483854 2y EH54␣33
3475286688 3y EH54␣89
3757418254 2y EH55␣34
4093381230 20m EN2␣47
267950095 2y EN7␣23
288323718 13m EX2␣155
3395670109 3y EX2␣614
370416871 5y EX4␣574
440083337 8y EX5␣60
4758791996 8m EX9␣16
1925669218 3w FK11␣316
1997742631 5y G33␣882
1997781191 5y G33␣939
1265187879 24m G4␣17
1628736287 6y G44␣316
419736154 8y G84␣1
4922312708 5m GL1␣66
4919362597 5m GL10␣95
415504898 3y GL2␣1050
3263049462 3y GL2␣1290
3263050561 3y GL2␣670
2797104171 3y GL2␣71
4257848700 11m GL4␣991
1243226434 9m GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district
2440299126 23m GL50␣1300
4749691625 8m GL54␣246
476761611 3m GU21␣1113
2889725645 3m GU21␣131
564819372 8y GU7␣119
563939007 8y GU7␣24
297159904 9y GU9␣174
1656423375 2y GU9␣8
305399273 4y HA9␣142
818648452 4y HR8␣335 Is this PB still here. Local newsp reports one stolen in the area but not specific as to which one. Walked here a few weeks ago but didn't notice it !
429618757 8y HR9␣675
4924924530 5m HS2␣60
332422290 8y HU9␣145
847467329 5y HX3␣91
842840418 5y HX4␣294
356278722 3y IG1␣11
364772505 9y IG3␣165
371076467 5y IG3␣89
364771381 3y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district
370648724 9y IG8␣551
2486803396 13m IP1␣442
3720610897 2y IP12␣6301
3720251241 2y IP12␣6319
4217394902 18m IP6␣8161
2838729371 4y IP7␣1211
4218208389 18m IP8␣1302
369091540 6y IV1␣1212
4574261304 11m IV12␣10
3097155941 3y IV2␣23
1991221599 5y IV22␣205
431169600 8y IV22␣253
4554436319 11m IV24␣318
898055088 4m IV26␣331
1991221621 5y IV27␣78
922093924 3y IV3␣93 Check ref -- location is not in IV3 postal district
773075505 7y IV44␣108
999855852 7y IV49␣35
2447183914 4y IV56␣28
432734169 8y IV6␣126
1937716884 5y KA17␣40
3260105793 3y KT13␣10
473807179 12m KW17␣5
498850956 8y KY10␣289
27411453 6y L1␣501
348176325 3m L2␣7400
280845765 8y L8␣47
1583342664 6y LA22␣234
301031580 8y LD1␣13
297498342 3y LD7␣241 check ref -- location outside LD7 postal district
297463381 8y LD8␣212 check ref value
4621189036 10m LE1␣150
1776600653 5y LE10␣86
4232925203 17m LE11␣251
1572685651 23m LE14␣52
2749569916 4y LE17␣228
21040328 4y LE2␣258 ref might be 259 or 250
331100455 3y LE2␣452 check location -- does it exist?.
307736006 8y LE2␣677
1360412075 6y LL13␣318
4929299197 5m LL30␣82
1777325792 5y LL33␣344
549393808 13m LL42␣73
536821180 3y LL57␣87
3506993005 3y LL60␣170
3508374699 3y LL63␣131
905027407 4y LN10␣926
905027400 4y LN10␣927
4410553680 14m LS12␣900
349429400 5y LS13␣856
518142634 5y LS13␣920
3655916228 19m LS17␣446
1307683855 4y LS17␣455
28098908 2y LS21␣556
3370864026 3w LS27␣1218
4097906789 20m LU2␣224
355758821 6y LU5␣83
4578052023 11m M13␣888
4552357385 11m M16␣396
307512615 2m M19␣79
1278748076 3y M33␣149 check ref -- location is outside the M33 postal district
705975280 8y M41␣624
244713393 16m ME19␣159
33128174 7y ME3␣209
253736343 7y ME3␣234
3810423657 2y ME3␣4040
345775588 9y ME8␣51
2581091237 4y MK1␣571
2518854417 4y MK16␣144
3465085037 3y MK19␣296
4896170151 5m N1␣75
458765100 6y N15␣38
791850480 6y N17␣44
3888589449 3m N1C␣4
306553895 3y N4␣27 check ref -- location is outside the N4 postal district
4354479973 3m NE12␣100
4213964305 18m NE13␣90
4518128989 12m NG15␣362
672562731 11d NG17␣377
1272527785 6y NG23␣102
1302172192 6y NG23␣213
1394760542 23m NG32␣55
3912625036 23m NG33␣34
3579388134 11m NG4␣191
4761933467 8m NN13␣67
1893385458 3y NN3␣580
4303141037 3m NN8␣1044
370366467 3m NN8␣110
1225908655 7y NN9␣25
3652676240 2y NR1␣157
2414551076 2y NR10␣1109
365602433 13m NR2␣238
1062377360 3y NR28␣2810
1901950246 7m NR30␣3057
365018126 9y NR5␣507
370549134 8w NR6␣602
2732777389 4y NW6␣79 Not quite sure about the ref
1246231903 3y NW8␣14
3247822862 3y OL14␣1430
4318541748 2m OL16␣32
27280387 5m OX26␣11
34675042 5m OX26␣347
4558074856 11m PA23␣36
411705927 8y PA3␣151
286315505 9y PA3␣193
5163623167 5w PA33␣36
3826976790 24m PA34␣23
787372498 3y PE12␣176
4685311970 9m PE2␣38
905353222 7y PE22␣97
560050165 14m PH1␣157
269069559 17m PH2␣103
2512163238 3y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district
2296402376 3y PH6␣103 check ref -- location is outside PH6 postal district
454590916 8y PH9␣32
886699112 6y PL29␣180
4536751869 7m PO3␣4002
827247709 6y PO30␣100
581000088 6w PO33␣45
703573738 6y PO41␣55
828075283 6y PO41␣93
5049612641 3m PO8␣164
381513303 8y RG14␣75
270332884 9y RG14␣78
354682949 16m RG18␣298
344532821 5y RG22␣359
3710569818 2y RG25␣160
378484952 2y RG26␣61
3603472631 2y RG27␣158
364432237 8y RG28␣96
318955961 9y RG30␣263
4434623139 13m RG4␣422
3676384273 2y RG40␣491
932348364 3y RG5␣4600
394094517 4m RG7␣2570
371905292 9y RG7␣384
3943125588 22m RG9␣640
4485910377 12m RH1␣1090
32602018 3y RH1␣3090
3377613809 3y RH12␣4
1378992133 17m RH13␣57
278535285 9y RH14␣156
476706800 8y RH14␣479
594680400 7y RH2␣139
1269541962 5y RH2␣188
662361902 4y RH2␣192
577819115 7y RH2␣220
1204172287 7y RH2␣243
20974332 18m RH2␣44
318211021 9y RH5␣102
270600338 9y RH6␣262
1192695068 7y RH6␣266 Check ref -- box number partly illegible
2467939887 4y RH6␣359
286530615 16m RH8␣1103
279296348 3y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district
651076067 8y RM20␣504
1819112736 14m S1␣1271
262572738 8m S1␣1623
331783381 13m S1␣22366
69619049 2y S1␣3199
322127784 9y S11␣363
309786904 9y S17␣260
309353925 9y S17␣38
309757609 5y S17␣7671
310715190 9y S3␣3276
1587308052 6y S3␣67
312676786 9y S35␣375
315643116 9y S35␣516
315645057 6y S35␣934
350694869 9y S41␣13
312409777 9y S6␣1633
4441068894 13m S65␣502
364824866 9y S8␣572
5095424918 2m SA10␣78
4186098770 14m SA14␣112
4177423719 17m SA15␣314
4384429090 15m SA16␣286
4172287253 17m SA18␣12
4281322880 15m SA32␣332
4365494956 15m SA32␣374
4796445507 7m SA32␣86
384412094 9y SA33␣185
4372056542 15m SA6␣389
4420905273 14m SA6␣394
4341890712 15m SA6␣401
4420905272 14m SA6␣403
243712167 3y SE10␣8
1331601835 8m SE12␣19
691909527 6y SE18␣21
341525733 9y SE26␣26
848427176 3y SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district
871830855 3y SG12␣102 Check ref -- location not in SG12 postal district
4397075979 14m SK1␣225 position approximate, GPS signal por
3741083637 13m SK1␣385
322638328 9y SK10␣76
3451242398 3y SK13␣1040
3161701914 2y SK23␣890
4621828300 10m SK4␣14
2725226119 4y SK8␣269
540923437 8y SK9␣653
597354731 8y SL0␣90
5148016963 6w SL1␣2402
596584681 6y SL6␣92
266744760 9y SM2␣177
266740645 9y SM2␣60
361235132 6y SM4␣223
312671343 4m SM4␣319
279056286 6y SM5␣278
2151564550 2m SN1␣140
33433209 3y SN10␣106 check ref -- location outside SN10 postal district
4363576018 15m SN11␣294
334496943 9y SN2␣249
1297044240 6y SN25␣27
4388121450 14m SN9␣178
196208619 10m SN9␣179
42356506 21m SO16␣193
4172770468 19m SO18␣655
4661365327 9m SO18␣751
3282575884 5m SO22␣112
2911918237 3y SO41␣127
2911918240 3y SO41␣72
3038897481 3y SP11␣73
5067568202 3m SP3␣434
1676720438 3y SP6␣163 check ref -- location is outside SP6 postal district
375523566 3y ST1␣224
441948468 8y ST13␣703
4558675004 11m ST16␣54
1142618164 2y ST17␣349 I didn't see this box when I passe don 7/10/15. Is it still there?
1109138916 7y ST18␣196
963952586 7y ST18␣442
1098585003 7y ST19␣330
566138152 6y ST4␣362
247123600 6y ST6␣84
292747451 15m SW12␣44
3736590163 2y SW14␣34
675848879 9w SW1A␣171
4984100118 9w SW1A␣4 can someone separate th epostbox from the node of the building?
2496335352 5w SW1E␣162
5154416289 5w SW1X␣112
3250832309 6w SW1X␣60
2627590376 9w SW1Y␣137
452515783 9w SW1Y␣154
862464742 5y SW3␣84
786884510 7y SW7␣29
799592253 5y SY11␣211
1257672242 5y SY23␣85
4726478680 8m SY7␣159
297487943 5y SY7␣556
3982532493 6m TA2␣104
4144629890 19m TA23␣104
703909643 19m TA23␣41
2290630787 19m TA23␣88
3269418296 8m TA24␣170
4574191474 11m TA4␣89
1564388074 5y TA5␣282
528511599 8y TF10␣100
528511608 8y TF10␣200
528511595 8y TF10␣347
552557822 7y TF4␣167
626841135 3m TN12␣312
5030801058 2m TN12␣87
410960488 8y TN13␣24
3996089522 14m TN16␣1742
427278879 6y TN2␣295
4730593684 8m TN2␣336
600042900 3y TN23␣212
600042908 8y TN23␣292
686708044 8y TN23␣51
866691969 7y TN24␣93
1524938385 6y TN26␣214
488280541 8y TN26␣240
515166706 5y TN27␣198
469354186 8y TN29␣288
4855832992 3m TN40␣51
2111208777 5y TN8␣267
4428247783 14m TQ12␣5
390449493 9y TQ2␣34
299590458 3y TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district
880762864 6y TQ5␣19
814298270 12m TR17␣119
503045764 8y TR22␣222
1332837810 4y TR4␣245
4525422452 12m TW6␣1100
1485192023 6y UB2␣160
3314477882 3y UB2␣260
3224993261 3y UB6␣1830
3229773665 3y UB6␣300
4265660927 17m UB8␣101
452214758 9w W1B␣291
2849067574 9w W1S␣63
452590043 4y W1S␣87
236880317 5w W2␣272
348624315 9y WA13␣183
540984086 5y WA7␣82
4536301414 12m WD25␣3333
1782677525 3y WD3␣266
875898147 13m WD3␣604
1395360781 5y WR10␣228
1837725580 5y WR10␣231
664155391 2y WR11␣48
470000209 7y WR13␣99
3740626928 2y WR15␣148
1530100920 6y WS15␣312
4836287097 6m WS15␣85
258148608 10y WS5␣209
144460714 10y WS9␣196
4964856003 4m YO1␣548
4572198722 11m YO11␣250
4755653011 8m YO22␣27
2912017698 3y ZE1␣123

Box lies outside postal district implied by ref number

The first half of the box number should not normally correspond to the postal district of the post box. Listed below are boxes that lie outside a simple bounding box for that district. Boxes that are with 250m of the location recorded by Royal Mail are excluded from this list.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
254350215 10y B23␣1336
420437104 5y B60␣81
399981567 9y B64␣1334
5106084752 8w B66␣52
828110150 6y B77␣403
3471578278 2y B91␣491
367735138 3y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district
336614487 3y BR3␣12 check ref -- location is outside BR3 postal district
4187234152 18m BS28␣1138
4376989375 15m BT15␣371
703200283 3y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district
675663434 2m CH66␣255 What days of the week is this collection time valid for?
905017540 7y CT12␣60
3450711325 3y CV10␣27
529505926 23m DA11␣1122
739728397 6y DA14␣401
663424023 8y DN36␣61
4709171663 9m DT6␣38
702787408 3y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district
2889362418 3y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district
3315460481 17m E1W␣52
1890432563 5y EH10␣369
1674837589 3y EH21␣207 check ref -- looks to be outside the EH21 postal district
1726299329 6y EH44␣43
4166262960 19m EH47␣34
2936733936 3y EH52␣135
3757483853 2y EH54␣31
3757483854 2y EH54␣33
3757418254 2y EH55␣34
1997742631 5y G33␣882
4922312708 5m GL1␣66
4919362597 5m GL10␣95
394138612 5y GL11␣384
1243226434 9m GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district
564819372 8y GU7␣119
563939007 8y GU7␣24
2392278246 2y HP19␣309
3683067348 2y HS3␣131
2912116112 3y HS9␣12
2912116122 3y HS9␣18
364771381 3y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district
369507225 3y IG9␣83 check ref -- location is outside IG9 postal district
922093924 3y IV3␣93 Check ref -- location is not in IV3 postal district
773075505 7y IV44␣108
394696000 4y IV44␣113
750509180 6y IV44␣135
494147700 4y IV47␣134
659722492 8y IV49␣136
441694996 8y IV49␣34
4083616471 20m IV51␣96
391835518 8y IV54␣255
1820838857 20m IV55␣54
1937716884 5y KA17␣40
4356784724 15m KA27␣149
4365700854 15m KW1␣28
474700502 3m KW3␣50
2749569916 4y LE17␣228
776019939 3y LL77␣330 check ref -- location is outside the LL77 postal district
307512615 2m M19␣79
334648277 16m M2␣180
1278748076 3y M33␣149 check ref -- location is outside the M33 postal district
306553895 3y N4␣27 check ref -- location is outside the N4 postal district
4792394446 7m NP25␣515
365018126 9y NR5␣507
415545287 4y PA37␣73
1797522975 5y PA62␣161
1797509084 5y PA64␣143
1797552686 5y PA65␣116
1797235036 5y PA67␣126
1797186018 3y PA67␣131 check ref -- location outside PA67 postal district
1798592125 5y PA69␣149
1796778944 5y PA70␣122
1796743673 5y PA71␣158
1794866338 5y PA72␣1
1803681606 15m PA78␣113
2512163238 3y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district
523147678 20m PH37␣83
2104740203 5y PH38␣103
2104709474 5y PH38␣60
3651261605 2y PH39␣124
2429018781 4y PH42␣108
2561762228 16m PH43␣16
2296402376 3y PH6␣103 check ref -- location is outside PH6 postal district
3726593944 8m PL15␣115
3465417673 3y PO12␣45
577819115 7y RH2␣220
429935911 14m RH4␣152
279296348 3y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district
4177423719 17m SA15␣314
4446706367 13m SA32␣560
4796446421 7m SA33␣35
981556803 3y SE20␣10 check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district
848427176 3y SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district
5148016963 6w SL1␣2402
266744760 9y SM2␣177
266740645 9y SM2␣60
33433209 3y SN10␣106 check ref -- location outside SN10 postal district
889481498 3y SN7␣286
4486146294 12m SO43␣138
5067568202 3m SP3␣434
1676720438 3y SP6␣163 check ref -- location is outside SP6 postal district
1359562182 6y SY23␣218
3269418296 8m TA24␣170
515663679 3y TN33␣313 check ref (box outside TN33 district) and location (in the middle of a field)
299590458 3y TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district
3771107574 19m TR18␣20
503045764 8y TR22␣222
824232121 14m WC1B␣10 I couldn't find this post box could it have moved to inside post office on High Holburn?
999116206 5y WR14␣106
1528124299 3y WR15␣147 Check ref -- I think Little Hereford should have an SY8 postcode.
355751529 9y WS2␣130

Box ref matches one thought to no longer exist

A box in OSM has a reference number that this tool has been told no longer exists.

No nodes found with this issue.

Outbound code only

The ref key contains only the outbound (first) part. A survey is required to obtain the number.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
818056390 7y AL10
822724628 7y AL10
4944775820 5m B15
822726167 9m B23
337635640 6y B65
337678215 9y B65
822733847 4y BA20
822733850 4y BA20
1868928167 5y BD19
413897305 8y CW11
823624265 9m HA1
823624251 9m HA1
823631247 9m HA8
823670185 4y HR8
823670230 7y HR8 Need to get correct side of road.
823670243 4y HR8
823670174 4y HR8
823670188 4y HR8
1561526339 2y IP15
5051724632 3m IP17 photo blurred so full ref & Sa times missing/possibly wrong
2168919331 3y IP25 check for new collection plate
1808858231 5y IP26
659918832 8y L8
4345107618 15m LL20
412451512 8y LL23
247833019 12m LS20
1312746960 5y NR11
1270517424 7y OX29 ref too fuzzy to read in photo :(
4545524798 11m PA23
811311924 9m PE1
811327030 4y PE12
811348651 7y PE12
811331984 4y PE12
811348649 7y PE12
811329233 4y PE12
491427987 6y RG12
812886397 7y SG12
812886396 7y SG12
812270231 4y SG14
1470780417 6y WR15 Not sure which box number this is. Can't assume its WR15 136 as there's another candidate 3.2km away. Have to survey again.

Box number only

The ref key contains only a number, probably corresponding to the box number. A survey is required to check this and obtain the first half of the reference.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
5196150829 2w 174
1451278498 6y 201
2239868934 3y 94

Box ref found under a non-standard key

There is no ref=* key, but another key contains something that looks like it might be a post box number. If this is the case, the value should be moved to the ref key. Note that old_ref is commonly used for old-style references, which should be left under that key.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
573597817 4y probably_wrong:ref = BA12␣183 check ref -- box is located in BA1 postcode district.
573597823 4y probably_wrong:ref = BA12␣299 check ref -- box is located in BA1 postcode district.
729790365 7y probably_wrong:ref = G72␣1232
873565278 7y fixme = I␣think␣this␣is␣the␣SG5␣79␣Peg I think this is the SG5 79 Pegsdon box.
3699691570 2y note = Information␣plate␣missing:␣per
600534545 4y probably_wrong:ref = LL59␣19 check ref
248789086 6y postal_code = ML5␣5
895550921 7y fixme2 = May␣be␣SG18␣16 May be SG18 16
510602194 8y note = No␣collection␣plate,␣think␣thi
1778166245 5y note = Probably␣ref␣CW5␣998␣but␣not␣m
331486778 9y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12
331486780 6y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12
3720531955 2y note = Reference␣not␣visible:␣informa
1758575512 2y note = Reference␣not␣visible:␣informa
7045191 2y note = Reference␣not␣visible:␣informa
280184512 3y note = Refs␣not␣visible␣beneath␣stick
280500202 5y postal_code = TQ3␣2
270180546 9y note = the␣ref␣says␣RG19␣197␣but␣this
353004310 4y fixme = what␣is␣the␣ref␣of␣this␣box?␣␣ what is the ref of this box? Existing data had E4 27 but I noted E4 38. Need to recheck.

Number found as a key value

There is no ref=* key, and another key (other than post_box:apertures, ele, or layer) contains a number. This may be the box number. If it looks like it is, then this should be combined with the outbound part-code part, and moved to a ref key.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
2396587566 8m level = 0
2696945588 10m level = 0
3469380975 3y geograph:id = 1157932
2320649275 16m HE_ref = 1253061
3086634240 14m start_date = 1960
3359339437 3y addr:housenumber = 25
3751479128 16m geograph:id = 817072

Number of refs doesn't match number of apertures

Multiple-aperture boxes often have a separate reference number for each aperture. In this case, a single OSM node should have multiple semi-colon separated ref values, and an appropriate post_box:apertures tag. Where multiple ref values refer to physically seperate boxes, it would be better if there was one node for each box. This table lists nodes with multiple ref values, without a consistent post_box:apertures tag

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
4391061634 2m AL1␣292;AL1␣293
2098001681 8w BH1␣123;BH1␣5123
1138984606 8w BH8␣400;BH8␣5400
2178828542 2y CA13␣1076;CA13␣76
3396678648 14m CA14␣165;CA14␣1165
583357253 3y CA14␣19;CA14␣1019
3469648874 3y CA14␣21;CA14␣5
3381353188 17m CA22␣80;CA22␣1080
3333704087 3y CA25␣79;CA25␣1079D
3563138913 2y CA28␣1006;CA28␣6
390275304 2m CO3␣3941;CO3␣941 Does this postbox have two apertures?
958979368 14m DE75␣611;DE75␣651
3874369971 24m DL1␣19;DL1␣10
3817419586 2y DL14␣240;DL14␣230
3872619367 24m DL3␣21;DL3␣1
305801381 6y DY8␣201;DY8␣200
246842390 3y E1␣19;E1␣1019
246842393 6y E1␣21;E1␣1021
283190902 6y E1␣50;E1␣1050
370455910 6y E1␣55;E1␣1055
1300266914 5y E14␣1;E14␣1001
505743204 6y E14␣49;E14␣1049
267820885 6y E15␣39;E15␣1039
1343923235 17m E17␣1715;E17␣15
354921777 5y E17␣29;E17␣52
249311847 3y E1W␣58;E1W␣158
262311234 3y E3␣23;E3␣1023
1239299942 6y E6␣16;E6␣1016
1601429526 11m G1␣538;G1␣5380
440939888 13m GU22␣170;GU22␣1701
443351503 2y KY16␣200;KY16␣201
3893460291 23m LA1␣201;LA1␣200
3902804509 23m LA1␣206;LA1␣205
3895078722 23m LA1␣221;LA1␣222
423190095 18m LA22␣160;LA22␣161
3966319599 22m LA4␣248;LA4␣247;LA4␣249
1639436245 3m LS10␣1999;LS10␣2999;LS10␣3999
1276271465 3m LS10␣390;LS10␣1390
4518728520 12m NE1␣1192;NE1␣192
4513906051 12m NE1␣1500;NE1␣500;NE1␣776
4526380156 12m NE1␣4;NE1␣3
1829169875 12m NE1␣501;NE1␣724
4526380159 12m NE1␣777;NE1␣28
4404262012 14m NE11␣1200;NE11␣200
4419107258 14m NE11␣180;NE11␣179
4424750526 14m NE16␣669;NE16␣668
4432369865 14m NE21␣185;NE21␣723;NE21␣85
4432336099 14m NE21␣91;NE21␣700
4834765230 6m NE25␣1409;NE25␣409
4834378732 6m NE25␣600;NE25␣1600
4820271863 7m NE26␣755;NE26␣756
4656790096 9m NE28␣581;NE28␣1581
4695686038 9m NE29␣709;NE29␣19
4684997568 9m NE29␣762;NE29␣1762
4685110103 7m NE30␣1001;NE30␣1
4355660149 15m NE31␣659;NE31␣660
4350796584 15m NE33␣116;NE33␣1116
1313184947 16m NE37␣157;NE37␣1157
4288195675 16m NE37␣688;NE37␣546
4290236814 16m NE37␣740;NE37␣741
4590623743 10m NE4␣21;NE4␣1021
327183391 12m NE41␣536;NE41␣535
600911301 2y NE46␣179;NE46␣178
4644318198 10m NE6␣359;NE6␣703
522431790 17m NE66␣23;NE66␣1023
312883148 14m NE8␣161;NE8␣202
633219133 15m NE9␣1069;NE9␣69
3742495043 2y PR8␣166;PR8␣165
1450979507 10m RG17␣300;RG17␣302
3676384273 2y RG40␣230;RG40␣491
394094517 4m RG7␣257;RG7␣2570
2151564550 2m SN1␣14;SN1␣140
370200603 3y SO23␣35;SO23␣252
332683259 4y SY23␣213;SY23␣214
1259247072 5y SY23␣33;SY23␣34
759995490 5y SY23␣4;SY23␣5
3708543910 5m TN40␣9991;TN40␣9992
3409363209 3y TW18␣508;TW18␣5081
4757155240 8m TW4␣1;TW4␣100
1013235374 5y WF1␣2003;WF1␣2002
358516915 19m WF14␣475;WF14␣1475
3323106201 19m WF17␣1127;WF17␣2127

Additional text following ref

There is some additional text following what looks like a valid reference number. This could be an error, or it could be a legitiate way of distingushing multiple phyiscal boxes that share the same reference number. For multiple reference numbers on the same box, the two numbers should be seperated by a semi-colon, with no additional spaces around it (e.g. ref=AB12 151;AB12 152). An appropriate post_box:apertures=* tag should also be added.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
319780142 6y B35␣63R
3671954150 2y B71␣43;B71␣43A
25244856 8y B76␣196R resurvey to chck ref
899592393 2m BH21␣7HG
4391429884 14m BT14␣6AT
1594041297 12m DT4␣7SL
899024936 11m G1␣10;G1␣10A
332054237 12m G1␣504;G1␣504A
309910827 12m G2␣1509;G2␣1509A
332050665 9m G2␣521;G2␣521A
1474504722 9m G2␣694;G2␣694A
42066362 6y G3␣170;G3␣170A
296238626 6y G3␣232;G3␣232A
2286118317 2y IP25␣3??1
348176019 3w L3␣212:L3␣1212
324695331 13m M4␣5AA Check ref value -- the current value looks more like a postcode than a box number
289175164 3y NE2␣155A
3493064497 3y NE46␣126A;NE46␣1126
639199426 3m NE61␣6AT
1459346382 6m PE19␣5WZ
69589588 13m S1␣362;no
3772042999 11m S3␣10;no
4307351992 14m SL2␣57F
960852139 7y ST20␣434␣? check ref value

Lowercase in outbound code

The outbound part of the reference number contains lowercase letters. These should be corrected to uppercase.

No nodes found with this issue.

Other non-standard form for ref

The reference value is some other non-standard form. A survey is required to check and/or correct it.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
1519797919 5y *
4798176700 6m *
4354747596 15m 1␣Castle␣Hotel
3868936377 24m 109c
1278559448 6y 1388m
2618867853 4y 24␣125
3710803622 2y 260C
5062058919 3m 262a
2609460612 4y 390M
3855551369 24m ?␣(sticker␣over␣text)
2725885489 4y ??␣84
4427181625 14m ?SA32␣28x
276534074 4y AB1028
4601510906 10m All␣Saints␣Point,␣Approximate␣
2281371013 5y DE22␣???
747859535 4m Decommissioned
365372046 2y IP32␣??16D Resurvey to complete ref and get collection times
2061976329 5y IV␣216
2061976330 11m IV␣217
2061976331 11m IV␣218
2061976335 5y IV␣292
2061976339 5y IV␣294
2061976338 5y IV␣296
2061976333 5y IV␣299
3094835519 3y IV048 postcode prefix
3653266702 2y IV189
534125601 5m IV282
3971749213 16m KA8␣...
4431892097 14m KW122
1579558984 14m Kernans␣Post␣Office Is this a post office or a post box?
3955991958 5m LH␣056␣County␣Hospital
3962432194 5m LH␣166␣Laxdale
3992031680 4m LH␣173␣Marybank
3962432196 5m LH␣19␣Tong␣Post␣Office
4945606896 5m LH07␣Ballantrushal
4945606897 5m LH075␣Old␣Post␣Office␣Barvas
4925247603 4m LH086␣␣Arnol
4922960719 4m LH13␣Hill␣Street␣Tolsta
422750728 5m LH14␣Back␣Crossroads
4922927592 5m LH15␣Gress
422730677 5m LH16␣Garrieguirm
422755749 5m LH17␣Upper␣Coll
4922961226 5m LH18␣New␣Tolsta
4922961224 5m LH20␣North␣Tolsta
3994363157 5m LH77␣Back␣Post␣Office
357555677 11d NG17␣D
1749637763 9m NONE
4224113490 18m No␣ref
4221912189 18m None
1189266699 5m PARK␣VIEW
1711109359 6y Perigrine␣Way␣box1
4441068674 13m S6013
4832736039 6m SK14146
2338725652 4y SK6␣???
2252781802 5y TN*␣229
5207357493 12d U46␣Medways
2911732752 3y ZE2␣unnumbered
2912006986 3y ZE2␣unnumbered
4234210313 17m blank
4913451666 2m missing
2661132068 3m no
2627419470 4y no
2721272717 4y no
403334264 4y no
2627419471 19m no
2231468882 11m no
1794801940 17m no
370821482 13m no
2904332627 3y no
3812517617 17m no
1521376326 3y none
3213949467 11m none
4151179590 19m none␣on␣box
4624166974 10m obscured
4224061198 18m obscured
3497301827 3y obscured␣by␣phone␣number␣label
344777180 2y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels
344777179 2y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels
3467575070 3y plate␣removed
358114904 3y plate␣removed
3686940805 2y plate_removed
678475500 2y plate_removed
3668709748 2y plate_removed
3493654941 2y plate_removed
3493654933 2y plate_removed

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