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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
BA15 40 * 2623210034, 2623210034 23m
M1 11 * 337174977, 337174977 3y
CV4 22 * 312872944, 312872944 10m
S4 1221 * 3772043001, 3772043001 6w
G12 126 * 895512056, 895512056 6w
SY6 525 * 1317491760, 1317491760 6w
NR19 1900 * 2329901046, 2329901046 3y
BA2 1026 * 1014665699, 5763102890 1h 0.6m
IV1 113 436625034, 436625035 9y 0.8m
CH47 110 4174299910, 4174299911 24m 1.0m
B98 4172 1787981066, 1787981109 2w 1.4m
IP24 3249 * 672724500, 954772572 6y 1.9m
EC2Y 203 1686463495, 1686463496 4y 2.1m
EH52 8 3950116475, 3950116476 2y 2.1m
RG21 210 * 259573104, 341334624 6y 2.3m
collection_times
B79 405 1279458059, 1279458128 2y 2.4m
CA1 2 * 3436650225, 3436650226 3y 2.9m
HP1 303 820192389, 4427221646 22m 3.8m According to my records, adjacent road is called Park Lane
According to my records, adjacent road is called Park Lane
BT3 918 4440311123, 4440311124 21m 4.0m
G3 834 513076844, 1275781134 6y 6.0m
EC3M 333 3209785733, 3209785734 6m 10m there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now.
EX31 15 915454135, 4613103454 18m 15m
G3 711 344858569, 1361778569 6y 15m
ME18 152 913236530, 5075830582 11m 20m
SW15 56 555062535, 5528752125 3m 31m
SL4 59 1817832333, 3808256129 3y 34m
SW14 8 418810446, 4973943590 12m 57m
EX1 1 394216007, 469901256 21m 103m
NN12 375 502424108, 5405515966 5m 115m
NR20 2007 2329901089, 4230137957 2y 121m What has happened to this post box?
NE66 48 4223784204, 4674974182 9m 126m
BS10 676 2571838019, 2884000401 4y 132m
CA7 175 3340099281, 3341422229 3y 133m
WR15 73 1116896655, 3797518569 3y 175m Very approx position
NE65 211 4275336073, 5610225094 2m 176m
NW6 66 737846613, 4678229623 17m 188m
BH20 325 837271355, 1366814366 5y 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 23m 207m
NW5 17 1010841634, 4713335322 15m 223m there is already a box with this reference in Lissenden Gardens
RH1 23 479800313, 1143606094 10m 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 3y 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 5y 358m
BN3 59 624924245, 3817622877 3y 379m
PE28 28 946213489, 946213533 4y 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.
GU11 206 638571755, 638580499 10m 421m
MK7 426 403328770, 2597182242 5y 436m
SE18 24 290862183, 691874015 6m 460m 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 24m 469m
DG11 40 452987419, 452991258 5y 485m
EH51 12 4154291956, 4349461251 23m 539m
SE18 17 519219012, 519219027 23m 589m
N17 4 791819656, 791889097 10m 602m
M22 728 3318239999, 4917499451 11m 602m
E3 35 262311229, 1697547064 3y 604m
SA14 165 4173556088, 4173556193 2y 621m
GU28 27 337819071, 4435172758 22m 622m
HP14 106 3927610449, 3927610450 2y 635m
EH18 71 322623901, 4558023571 10m 675m
NW3 63 540351465, 540408326 4y 688m
HP20 71 2398195317, 3451018750 5w 711m
SE2 24 1296347908, 1296347930 5y 731m
WF13 67 252740524, 4119303098 2y 747m
NG31 98 1394760543, 3915104602 3y 761m
WC1B 10 824232121, 2624195139 10m 785m I couldn't find this post box could it have moved to inside post office on High Holburn?
NR2 226 365593643, 365598515 21m 829m
NG34 3 3935786682, 3935786688 3y 853m
WF13 26 192301570, 1686475238 2y 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 3y 942m
ME5 273 3463800995, 3463800996 3y 1109m
GL20 59 599664241, 1922735655 3y 1113m
E1W 52 358548488, 3315460481 2y 1115m
EX7 166 501846593, 915316456 8y 1121m
NE34 56 4296451289, 4296590785 24m 1122m
CA8 333 3490687255, 4334318987 24m 1138m
W2 50 1356416270, 2493597556 10m 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 4y 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 3y 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 17m 1930m
Check ref -- nodes 660760074 and 1177790908 both have the same value
SE15 11 974267709, 974274199 6y 1999m Should be SE15 654? Duplicate ref
SY24 140 1922509047, 4806698085 15m 2062m
SW16 4 1361047771, 1361052731 2y 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 4y 2510m
CV22 214 330889240, 3798686723 8m 2554m
SE20 10 355253768, 981556803 4y 2619m
check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district
BN27 935 443453524, 3668837153 3y 3025m
BA12 12 573564924, 3134253230 4y 3041m
GL53 40 511081865, 546617426 18m 3207m
GL2 99 534963487, 3018998538 4y 3976m
YO7 65 1865789193, 4213067002 2y 4248m
WF8 402 4176808587, 4176809001 2y 4319m
B66 52 310098260, 5106084752 10m 4398m
DL12 201 3834034359, 5151471869 8m 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 3y 6160m
Check is still there and ref is correct
PH38 103 2104709481, 2104740203 6y 6424m
TN19 259 5236044479, 5746531730 8d 7959m
WR15 114 1462177707, 3795560395 3y 8015m Need to check this box is still there and really is the given number.
DT2 52 4710922118, 4812371544 15m 8759m
TR26 100 3768904304, 5550562534 3m 9628m
CT19 98 535440911, 943695175 7m 11055m
BH21 119 948852582, 1430613445 3y 17001m
EX34 51 3439024846, 5633867786 8w 20208m
ZE2 125 2911726259, 2911795928 4y 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 5y CF1␣355
3722861825 3y LE57␣147 ref might be wrong
3723317964 3y LE57␣200
3723242372 3y LE57␣530
2911880841 3y SO4␣143
824232118 23m WC1␣11
4100046731 2y 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 11m AB10␣1170
4888360087 14m AB12␣627
4345739327 23m AB39␣351
490695189 9y AB41␣471
4264448955 19m AL10␣335
818056382 6y AL10␣6
3686940748 3y B11␣193
848856945 8y B14␣258
674906530 8y B14␣4911
309289823 10y B16␣10
76480461 10y B16␣268
3167033438 3y B18␣1002
298990960 10y B18␣209
33061775 11y B24␣856
3463492249 3y B28␣44
323992929 7y B29␣253
317001317 7y B30␣924
270801027 9y B31␣596
16624271 7y B35␣1152
747888693 8y B37␣3921
380468880 9y B38␣740
4251322515 8w B49␣117
5135924834 10m B6␣2151
399981567 9y B64␣1334
303537690 10y B66␣189
445817013 24m B69␣184
246852938 5y B69␣255
369884658 6y B70␣6017
3974096230 2y B75␣10230
25303792 6y B75␣166
1495304414 3y B9␣724
5681022452 5w B90␣670
824544914 8y B91␣177
3471578278 3y B91␣491
3579073875 3y B92␣1268
5369004667 5m B93␣19
3574917921 3y B93␣190
719867385 3m B93␣2240
446058801 10m B94␣266
1885007787 2y B95␣2450
1757698923 2w B97␣38
5277881739 7m BA11␣1082
822743185 8y BA22␣150 There is a post office here somewhere
2743083383 4y BB1␣601
2743083386 4y BB1␣602
998952020 6y BD1␣1000
301263971 6y BD3␣216
302780110 6y BD3␣65
940924881 6y BD4␣971
828426909 6y BH13␣329
2919556252 4y BH21␣152
2912934533 4y BH23␣300
2912934532 4y BH23␣500
367735138 4y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district
410849653 9y BN18␣1249 check ref - may not be correct
3465971382 3m BN21␣7451
5583933222 3m BN6␣362
190509386 20m BN8␣501
3578721977 3y BR1␣477
336614487 4y BR3␣12 check ref -- location is outside BR3 postal district
3598509702 3y BR3␣187
638803571 8y BR3␣202
358530354 9y BS2␣323
4187234152 2y BS28␣1138
459110924 9y BS29␣162
2925302378 3y BS3␣1005
4376989375 23m BT15␣371
3988152303 23m BT15␣465
450006209 9m CB22␣325
5148060192 9m CB22␣554
26976828 11m CB25␣510
29865181 7m CB7␣2700
5230955040 8m CB9␣5300
5726704892 2w CF32␣36
1251226118 6y CF37␣75
4174670092 24m CH47␣442
703617613 11m CH65␣414 What days of the week is this collection time valid for?
703200283 4y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district
703206178 11m CH66␣486 What days of the week is this collection time valid for?
5408557304 5m CM15␣1900
1793478818 23m CM21␣1209
3826349995 10m CM3␣448
376810917 5y CO1␣479
390275304 11m CO3␣941 Does this postbox have two apertures?
418396211 9y CO5␣281
3179697244 4y CR0␣146
775374968 6y CR0␣156
772989511 4y CR0␣210
3220039560 4y CR0␣463
5669801553 6w CR0␣520
3220039559 6w CR0␣603
5747193724 8d CR3␣162
5646017942 7w CR5␣238
3569250100 7w CR8␣467
554885069 12m CT1␣363
575148712 9y CT10␣102
905017540 8y CT12␣60
555085761 9y CT14␣134
247929811 9y CT14␣5
549256420 9y CT15␣85
905153188 8y CT16␣31
844550377 8y CT16␣52
797117696 8y CT16␣78
535440975 9y CT19␣18
230280891 9y CT19␣203
369828188 4y CT3␣322
539726623 9y CT4␣270
29517844 9y CT4␣345
357971964 7y CT5␣2642
929871052 8y CT7␣12
339978543 9y CT8␣21
577497489 8w CT9␣130
577497490 9y CT9␣36
1489216209 5y CV12␣577
3087758885 3y CV32␣25
448446342 9y DA1␣500
3914819361 3y DA11␣113
449368324 6y DA11␣26
5667121082 6w DE1␣110
1306271229 6y DE11␣1034
957703974 6y DE12␣1146
749484024 4y DE13␣1072 Is there really a postbox here and on the opposite side of the road?
749195408 6y DE13␣1397
826910946 6y DE14␣1050
355032464 6y DE23␣770
583435198 6y DE4␣1361
682334900 6y DE45␣85
749072278 6y DE56␣422
749152883 6y DE56␣775
958935498 6y DE6␣983
822846818 22m DE7␣1416
1840330243 6y DG13␣68
4140738510 2y DH1␣111
751988443 2y DH1␣217
751988435 6y DH1␣219
430280782 9y DH1␣467
763454180 8y DH6␣327
269523651 10y DH6␣88
3399940574 3y DN10␣225
663373574 8y DN18␣300
663424023 8y DN36␣61
3655730325 21m DT1␣5405
702795466 22m DY10␣964
3730923907 3y DY12␣254
702787408 4y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district
2889362418 4y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district
305801381 6y DY8␣201
1126943196 3y DY9␣1180
302013691 5m E1␣117
3819667912 3y E1␣13
283190902 5m E1␣150
3315460482 2y E1␣51
3315460480 5m E1␣53
672726451 3y E1␣62
5441228215 5m E1␣81
3632715080 3y E1␣82
469446851 9y E13␣2
505743196 6w E14␣157
1235356265 4y E2␣29
358128311 9y E4␣68
935258864 6y E4␣72
340129848 6y E6␣40
1235356261 3y E8␣16
4402475492 6m EC1A␣111
291951432 4y EC2M␣213 Resurvey: Node for postbox currently located in middle of road.
3209785735 6m EC3M␣332
3209785733 3y EC3M␣333 there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now.
3209785734 6m EC3M␣333
25475341 3m EC3N␣305
4015082660 3m EC3N␣306
3072466175 3m EC3R␣314
25544097 3m EC3R␣315
329978954 3m EC3R␣3181
694508652 5m EC3R␣3701
369009843 6m EC3V␣321
908210546 8y EH12␣252
1547125487 6y EH13␣530
1739202162 2y EH14␣348
1674837589 4y EH21␣207 check ref -- looks to be outside the EH21 postal district
5249488577 8m EH22␣177
359406545 8m EH22␣492
4205839067 2y EH48␣110
3692347496 3y EH48␣71
2936733936 3y EH52␣135
3757483853 3y EH54␣31
3757483854 3y EH54␣33
3475286688 3y EH54␣89
3757418254 3y EH55␣34
4093381230 2y EN2␣47
267950095 3y EN7␣23
288323718 21m EX2␣155
3395670109 3y EX2␣614
370416871 6y EX4␣574
440083337 9y EX5␣60
4758791996 16m EX9␣16
1925669218 9m FK11␣316
1997742631 6y G33␣882
1997781191 6y G33␣939
1628736287 6y G44␣316
419736154 9y G84␣1
4922312708 13m GL1␣66
4919362597 13m GL10␣95
415504898 4y GL2␣1050
3263049462 4y GL2␣1290
5381096946 5m GL2␣334
3263050561 4y GL2␣670
2797104171 4y GL2␣71
4257848700 19m GL4␣991
1243226434 17m GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district
2440299126 3y GL50␣1300
4749691625 16m GL54␣246
476761611 11m GU21␣1113
2889725645 11m GU21␣131
5278587159 7m GU5␣97
564819372 9y GU7␣119
563939007 9y GU7␣24
297159904 9y GU9␣174
1656423375 3y GU9␣8
305399273 4y HA9␣142
820236988 3m HP5␣1141
818648452 5y 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 9y HR9␣675
4924924530 13m HS2␣60
332422290 8y HU9␣145
847467329 6y HX3␣91
842840418 6y HX4␣294
356278722 3y IG1␣11
364772505 9y IG3␣165
371076467 6y IG3␣89
364771381 4y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district
370648724 9y IG8␣551
2486803396 21m IP1␣442
3720610897 3y IP12␣6301
3720251241 3w IP12␣6319
761569560 12d IP4␣287
4217394902 2y IP6␣8161
2838729371 4y IP7␣1211
4218208389 2y IP8␣1302
369091540 7y IV1␣1212
4574261304 19m IV12␣10
5457468472 4m IV12␣25
3097155941 4y IV2␣23
1991221599 6y IV22␣205
431169600 9y IV22␣253
4554436319 19m IV24␣318
898055088 12m IV26␣331
1991221621 6y IV27␣78
773075505 8y IV44␣108
999855852 8y IV49␣35
2447183914 5y IV56␣28
432734169 9y IV6␣126
5262159659 7m IV6␣40
1937716884 6y KA17␣40
3260105793 3y KT13␣10
473807179 20m KW17␣5
498850956 9y KY10␣289
5633584985 8w KY13␣100
27411453 7y L1␣501
348176325 11m L2␣7400
348176019 7w L3␣1212
280845765 8y L8␣47
1583342664 7y LA22␣234
301031580 9y LD1␣13
297498342 4y LD7␣241 check ref -- location outside LD7 postal district
297463381 8y LD8␣212 check ref value
1776600653 6y LE10␣86
4232925203 2y LE11␣251
1572685651 3y 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 9y LE2␣677
1360412075 6y LL13␣318
4929299197 13m LL30␣82
1777325792 6y LL33␣344
549393808 21m LL42␣73
536821180 3y LL57␣87
3506993005 3y LL60␣170
3508374699 3y LL63␣131
905027407 5y LN10␣926
905027400 5y LN10␣927
4410553680 22m LS12␣900
349429400 6y LS13␣856
518142634 6y LS13␣920
3655916228 2y LS17␣446
1307683855 5y LS17␣455
28098908 3y LS21␣556
3370864026 9m LS27␣1218
4097906789 2y LU2␣224
355758821 6y LU5␣83
4578052023 19m M13␣888
4552357385 19m M16␣396
307512615 11m M19␣79
5628825274 7w M2␣101
1278748076 4y M33␣149 check ref -- location is outside the M33 postal district
705975280 8y M41␣624
244713393 24m ME19␣159
33128174 8y ME3␣209
253736343 8y ME3␣234
3810423657 3y ME3␣4040
345775588 9y ME8␣51
2581091237 5y MK1␣571
2518854417 5y MK16␣144
3465085037 3y MK19␣296
4896170151 14m N1␣75
458765100 6y N15␣38
791850480 6y N17␣44
3888589449 12m N1C␣4
306553895 4y N4␣27 check ref -- location is outside the N4 postal district
4354479973 11m NE12␣100
4213964305 2y NE13␣90
5565159941 3m NE47␣350
4518128989 20m NG15␣362
672562731 8m NG17␣377
1272527785 6y NG23␣102
1302172192 6y NG23␣213
1394760542 3y NG32␣55
3912625036 3y NG33␣34
3579388134 19m NG4␣191
4761933467 16m NN13␣67
1893385458 3y NN3␣580
4303141037 4w NN8␣1044
1225908655 7y NN9␣25
3652676240 3y NR1␣157
2414551076 3y NR10␣1109
5633706966 8w NR16␣1658
365602433 21m NR2␣238
1062377360 4y NR28␣2810
1901950246 15m NR30␣3057
365018126 9y NR5␣507
370549134 10m NR6␣602
2732777389 4y NW6␣79 Not quite sure about the ref
3247822862 4y OL14␣1430
4318541748 10m OL16␣32
27280387 14m OX26␣11
34675042 14m OX26␣347
4558074856 19m PA23␣36
411705927 9y PA3␣151
286315505 10y PA3␣193
5163623167 9m PA33␣36
3826976790 3y PA34␣23
787372498 3y PE12␣176
4685311970 17m PE2␣38
905353222 8y PE22␣97
560050165 22m PH1␣157
269069559 2y PH2␣103
2512163238 4y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district
2296402376 4y PH6␣103 check ref -- location is outside PH6 postal district
454590916 9y PH9␣32
886699112 4m PL29␣180
4536751869 15m PO3␣4002
827247709 6y PO30␣100
581000088 8m PO33␣45
560042904 4w PO35␣305
703573738 6w PO41␣55
828075283 6w PO41␣93
5049612641 11m PO8␣164
381513303 9y RG14␣75
270332884 9y RG14␣78
354682949 24m RG18␣298
344532821 6y RG22␣359
3710569818 3y RG25␣160
5388046872 5m RG26␣61
3603472631 3y RG27␣158
364432237 9y RG28␣96
1823326653 5w RG30␣165
5503318808 5w RG30␣168
5630469602 8w RG30␣2130
318955961 4w RG30␣263
4434623139 22m RG4␣422
3676384273 3y RG40␣491
932348364 4y RG5␣4600
394094517 12m RG7␣2570
371905292 9y RG7␣384
3943125588 3y RG9␣640
4485910377 21m RH1␣1090
5654626122 6w RH1␣185 The ref on my photo is blurred. I think it reads RH1 185, but this is not on the Dracos list - in fact, there isn't even meant to be a postbox at this location. But the photo GPS and streetview agree there is.
32602018 3y RH1␣3090
5396147210 5m RH12␣110
3377613809 3y RH12␣4
1378992133 2y RH13␣57
278535285 10y RH14␣156
476706800 9y RH14␣479
594680400 7y RH2␣139
1269541962 5y RH2␣188
662361902 5y RH2␣192
577819115 7y RH2␣220
1204172287 7y RH2␣243
20974332 2y RH2␣44
318211021 9y RH5␣102
270600338 10y RH6␣262
1192695068 7y RH6␣266 Check ref -- box number partly illegible
2467939887 5y RH6␣359
286530615 2y RH8␣1103
279296348 4y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district
651076067 8y RM20␣504
1819112736 5m S1␣1271
262572738 16m S1␣1623
331783381 21m S1␣22366
69619049 7m S1␣3199
322127784 9y S11␣363
309786904 9y S17␣260
309353925 9y S17␣38
309757609 6y S17␣7671
310715190 9y S3␣3276
1587308052 7y S3␣67
312676786 9y S35␣375
315643116 9y S35␣516
315645057 7y S35␣934
350694869 9y S41␣13
312409777 9y S6␣1633
4441068894 21m S65␣502
364824866 9y S8␣572
5095424918 10m SA10␣78
4186098770 22m SA14␣112
4177423719 2y SA15␣314
4384429090 23m SA16␣286
4172287253 2y SA18␣12
4281322880 23m SA32␣332
4365494956 23m SA32␣374
4796445507 15m SA32␣86
384412094 9y SA33␣185
5103380176 4m SA43␣27
5133960151 5m SA43␣41
1240317484 4m SA45␣205
4372056542 23m SA6␣389
4420905273 22m SA6␣394
4341890712 24m SA6␣401
4420905272 22m SA6␣403
1331601835 16m SE12␣19
691909527 6y SE18␣21
341525733 9y SE26␣26
848427176 4y SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district
871830855 4y SG12␣102 Check ref -- location not in SG12 postal district
5660582876 6w SG19␣108
4397075979 22m SK1␣225 position approximate, GPS signal por
3741083637 3w SK1␣385
322638328 9y SK10␣76
3451242398 3y SK13␣1040
3161701914 3y SK23␣890
4621828300 18m SK4␣14
2725226119 4y SK8␣269
540923437 9y SK9␣653
597354731 9y SL0␣90
5148016963 9m SL1␣2402
596584681 6y SL6␣92
266744760 9y SM2␣177
266740645 9y SM2␣60
361235132 6y SM4␣223
312671343 12m SM4␣319
279056286 6y SM5␣278
2151564550 10m SN1␣140
33433209 8w SN10␣106 check ref -- location outside SN10 postal district
4363576018 23m SN11␣294
334496943 9y SN2␣249
1297044240 7y SN25␣27
4388121450 23m SN9␣178
196208619 18m SN9␣179
42356506 2y SO16␣193
4172770468 2y SO18␣655
4661365327 18m SO18␣751
3282575884 13m SO22␣112
2911918237 4y SO41␣127
2911918240 4y SO41␣72
3038897481 4y SP11␣73
1676720438 4y SP6␣163 check ref -- location is outside SP6 postal district
375523566 3y ST1␣224
441948468 9y ST13␣703
4558675004 19m ST16␣54
1142618164 3y ST17␣349 I didn't see this box when I passe don 7/10/15. Is it still there?
1109138916 7y ST18␣196
963952586 8y ST18␣442
1098585003 8y ST19␣330
566138152 6y ST4␣362
247123600 7y ST6␣84
3736590163 3y SW14␣34
675848879 10m SW1A␣171
4984100118 10m SW1A␣4 can someone separate th epostbox from the node of the building?
2496335352 9m SW1E␣162
431358014 7m SW1H␣101
431358016 7m SW1H␣14
1298729990 7m SW1H␣158
5244533301 8m SW1P␣109
5244533302 8m SW1P␣145
5244533303 8m SW1P␣183
409894758 8m SW1P␣45
5244533300 8m SW1P␣77
5244533304 8m SW1P␣83
5154416289 9m SW1X␣112
3250832309 9m SW1X␣60
2627590376 10m SW1Y␣137
452515783 10m SW1Y␣154
862464742 6y SW3␣84
786884510 8y SW7␣29
799592253 6y SY11␣211
1257672242 4m SY23␣85
4726478680 16m SY7␣159
297487943 5y SY7␣556
3982532493 14m TA2␣104
4144629890 2y TA23␣104
703909643 2y TA23␣41
2290630787 2y TA23␣88
3269418296 16m TA24␣170
4574191474 19m TA4␣89
1564388074 6y TA5␣282
528511599 9y TF10␣100
528511608 9y TF10␣200
528511595 9y TF10␣347
5745605465 9d TN12␣24
626841135 11m TN12␣312
5030801058 11m TN12␣87
410960488 9y TN13␣24
3996089522 22m TN16␣1742
4730593684 16m TN2␣336
600042900 4y TN23␣212
600042908 9y TN23␣292
686708044 8y TN23␣51
866691969 8y TN24␣93
1524938385 7y TN26␣214
488280541 9y TN26␣240
515166706 6y TN27␣198
469354186 9y TN29␣288
4855832992 8w TN40␣51
2111208777 5y TN8␣267
4428247783 22m TQ12␣5
390449493 9y TQ2␣34
299590458 4y TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district
880762864 7y TQ5␣19
814298270 20m TR17␣119
503045764 9y TR22␣222
1332837810 5y TR4␣245
5703152017 4w TW12␣142
4525422452 6m TW6␣1100
5349696330 6m TW6␣1128
1485192023 6y UB2␣160
3314477882 3y UB2␣260
3224993261 4y UB6␣1830
3229773665 4y UB6␣300
4265660927 2y UB8␣101
909530461 6m W10␣100
452214758 10m W1B␣291
2849067574 10m W1S␣63
452590043 7w W1S␣87
236880317 9m W2␣272
348624315 9y WA13␣183
540984086 6y WA7␣82
4536301414 20m WD25␣3333
1782677525 3y WD3␣266
875898147 21m WD3␣604
1395360781 6y WR10␣228
1837725580 6y WR10␣231
664155391 3y WR11␣48
470000209 7y WR13␣99
3740626928 3y WR15␣148
1530100920 7y WS15␣312
4836287097 15m WS15␣85
258148608 10y WS5␣209
144460714 11y WS9␣196
4964856003 12m YO1␣548
4572198722 19m YO11␣250
5241474657 8m YO18␣140
4755653011 16m YO22␣27
2912017698 4y 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 6y B60␣81
399981567 9y B64␣1334
5106084752 10m B66␣52
828110150 6y B77␣403
3471578278 3y B91␣491
367735138 4y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district
336614487 4y BR3␣12 check ref -- location is outside BR3 postal district
4187234152 2y BS28␣1138
4376989375 23m BT15␣371
703200283 4y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district
675663434 11m CH66␣255 What days of the week is this collection time valid for?
905017540 8y CT12␣60
943695175 7m CT19␣98
3450711325 3y CV10␣27
529505926 3y DA11␣1122
739728397 6y DA14␣401
663424023 8y DN36␣61
702787408 4y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district
2889362418 4y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district
3315460481 2y E1W␣52
1890432563 6y EH10␣369
1674837589 4y EH21␣207 check ref -- looks to be outside the EH21 postal district
1726299329 6y EH44␣43
4166262960 2y EH47␣34
2936733936 3y EH52␣135
3757483853 3y EH54␣31
3757483854 3y EH54␣33
3757418254 3y EH55␣34
5633867786 8w EX34␣51
1997742631 6y G33␣882
4922312708 13m GL1␣66
4919362597 13m GL10␣95
394138612 6y GL11␣384
1243226434 17m GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district
564819372 9y GU7␣119
563939007 9y GU7␣24
2392278246 3y HP19␣309
3683067348 3y HS3␣131
2912116112 4y HS9␣12
2912116122 4y HS9␣18
364771381 4y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district
369507225 4y IG9␣83 check ref -- location is outside IG9 postal district
773075505 8y IV44␣108
394696000 5y IV44␣113
750509180 7y IV44␣135
494147700 5y IV47␣134
659722492 8y IV49␣136
441694996 9y IV49␣34
4083616471 2y IV51␣96
391835518 9y IV54␣255
1820838857 2y IV55␣54
1937716884 6y KA17␣40
4356784724 23m KA27␣149
4365700854 23m KW1␣28
474700502 12m KW3␣50
2749569916 4y LE17␣228
776019939 4y LL77␣330 check ref -- location is outside the LL77 postal district
307512615 11m M19␣79
334648277 2y M2␣180
1278748076 4y M33␣149 check ref -- location is outside the M33 postal district
306553895 4y N4␣27 check ref -- location is outside the N4 postal district
4792394446 15m NP25␣515
365018126 9y NR5␣507
415545287 5y PA37␣73
1797522975 6y PA62␣161
1797509084 6y PA64␣143
1797552686 6y PA65␣116
1797235036 6y PA67␣126
1797186018 4y PA67␣131 check ref -- location outside PA67 postal district
1798592125 6y PA69␣149
1796778944 6y PA70␣122
1796743673 6y PA71␣158
1794866338 3w PA72␣1
1803681606 23m PA78␣113
2512163238 4y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district
523147678 2y PH37␣83
2104740203 6y PH38␣103
2104709474 6y PH38␣60
3651261605 3y PH39␣124
2429018781 5y PH42␣108
2561762228 24m PH43␣16
2296402376 4y PH6␣103 check ref -- location is outside PH6 postal district
3726593944 16m PL15␣115
3465417673 3y PO12␣45
577819115 7y RH2␣220
429935911 22m RH4␣152
279296348 4y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district
4177423719 2y SA15␣314
5238508521 8m SA31␣102
4446706367 21m SA32␣560
4796446421 15m SA33␣35
981556803 4y SE20␣10 check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district
848427176 4y SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district
5148016963 9m SL1␣2402
266744760 9y SM2␣177
266740645 9y SM2␣60
33433209 8w SN10␣106 check ref -- location outside SN10 postal district
889481498 3y SN7␣286
4486146294 21m SO43␣138
1676720438 4y SP6␣163 check ref -- location is outside SP6 postal district
1359562182 7y SY23␣218
3269418296 16m TA24␣170
5746531730 8d TN19␣259
515663679 4y TN33␣313 check ref (box outside TN33 district) and location (in the middle of a field)
299590458 4y TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district
503045764 9y TR22␣222
5550562534 3m TR26␣100
5703152017 4w TW12␣142
824232121 22m WC1B␣10 I couldn't find this post box could it have moved to inside post office on High Holburn?
1528124299 4y 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.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme
822806937 22m BH1␣107 looks like this post box might have been removed in 2014
822806818 23m BH1␣401
469881703 5y CB25␣514

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 8y AL10
822724628 8y AL10
4944775820 13m B15
822726167 17m B23
337678215 9y B65
337635640 4m B65
822733847 5y BA20
822733850 5y BA20
1868928167 6y BD19
413897305 9y CW11
823624251 17m HA1
823624265 17m HA1
823631247 17m HA8
823670188 5y HR8
823670230 8y HR8 Need to get correct side of road.
823670243 5y HR8
823670185 5y HR8
823670174 5y HR8
1561526339 3y IP15
5051724632 11m IP17 photo blurred so full ref & Sa times missing/possibly wrong
2168919331 3y IP25 check for new collection plate
1808858231 6y IP26
659918832 8y L8
4345107618 23m LL20
412451512 9y LL23
247833019 20m LS20
1312746960 6y NR11
1270517424 7y OX29 ref too fuzzy to read in photo :(
4545524798 19m PA23
811311924 17m PE1
811327030 5y PE12
811348651 8y PE12
811348649 8y PE12
811331984 5y PE12
811329233 5y PE12
491427987 6y RG12
812886396 8y SG12
812886397 8y SG12
812270231 5y SG14
5679687963 5w SG18
1470780417 7y 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 9m 174
1451278498 7y 201
2239868934 4y 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 5y probably_wrong:ref = BA12␣183 check ref -- box is located in BA1 postcode district.
573597823 5y probably_wrong:ref = BA12␣299 check ref -- box is located in BA1 postcode district.
5259181523 8m name = BS3␣009
5259189321 8m name = BS3␣1031
5682915100 5w fixme = Collection␣plate␣missing␣as␣of Collection plate missing as of survey 11/6/2018. It should be CR8 236 per the RM database. Is this postbox still in use?
5607296226 2m note = DG8␣19
729790365 8y probably_wrong:ref = G72␣1232
873565278 8y fixme = I␣think␣this␣is␣the␣SG5␣79␣Peg I think this is the SG5 79 Pegsdon box.
3699691570 3y note = Information␣plate␣missing:␣per
600534545 5y probably_wrong:ref = LL59␣19 check ref
248789086 7y postal_code = ML5␣5
895550921 8y fixme2 = May␣be␣SG18␣16 May be SG18 16
510602194 9y note = No␣collection␣plate,␣think␣thi
1778166245 6y note = Probably␣ref␣CW5␣998␣but␣not␣m
331486778 10y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12
331486780 6y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12
7045191 3y note = Reference␣not␣visible:␣informa
1758575512 3y note = Reference␣not␣visible:␣informa
3720531955 3y note = Reference␣not␣visible:␣informa
280184512 4y note = Refs␣not␣visible␣beneath␣stick
280500202 6y postal_code = TQ3␣2
270180546 9y note = the␣ref␣says␣RG19␣197␣but␣this
353004310 5y 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 16m level = 0
2696945588 18m level = 0
5661184305 6w level = 1
5661184306 6w level = 1
5661184304 6w level = 1
3469380975 3y geograph:id = 1157932
2320649275 24m HE_ref = 1253061
3086634240 22m start_date = 1960
3359339437 3y addr:housenumber = 25
5398483975 5m geograph:id = 2627214
5398449448 5m geograph:id = 723028
3751479128 24m 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 10m AL1␣292;AL1␣293
5277881739 7m BA11␣82;BA11␣1082
2098001681 10m BH1␣123;BH1␣5123
1138984606 10m BH8␣400;BH8␣5400
2178828542 3y CA13␣1076;CA13␣76
3396678648 22m CA14␣165;CA14␣1165
583357253 3y CA14␣19;CA14␣1019
3469648874 3y CA14␣21;CA14␣5
3381353188 2y CA22␣80;CA22␣1080
3333704087 3y CA25␣79;CA25␣1079D
3563138913 3y CA28␣1006;CA28␣6
29044266 7m CB7␣24;CB7␣169
29865181 7m CB7␣27;CB7␣2700
5230955040 8m CB9␣53;CB9␣5300
5408557304 5m CM15␣19;CM15␣1900
390275304 11m CO3␣3941;CO3␣941 Does this postbox have two apertures?
343560649 14d DE5␣721;DE5␣1408
958979368 22m DE75␣611;DE75␣651
3874369971 3y DL1␣19;DL1␣10
3817419586 3y DL14␣240;DL14␣230
3872619367 3y DL3␣21;DL3␣1
305801381 6y DY8␣201;DY8␣200
246842390 4y E1␣19;E1␣1019
246842393 6y E1␣21;E1␣1021
370455910 6y E1␣55;E1␣1055
1300266914 6y E14␣1;E14␣1001
267820885 6y E15␣39;E15␣1039
1343923235 2y E17␣1715;E17␣15
354921777 6y E17␣29;E17␣52
249311847 3y E1W␣58;E1W␣158
262311234 4y E3␣23;E3␣1023
1239299942 6y E6␣16;E6␣1016
299022783 8m EX4␣345;EX4␣3450
1601429526 20m G1␣538;G1␣5380
443351503 3y KY16␣200;KY16␣201
3893460291 3y LA1␣201;LA1␣200
3902804509 3y LA1␣206;LA1␣205
3895078722 3y LA1␣221;LA1␣222
423190095 2y LA22␣160;LA22␣161
3966319599 2y LA4␣248;LA4␣247;LA4␣249
1639436245 11m LS10␣1999;LS10␣2999;LS10␣3999
1276271465 11m LS10␣390;LS10␣1390
4518728520 20m NE1␣1192;NE1␣192
4513906051 20m NE1␣1500;NE1␣500;NE1␣776
4526380156 20m NE1␣4;NE1␣3
1829169875 20m NE1␣501;NE1␣724
4526380159 20m NE1␣777;NE1␣28
4404262012 22m NE11␣1200;NE11␣200
4419107258 22m NE11␣180;NE11␣179
4424750526 22m NE16␣669;NE16␣668
4136204729 6m NE2␣66;NE2␣166
4432369865 22m NE21␣185;NE21␣723;NE21␣85
4432336099 22m NE21␣91;NE21␣700
4834765230 15m NE25␣1409;NE25␣409
4834378732 15m NE25␣600;NE25␣1600
4656790096 18m NE28␣581;NE28␣1581
4695686038 17m NE29␣709;NE29␣19
4684997568 17m NE29␣762;NE29␣1762
4685110103 16m NE30␣1001;NE30␣1
4355660149 23m NE31␣659;NE31␣660
4350796584 23m NE33␣116;NE33␣1116
1313184947 2y NE37␣157;NE37␣1157
4288195675 2y NE37␣688;NE37␣546
4290236814 2y NE37␣740;NE37␣741
4590623743 19m NE4␣21;NE4␣1021
327183391 20m NE41␣536;NE41␣535
600911301 3y NE46␣179;NE46␣178
4644318198 18m NE6␣359;NE6␣703
522431790 4w NE66␣23;NE66␣1023
312883148 23m NE8␣161;NE8␣202
633219133 23m NE9␣1069;NE9␣69
4605619869 6w PR2␣527;PR2␣528
3742495043 3y PR8␣166;PR8␣165
1450979507 18m RG17␣300;RG17␣302
3676384273 3y RG40␣230;RG40␣491
394094517 12m RG7␣257;RG7␣2570
2151564550 10m SN1␣14;SN1␣140
370200603 8m SO23␣35;SO23␣252
332683259 4y SY23␣213;SY23␣214
1259247072 6y SY23␣33;SY23␣34
759995490 6y SY23␣4;SY23␣5
3708543910 8w TN40␣9991;TN40␣9992
3409363209 3y TW18␣508;TW18␣5081
4757155240 16m TW4␣1;TW4␣100
1013235374 6y WF1␣2003;WF1␣2002
358516915 2y WF14␣475;WF14␣1475
3323106201 2y 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 7y B35␣63R
3671954150 3y B71␣43;B71␣43A
25244856 9y B76␣196R resurvey to chck ref
899592393 10m BH21␣7HG
4391429884 23m BT14␣6AT
1594041297 20m DT4␣7SL
899024936 20m G1␣10;G1␣10A
332054237 20m G1␣504;G1␣504A
309910827 20m G2␣1509;G2␣1509A
332050665 17m G2␣521;G2␣521A
1474504722 17m G2␣694;G2␣694A
42066362 7y G3␣170;G3␣170A
296238626 7y G3␣232;G3␣232A
2286118317 3y IP25␣3??1
324695331 21m M4␣5AA Check ref value -- the current value looks more like a postcode than a box number
289175164 3y NE2␣155A
5761681783 19h NG14␣153␣D
489827605 8d NG7␣23R
1459346382 14m PE19␣5WZ
69589588 6w S1␣362;no
3772042999 19m S3␣10;no
4307351992 23m SL2␣57F
960852139 8y 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 6y *
4798176700 14m *
4354747596 23m 1␣Castle␣Hotel
3868936377 3y 109c
1278559448 6y 1388m
2618867853 5y 24␣125
3710803622 3y 260C
5062058919 11m 262a
2609460612 5y 390M
3855551369 3y ?␣(sticker␣over␣text)
4427181625 22m ?SA32␣28x
276534074 5y AB1028
5658213325 6w BARNET␣P.O
747859535 12m Decommissioned
365372046 3y IP32␣??16D Resurvey to complete ref and get collection times
2061976329 6y IV␣216
2061976330 19m IV␣217
2061976331 19m IV␣218
2061976335 6y IV␣292
2061976339 6y IV␣294
2061976338 6y IV␣296
2061976333 6y IV␣299
3094835519 4y IV048 postcode prefix
3653266702 3y IV189
534125601 13m IV282
3971749213 24m KA8␣...
4431892097 22m KW122
3955991958 13m LH␣056␣County␣Hospital
3962432194 13m LH␣166␣Laxdale
3992031680 13m LH␣173␣Marybank
3962432196 13m LH␣19␣Tong␣Post␣Office
4945606896 13m LH07␣Ballantrushal
4945606897 13m LH075␣Old␣Post␣Office␣Barvas
4925247603 12m LH086␣␣Arnol
4922960719 13m LH13␣Hill␣Street␣Tolsta
422750728 13m LH14␣Back␣Crossroads
4922927592 13m LH15␣Gress
422730677 13m LH16␣Garrieguirm
422755749 13m LH17␣Upper␣Coll
4922961226 13m LH18␣New␣Tolsta
4922961224 13m LH20␣North␣Tolsta
3994363157 13m LH77␣Back␣Post␣Office
357555677 8m NG17␣D
1749637763 17m NONE
4224113490 2y No␣ref
4221912189 2y None
5494946911 4m Not␣shown
1189266699 13m PARK␣VIEW
5443126795 4m PO197NT
1711109359 6y Perigrine␣Way␣box1
5630506380 8w RG30362D
4441068674 21m S6013
4832736039 15m SK14146
2338725652 5y SK6␣???
2252781802 5y TN*␣229
5207357493 9m U46␣Medways
2911732752 4y ZE2␣unnumbered
2912006986 4y ZE2␣unnumbered
4234210313 2y blank
4913451666 11m missing
2627419471 2y no
2627419470 4y no
3812517617 2y no
403334264 4y no
370821482 22m no
2231468882 19m no
2661132068 11m no
2904332627 4y no
1794801940 2y no
2721272717 4y no
1521376326 4y none
3213949467 19m none
4151179590 2y none␣on␣box
4624166974 18m obscured
4224061198 2y obscured
3497301827 3y obscured␣by␣phone␣number␣label
344777180 3y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels
344777179 3y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels
3467575070 3y plate␣removed
358114904 3y plate␣removed
3493654941 3y plate_removed
3686940805 3y plate_removed
3668709748 3y plate_removed
678475500 3y plate_removed
3493654933 3y plate_removed

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