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OSM Street Name Warnings for BL Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the BL Postal Area, based on OSM data from 2022‑11‑23 11:39:24 Z. (The data comes from postcode checks that another tool does, so only includes OSM objects with valid postcodes.) Street names are taken from the following, in order of precedence: the addr:place tag, the addr:parentstreet tag, the addr:street tag, the name tag on street or associatedStreet relation if present, and the addr:locality tag. Remember that only OSM-compatible sources can be used to fix any issues flagged by this tool.

Street Name Mismatches

Each postcode unit normally only includes addresses on a single "street" (although there can be one or more "dependent streets" off a main street within a single unit). The table below lists OSM objects whose computed 'street name' differs from the dominant 'street name' for other objects in that unit. Such difference may be caused by typos in the street name, by objects having the wrong postcode, or by a dependent street being tagged as addr:street, without the main street being appropriately tagged. (In the latter case, I would recommend using addr:parentstreet for the main street, and addr:street for the dependent street. The main street will then be recorded in this tool, but data users unaware of the additional tag, will get something sensible from the addr:street tag.) Note that the 'Dominant Street' listed in the tables is just the most used on other OSM objects with the same postcode — it is not necessarily correct.

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object JRC Tagged Street
BL0 9AS 2 Irwell␣Street w153088169 J+ King␣Street
BL1 2AB 2 Central␣Street w733534195 J+ Deansgate
BL1 2QG 3 Thomas␣Holden␣Street w507033146 J+ Gaskell␣Street
BL1 8TS 3 Eagley␣Brook␣Way w169523424 J+ Waters␣Meeting␣Road
BL2 5SQ 2 Tommy␣Lane w551454034 J+ Well␣Street
BL2 6QU 2 Bury␣Road w542844674 J+ Bury␣New␣Road
BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w541477708 J+ Bury␣Road
BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844197 J+ The␣Hollies
BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844198 J+ The␣Hollies
BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844199 J+ The␣Hollies
BL2 6PP 9 Breightmet␣Fold␣Lane w555844196 J+ The␣Hollies
BL3 6DH 3 Trinity␣Street w506489646 J+ Bolton␣Shopping␣Park
BL3 6NG 2 Fletcher␣Street w169701360 J+ Northolt␣Drive
BL4 8PZ 3 Kearsley␣Mount␣Precinct w585926483 J+ Manchester␣Road
BL5 2EH 18 Lower␣Leigh␣Road w704745411 J+ Casson␣Fold
BL5 3RD 27 Wigan␣Road w187161282 J+ Cricketers␣Way
BL5 3RJ 9 Wigan␣Road w699352970 J+ School␣Street
BL6 5UZ 2 Bolton␣West␣Services␣East n5203208956 J+ M61
BL6 5QH 2 Chorley␣New␣Road w33079389 J+ Mason␣Street
BL7 9RP 2 Deakins␣Mill␣Way n9776585971 J+ Deakins␣Mill␣Way,␣Egerton

Partially Missing Street Names

OSM objects with an addr:postcode tag, with without a computed street name (see above for method), where at least one other OSM object with the same postcode has a street computed street name. If the postcodes are correct, then the object in question will normally have the same street in its address.

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object JRC
BL0 9TA 2 Longsight␣Road n256792811 J+
BL1 2SL 2 Round␣Hill␣Way w56248586 J+
BL2 1AD 2 Castle␣Street n5248464886 J+
BL2 2JT 2 Castle␣Hill␣Street w147200918 J+
BL2 2NE 30 Crompton␣Way w577205911 J+
BL2 2NE 30 Crompton␣Way w577205914 J+
BL2 4BQ 4 Lea␣Gate w690249767 J+
BL2 5RA 3 Church␣Street n5325639476 J+
BL2 5BN 3 New␣Lane n4970343031 J+
BL3 2NZ 2 Manchester␣Road w506673256 J+
BL3 2EH 4 Rishton␣Lane w683894297 J+
BL3 3NH 9 St␣Helens␣Road n6774952932 J+
BL4 0BX 2 Plodder␣Lane w671774812 J+
BL4 9PU 2 George␣Street n1018183122 J+
BL5 1ER 24 Newbrook␣Road n6183268907 J+
BL5 3AG 4 Market␣Street n371634728 J+
BL6 6JA 22 The␣Linkway w577563783 J+
BL6 6JA 22 The␣Linkway w507487463 J+
BL6 7SE 3 Rivington w238176513 J+
BL6 7NX 2 Winter␣Hey␣Lane w665247213 J+
BL7 0BB 1 Blackburn␣Road w837533453 J+
BL8 2JR 3 Mile␣Lane n1850103852 J+
BL8 4HD 2 Holhouse␣Lane w406484353 J+
BL9 0NJ 2 Derby␣Way w219627171 J+

Fully Missing Street Names

OSM objects with an addr:postcode tag, with without a computed street name (see above for method), where none of the other OSM objects in the same postcode unit have a street name. In some postcode units, the addresses do not have streets, so the entries here are not necessarily errors.

Postcode Mapped OSM Object JRC
BL0 0HL 1 w153050068 J+
BL0 0QL 1 w406489448 J+
BL1 1US 1 w147464283 J+
BL1 2EX 1 w541395017 J+
BL1 3AS 1 w542689047 J+
BL1 8UF 1 w168426289 J+
BL2 1JX 2 w506612179 J+
BL2 1JX 2 w506612178 J+
BL2 3TR 1 w330036653 J+
BL3 4RB 1 w654986156 J+
BL4 7BA 1 w507151349 J+
BL5 2HN 1 w702460919 J+
BL6 4SD 2 w620642153 J+
BL6 4SD 2 w379931157 J+
BL7 9PQ 1 n6881833240 J+
BL7 9PZ 1 n361426756 J+
BL8 2SH 1 w951587299 J+
BL8 4LH 1 w172439679 J+
BL9 0QF 1 w219498025 J+
BL9 6JD 1 n4065561932 J+
BL9 7JP 1 w406491519 J+

Highways with Postcodes

OSM objects with an addr:postcode and a highway tag. It is debatable whether postcodes should be added to streets at all, but if they are to be, it might be preferable to use the postal_code tag instead, as the postcode on the street does not form part of an address.

No such streets found in this area.

Unexpected Punctuation

Street names containing a comma, colon, semi-colon, forward slash or backward slash, or a hyphen not between words. Occasionally such usage may be legitimate.
Regular expression: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

No such streets found in this area.

Unexpected Numbers

Street names containing a number. Note that some street names legitimately contain road numbers (e.g. "A147") when the road does not have another name.
Regular expression: /[0-9]/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BL9 8RD 1 Little␣66
BL9 8RN 1 Little␣66

Capitalisation Issues

Street names starting with a lowercase letter, or having two consecutive uppercase letters.
Regular expression: /(^[a-z]|[A-Z][A-Z])/

No such streets found in this area.


Street names containing common suffix/descriptor abbreviations, which would normally be expected to be spelt out in full. Note that the abbreviation of 'Saint' to 'St' is often present in the official name of a street, so 'St' is not necessarily an error.
Regular expression: / (Ave|Blvd|Cl|Cresc?|Ct|Gdns?|Grvs?|Ln|Rd|Sq|St|N|S|E|W)(\.? |$)/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BL3 5DR 1 Salisbury␣St

White Space Issues

Street names containing any white space characters other than spaces, two or more consecutive spaces, or starting or ending with a space.
Regular expression: /([[.newline.][.tab.][.form-feed.]]| |^ | $)/

No such streets found in this area.

Other Odd Characters

Street names containing anything other than letters, punctuation, spaces and numbers. Not all warnings here will be errors; some may be legitimate uses.
Regular expression: /[^A-Za-z0-9 '\.,:;()/\\-]/

No such streets found in this area.

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