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OSM Street Name Warnings for BR Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the BR Postal Area, based on OSM data from 2018‑08‑10 10:18:02 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 in Postcode Unit

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.

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object Tagged Street
BR1 2 BR1 2PR 2 41-43␣Orchard␣Road w230270703 Orchard␣Road
BR3 1 BR3 1GZ 8 Ella␣Close w565534168 Beckenham
BR3 5 BR3 5PA 2 49␣Bromley␣Road w352985028 Bromley␣Road
BR5 3 BR5 3RP 5 Cray␣Avenue n613890604 Nugent␣Shopping␣Park
BR5 3 BR5 3RP 5 Cray␣Avenue n613890610 Nugent␣Shopping␣Park
BR7 5 BR7 5NP 5 Chislehurst␣Road w179320384 Chislehurst␣Hill
BR8 7 BR8 7ES 28 Ash␣Close w129383563 Woodview␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7ES 28 Ash␣Close w129383561 Woodview␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7ES 28 Ash␣Close w129383562 Woodview␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7HB 2 Heathwood␣Parade;London␣Road n252705277 Heathwood␣Parade
BR8 7 BR8 7TE 5 St␣Marys␣Road n5789612680 St.␣Marys␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7TE 5 St␣Marys␣Road n5789612681 St.␣Marys␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7TG 10 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road n552391227 Swanley␣Centre
BR8 7 BR8 7TL 3 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road n1543419826 Swanley␣Centre
BR8 7 BR8 7TQ 8 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road n568191437 Swanley␣Centre
BR8 7 BR8 7TQ 8 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road n2975647793 Swanley␣Shopping␣Centre
BR8 8 BR8 8AP 4 Leechcroft␣Avenue n2789927203 Beech␣Avenue

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 withe the same postcode has a street computed stret name. If the postcodes are correct, then the object in question will normally have the same street in its address.

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street OSM Object
BR3 4 BR3 4PF 2 Beckenham␣Road w494814354
BR4 9 BR4 9JT 3 The␣Grove w200296715
BR5 3 BR5 3RP 5 Cray␣Avenue n1543431001
BR5 3 BR5 3RP 5 Cray␣Avenue n613890609
BR5 4 BR5 4DR 2 Anglesea␣Road w406475797
BR8 7 BR8 7BT 4 Hilda␣May␣Avenue n5812215113
BR8 7 BR8 7BT 4 Hilda␣May␣Avenue n5812215112
BR8 7 BR8 7BU 44 St␣Marys␣Road n256575480
BR8 7 BR8 7RA 3 Main␣Road n718487844
BR8 7 BR8 7RB 4 Main␣Road n718487854
BR8 7 BR8 7TE 5 St␣Marys␣Road w43661288
BR8 7 BR8 7TL 3 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road n714261378
BR8 7 BR8 7UN 3 London␣Road n5812372057
BR8 7 BR8 7UN 3 London␣Road n5790109688
BR8 8 BR8 8DR 4 Beechenlea␣Lane w24020688
BR8 8 BR8 8HS 2 Azalea␣Drive w23697279

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 postcde unit have a street name. In some postcode units, the addresses do not have streets, so the entries here are not necessarily errrors.

Sector Postcode Mapped OSM Object
BR1 1 BR1 1TR 1 n2117212891
BR1 3 BR1 3LH 1 n4430434902
BR1 4 BR1 4JU 1 n5295581203
BR3 3 BR3 3RB 1 n308064684
BR4 9 BR4 9BB 1 w293353027
BR4 9 BR4 9HT 1 w197262713
BR5 2 BR5 2GA 1 w406478859
BR5 2 BR5 2JD 1 w406479854
BR5 3 BR5 3PE 1 w406474478
BR5 3 BR5 3WD 1 w406474151
BR5 4 BR5 4AR 1 w406475674
BR5 4 BR5 4EP 1 w406475399
BR5 4 BR5 4LG 1 w406477114
BR5 4 BR5 4LZ 1 w406476616
BR6 0 BR6 0PJ 1 w144475036
BR6 9 BR6 9BD 1 w376277207
BR6 9 BR6 9BH 1 w406477993
BR8 7 BR8 7AG 1 w23765948
BR8 7 BR8 7HW 1 w179368317
BR8 7 BR8 7LX 1 w48659245
BR8 7 BR8 7QH 1 w133160909
BR8 7 BR8 7TJ 1 n714261373
BR8 7 BR8 7XJ 1 w183373637
BR8 8 BR8 8HU 1 w43668528
BR8 8 BR8 8JD 1 w43668527

Highways with Postcodes

OSM objects with an addr:postcode and a highway tag. It is debateable 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. Occaisionally such usage may be legitimate.
Regular expression: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BR8 7 BR8 7HB 2 Heathwood␣Parade;London␣Road
BR7 5 BR7 5PN 3 Rectory␣Place,␣Hawkwood␣Lane
BR7 5 BR7 5PQ 1 School␣Road,␣The␣Common
BR8 7 BR8 7TG 10 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7TL 3 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7TQ 8 Swanley␣Centre;London␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7WL 2 The␣Mall;London␣Road
BR8 7 BR8 7YZ 1 The␣Mall;London␣Road

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]/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BR2 0 BR2 0BS 1 228␣Bromley␣Road
BR1 2 BR1 2PR 2 41-43␣Orchard␣Road
BR3 5 BR3 5PA 2 49␣Bromley␣Road
BR1 5 BR1 5PD 1 49␣Shroffold␣Road
BR6 8 BR6 8HU 1 81␣Crofton␣Road
BR7 6 BR7 6RR 1 A20

Capitalisation Issues

Street names starting with a lowercase letter, or having two consectutive 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)(\.? |$)/

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BR8 7 BR8 7DU 1 Cherry␣Ave
BR8 7 BR8 7DX 2 Cherry␣Ave

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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