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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 2020‑07‑07 17:22:02 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

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
BR1 2PR 2 41-43␣Orchard␣Road w230270703 J+ Orchard␣Road
BR2 7AA 3 Barnet␣Wood␣Road w193134019 J+ Barnet␣Wood␣Rd
BR2 8HZ 3 Bromley␣Common w440378544 J+ Magpie␣Hall␣Lane
BR3 1ED 9 High␣Street n381715328 J+ Beckenham␣High␣Street
BR3 1GZ 8 Ella␣Close w565534168 J+ Beckenham
BR3 5PA 2 49␣Bromley␣Road w352985028 J+ Bromley␣Road
BR3 6QH 2 Wickham␣Road w269096082 J+ Wickham␣Rd
BR4 9JW 7 Gates␣Green␣Road w808768117 J+ Gates␣Green␣Rd
BR5 3HG 4 Crays␣Parade n5792791102 J+ Main␣Road
BR5 3RP 7 Cray␣Avenue n613890604 J+ Nugent␣Shopping␣Park
BR5 3RP 7 Cray␣Avenue n613890610 J+ Nugent␣Shopping␣Park
BR5 4FF 2 Cockmannings␣Road w791102226 J+ East␣Hall␣Road
BR7 5NP 5 Chislehurst␣Road w179320384 J+ Chislehurst␣Hill
BR8 7BT 4 Hilda␣May␣Avenue n5812215113 J+ Garrolds␣Close
BR8 7DX 2 Cherry␣Ave w182325842 J+ Cherry␣Avenue
BR8 7LT 2 College␣Road w48659247 J+ Crawfords
BR8 7RA 5 Main␣Road w314424901 J+ Swanley␣Lane
BR8 7TE 5 St␣Marys␣Road n5789612681 J+ St.␣Marys␣Road
BR8 7TE 5 St␣Marys␣Road n5789612680 J+ St.␣Marys␣Road
BR8 8AP 4 Leechcroft␣Avenue n2789927203 J+ Beech␣Avenue
BR8 8DA 6 Manse␣Parade n6315900667 J+ London␣Road
BR8 8EP 2 Cray␣Road w803293566 J+ Crockenhill␣Road

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
BR3 4PF 2 Beckenham␣Road w494814354 J+
BR4 9BB 2 Corkscrew␣Hill w293353027 J+
BR4 9JT 3 The␣Grove w200296715 J+
BR5 3RP 7 Cray␣Avenue n613890609 J+
BR5 4DR 2 Anglesea␣Road w406475797 J+
BR5 4EZ 3 East␣Hall␣Road n7396049319 J+
BR5 4EZ 3 East␣Hall␣Road n7396049320 J+
BR8 7AA 1 London␣Road n3867301017 J+
BR8 7AE 4 London␣Road w43548999 J+
BR8 7FJ 1 Squirrels␣Close n7340003623 J+
BR8 7QH 2 Hockenden␣Lane w133160909 J+
BR8 7QP 2 Cookham␣Road w331598363 J+
BR8 7RR 4 Home␣Hill n254754114 J+
BR8 7TE 5 St␣Marys␣Road w43661288 J+
BR8 7UN 3 London␣Road n5790109688 J+
BR8 7UN 3 London␣Road n5812372057 J+
BR8 8DA 6 Manse␣Parade w292683660 J+
BR8 8HS 5 Azalea␣Drive w23697279 J+
BR8 8JH 5 Broadway n7494834344 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
BR1 1TR 1 n2117212891 J+
BR1 3LH 1 n4430434902 J+
BR1 4JU 1 n5295581203 J+
BR3 3RB 1 n308064684 J+
BR4 9HT 1 w197262713 J+
BR5 2JD 1 w406479854 J+
BR5 3AD 1 w36072981 J+
BR5 4LG 1 w406477114 J+
BR5 4LZ 1 w406476616 J+
BR6 0PJ 1 w144475036 J+
BR8 7AG 1 w23765948 J+
BR8 7HW 1 w179368317 J+
BR8 7QE 1 w307140302 J+
BR8 7TJ 1 n714261373 J+
BR8 7UP 1 w43661291 J+
BR8 7XJ 1 w183373637 J+
BR8 8AH 1 w276590884 J+
BR8 8DE 1 w292683808 J+
BR8 8DY 1 w127998256 J+
BR8 8DZ 1 w127998260 J+
BR8 8GA 1 w292684572 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: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BR3 1SD 1 1␣-␣4␣Station␣Buildings
BR4 9JB 1 Conney␣Hall␣Parade,␣Kingsway
BR7 5PN 3 Rectory␣Place,␣Hawkwood␣Lane
BR7 5PQ 1 School␣Road,␣The␣Common

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
BR3 1SD 1 1␣-␣4␣Station␣Buildings
BR2 0BS 1 228␣Bromley␣Road
BR1 2PR 2 41-43␣Orchard␣Road
BR3 5PA 2 49␣Bromley␣Road
BR1 5PD 1 49␣Shroffold␣Road
BR6 8HU 1 81␣Crofton␣Road
BR7 6RR 1 A20

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)(\.? |$)/

Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
BR8 7DX 2 Cherry␣Ave
BR2 8HQ 1 Oakley␣Rd

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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