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OSM Street Name Warnings for WC Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the WC 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
WC1A 2 WC1A 2RA 2 Bloomsbury␣Way w55976264 Bloomsbury␣Square
WC1E 6 WC1E 6BT 6 Gower␣Street n3381185793 Gower␣St
WC1E 6 WC1E 6BT 6 Gower␣Street n3381223293 Gower␣St
WC1H 0 WC1H 0XG 3 Russell␣Square w331140098 Thornhaugh␣Street
WC1H 9 WC1H 9NT 3 Judd␣Street n3080553854 Kings␣Cross
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AE 5 The␣Brunswick w291643499 Brunswick␣Centre
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AE 5 The␣Brunswick w291648182 Brunswick␣Centre
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AF 5 The␣Brunswick␣Centre w291650386 Brunswick␣Centre
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AF 5 The␣Brunswick␣Centre w291650383 Brunswick␣Centre
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AF 5 The␣Brunswick␣Centre w291651297 The␣Brunswick
WC1N 1 WC1N 1HT 4 Bernard␣Street w4256244 Coram␣Street
WC1N 1 WC1N 1LJ 3 Bernard␣Street n4842270130 Bernard␣St
WC1N 2 WC1N 2JG 2 Northington␣Street n3272637127 North␣Mews
WC1N 3 WC1N 3JH 2 Great␣Ormond␣Street w393476507 Great␣Ormond␣Street␣Hospital␣for␣Children
WC1N 3 WC1N 3LZ 2 Lamb's␣Conduit␣Street w112564610 Lambs␣Conduit␣Street
WC2A 2 WC2A 2AE 3 Houghton␣Street w23613978 Aldwych
WC2A 2 WC2A 2HA 2 St␣Clement's␣Lane w23613988 Sheffield␣Street
WC2A 3 WC2A 3PE 2 Lincoln's␣Inn␣Fields w61452983 Portugal␣Street
WC2B 5 WC2B 5RH 2 Drury␣Lane n534993822 Holborn
WC2E 7 WC2E 7AH 2 Bow␣street n840179171 Bow␣Street
WC2E 8 WC2E 8BE 3 Covent␣Garden n3944930335 Tavistock␣Street
WC2E 8 WC2E 8BE 3 Covent␣Garden n3796258892 The␣Piazza,␣Covent␣Garden
WC2E 8 WC2E 8BH 2 James␣Street w559584190 Covent␣Garden
WC2E 9 WC2E 9BH 2 Garrick␣Street w109548828 Rose␣street
WC2H 9 WC2H 9EA 2 Upper␣Saint␣Martin's␣Lane w566375761 Monmouth␣Street
WC2H 9 WC2H 9FB 3 Upper␣Saint␣Martin's␣Lane w104853596 Upper␣St␣Martin's␣Lane
WC2H 9 WC2H 9JQ 3 Shelton␣Street n5783896795 Shelton␣Street,
WC2N 4 WC2N 4EA 5 Saint␣Martin's␣Lane w160683918 St␣Martin's␣Lane
WC2N 4 WC2N 4EA 5 Saint␣Martin's␣Lane n3159073264 St.␣Martin's␣Lane
WC2N 4 WC2N 4ER 5 Saint␣Martin's␣Lane w151297115 St␣Martin's␣Lane
WC2N 5 WC2N 5HR 2 Strand n2437393907 The␣Strand

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
WC1B 4 WC1B 4AR 2 Southampton␣Row n648542003
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AE 5 The␣Brunswick w291650388
WC1N 1 WC1N 1AE 5 The␣Brunswick w291651300
WC1N 1 WC1N 1HT 4 Bernard␣Street n851223228
WC1N 3 WC1N 3BG 4 Queen␣Square w28226924
WC1N 3 WC1N 3BG 4 Queen␣Square w125297850
WC1N 3 WC1N 3BG 4 Queen␣Square w27445097
WC1N 3 WC1N 3BH 2 Queen␣Square w548547984
WC1R 4 WC1R 4PF 4 Red␣Lion␣Street n647873586
WC1X 8 WC1X 8BB 3 Grays␣Inn␣Road w36337355
WC1X 8 WC1X 8BB 3 Grays␣Inn␣Road n430439874
WC1X 8 WC1X 8LD 2 Gray's␣Inn␣Road n25504710
WC1X 8 WC1X 8PX 13 Gray's␣Inn␣Road w146372920
WC1X 9 WC1X 9HX 2 King's␣Cross␣Road n4463292091
WC2E 8 WC2E 8QH 5 Henrietta␣Street n821344037
WC2H 9 WC2H 9PS 2 Neal␣Street n3687971012
WC2N 5 WC2N 5HS 2 Strand n3467700467
WC2N 6 WC2N 6NG 3 The␣Arches n849731728
WC2R 1 WC2R 1HH 2 Strand w148523748
WC2R 1 WC2R 1LA 3 Strand w372841787
WC2R 1 WC2R 1LA 3 Strand n2647639741

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
WC1A 2 WC1A 2RJ 1 n3771890824
WC1E 7 WC1E 7HT 1 w413975405
WC1H 0 WC1H 0EG 1 w40253194
WC1H 9 WC1H 9AZ 1 w100303020
WC1H 9 WC1H 9SH 1 w137355516
WC1N 1 WC1N 1DF 1 n1089914637
WC1N 1 WC1N 1EH 1 w28226880
WC1N 2 WC1N 2PB 1 n383932467
WC1N 3 WC1N 3PJ 1 n735366466
WC2H 7 WC2H 7DH 1 n3473192184
WC2H 7 WC2H 7JH 1 n2790497168
WC2H 7 WC2H 7JS 1 n502151317
WC2H 9 WC2H 9FA 1 n5759123265
WC2H 9 WC2H 9QQ 1 n5376240192
WC2N 5 WC2N 5LL 1 w68807968
WC2N 5 WC2N 5NF 1 w104081033
WC2N 6 WC2N 6PA 1 w205407098
WC2R 1 WC2R 1ES 1 w25904245
WC2R 3 WC2R 3LD 1 n25746185

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: /([,:;\/\]|^-| -|- |-$)/

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]/

No such streets found in this area.

Capitalisation Issues

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

Sector Postcode Mapped Dominant Street Name
WC2N 4 WC2N 4DD 1 William␣IV␣Street
WC2N 4 WC2N 4DL 1 William␣IV␣Street
WC2N 4 WC2N 4DW 1 William␣IV␣Street


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)(\.? |$)/

No such streets found in this area.

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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