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OSM Street Name Warnings for WN Postal Area

Warnings for street names in OSM objects with postcodes in addr:postcode tags in the WN 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
WN1 1 WN1 1QB 2 Mesnes␣Terrace w223000784 Mesnes␣Terrace␣Car␣Park,␣Mesnes␣Terrace
WN3 6 WN3 6JP 2 Tanhouse␣Drive w596525012 Andover␣Crescent
WN4 0 WN4 0DL 2 Cooke␣Street w461352031 Downall␣Green␣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 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.

No such streets found in this area.

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
WN1 1 WN1 1BL 1 w278308666
WN1 1 WN1 1DY 1 w278189993
WN1 1 WN1 1NJ 1 w278308670
WN1 3 WN1 3AB 1 w278353265
WN1 3 WN1 3BB 1 w275252746
WN1 3 WN1 3LR 1 w135904132
WN1 3 WN1 3LT 1 w135904141
WN1 3 WN1 3LU 1 w135904136
WN1 3 WN1 3LX 1 w135904154
WN1 3 WN1 3LY 1 w135904146
WN1 3 WN1 3LZ 1 w135904144
WN1 3 WN1 3QL 1 w135904116
WN1 3 WN1 3QN 1 w135904167
WN1 3 WN1 3RG 1 w135904155
WN1 3 WN1 3SA 1 w135904128
WN1 3 WN1 3SB 1 w135904117
WN1 3 WN1 3SD 1 w135904169
WN2 1 WN2 1BP 1 w440834740
WN2 1 WN2 1PE 1 w36939175
WN3 4 WN3 4AA 1 w127948865
WN3 4 WN3 4AB 1 w127948866
WN3 4 WN3 4AL 1 w337683485
WN3 4 WN3 4DG 1 w127948873
WN3 4 WN3 4DL 1 w127948868
WN3 4 WN3 4EG 1 w127675305
WN3 4 WN3 4EH 1 w275250093
WN3 4 WN3 4EL 1 w127675282
WN3 4 WN3 4EN 1 w127948869
WN3 4 WN3 4ER 1 w127948859
WN3 4 WN3 4EX 1 w275244550
WN3 4 WN3 4EY 1 w275250106
WN3 4 WN3 4FN 1 w127675306
WN3 4 WN3 4HG 1 w127675253
WN3 4 WN3 4HL 1 w55600895
WN3 4 WN3 4HN 1 w127675301
WN3 4 WN3 4HQ 1 w127675245
WN3 4 WN3 4HT 1 w127675259
WN3 4 WN3 4HW 1 w127675310
WN3 4 WN3 4JN 1 w55600972
WN3 5 WN3 5AQ 1 w55600569
WN3 5 WN3 5BA 1 w275250095
WN3 5 WN3 5BB 1 w275250098
WN3 5 WN3 5BD 1 w36938244
WN3 5 WN3 5DE 1 w234539356
WN3 5 WN3 5HN 1 w401089310
WN5 8 WN5 8HQ 1 n1555703162
WN6 0 WN6 0QA 1 n5296100461
WN6 0 WN6 0SR 1 w136015828
WN7 5 WN7 5LA 1 n2507594925
WN7 5 WN7 5PY 1 n5050065083
WN8 6 WN8 6SA 1 w401500372
WN8 9 WN8 9JE 1 n5295581213

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
WN6 0 WN6 0XQ 1 Bradley␣Lane,␣Standish
WN1 1 WN1 1LR 1 Jaxons␣Court,␣Hallgate
WN8 9 WN8 9AL 1 Quarry␣Bank␣Community␣Centre,␣364␣Ormskirk␣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
WN8 9 WN8 9AL 1 Quarry␣Bank␣Community␣Centre,␣364␣Ormskirk␣Road

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
WN4 0 WN4 0SA 1 Station␣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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