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Duplicate ref values

A single ref value appears on more than one OSM postbox node. This may or may not be an error. In particular, two adjacent boxes can have the same postbox reference number. If you have verified that two adjecent boxes do and should have the same reference number, then I would suggest adding a note=* tag to the nodes to explain, and also a machine-readable ref:duplicates=2. Those duplicates with a consistent machine-readable tag are marked in the table below.

Ref r:d Node IDs LE Dist. Fixme JOSM
G12 126 * 895512056, 895512056 2y
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BA15 40 * 2623210034, 2623210034 4y
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HA1 1001 2022223836, 2022223836 8m Either this is another one very close to the first or it's moved. There's one outside Tesco on the other side of the road.
Either this is another one very close to the first or it's moved. There's one outside Tesco on the other side of the road.
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SY6 525 * 1317491760, 1317491760 2y
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NE11 90 4418645283, 7775724255 2m
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M1 11 * 337174977, 337174977 5y
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NR19 1900 * 2329901046, 2329901046 5y
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CV4 22 * 312872944, 312872944 3y
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IV1 113 436625034, 436625035 11y 0.8m
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KW1 27 * 7914408938, 7914408939 4w 1.4m
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IP24 3249 * 672724500, 954772572 3m 1.9m
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EH52 8 3950116475, 3950116476 4y 2.1m
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RG21 210 * 259573104, 341334624 8y 2.3m
collection_times
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B79 405 1279458059, 1279458128 4y 2.4m
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CA1 2 * 3436650225, 3436650226 5y 2.9m
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HP1 303 820192389, 4427221646 4y 3.8m According to my records, adjacent road is called Park Lane
According to my records, adjacent road is called Park Lane
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BT3 918 4440311123, 4440311124 4y 4.0m
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EC3M 333 3209785733, 3209785734 2y 10m there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now.
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EH7 175 736975087, 4999592339 22m 22m
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PL23 49 1273697932, 6443936859 17m 25m
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CR0 390 772143816, 5966233102 3m 26m Duplicated by node 5966233102. Post Box was at Elstan Way j/w Woodmere Avenue. Further survey required to update position.
Post Box was on Elstan Way j/w Woodmere Avenue. Has it moved to shop forecourt? Also node 772143816 has same reference but is not in correct position.
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NN1 402 1851698065, 6814269827 12m 35m
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CB1 23 568370214, 6791607886 8m 60m
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EX1 1 394216007, 469901256 4y 103m
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NE11 50 4419107252, 6504493311 2m 118m
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NR20 2007 2329901089, 4230137957 4y 121m What has happened to this post box?
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CA7 175 3340099281, 3341422229 5y 133m
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BD24 137 1866085825, 3669889053 14m 141m
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CH2 434 6294463148, 6306914961 19m 151m
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BD1 31 983028985, 6429393344 4w 165m
RM 2013 data suggests this should be BD1 156/1156
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WR15 73 1116896655, 3797518569 8m 175m Very approx position
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NE65 211 4275336073, 5610225094 2y 176m
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SW4 17 1482207841, 7380877285 2m 213m
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IP26 3209 2881389120, 6315656602 19m 236m
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SE15 5 974274202, 974274204 4m 254m Correct reference here believed SE15 52 - to be confirmed by survey
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B31 140 317064232, 6311195535 19m 291m
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DH2 250 354843237, 5827841973 2y 292m
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CA9 252 3472993993, 6757959573 13m 295m
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B6 199 261055457, 6408840870 18m 329m
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IV40 24 616218683, 3548407312 5y 330m
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TF10 213 528511601, 990303246 8y 352m Check ref: nodes 528511601 and 990303246 both have the same value
Check ref: nodes 528511601 and 990303246 both have the same value
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N21 18 330128365, 330128366 6y 358m
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B30 539 316102925, 6406899219 18m 362m
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PE28 28 946213489, 946213533 6y 400m check ref -- has the same value as node 946213533, which is 400m north from here.
check ref -- has the same value as node 946213489, which is 400m south from here.
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GU11 206 638571755, 638580499 3y 421m
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RG30 105 1823326060, 5503320161 10m 434m
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IP29 2081 318629074, 6811845020 13m 459m
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NE33 23 4341112743, 4341112809 4y 469m
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DG11 40 452987419, 452991258 7y 485m
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B73 582 24932183, 6452786009 17m 485m
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BD2 286 313540513, 7176074186 8m 505m
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GU34 65 3466302045, 7762869982 2m 517m
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EH51 12 4154291956, 4349461251 4y 539m
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B13 190 1745755014, 6400240813 18m 579m
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SE18 17 519219012, 519219027 4y 589m
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N17 4 791819656, 791889097 3y 602m
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M22 728 3318239999, 4917499451 3y 602m
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E3 35 262311229, 1697547064 5y 604m
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SA14 165 4173556088, 4173556193 4y 621m
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HP14 106 3927610449, 3927610450 4y 635m
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GU28 27 337819071, 4435172758 2y 653m
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EH18 71 322623901, 4558023571 3y 675m
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NW3 63 540351465, 540408326 6y 688m
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HP20 71 3451018750, 2398195317 2y 711m
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KW17 9 471950503, 7939860491 3w 717m
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W3 19 302153747, 7935371385 3w 724m
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SE2 24 1296347908, 1296347930 7y 731m
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WF13 67 252740524, 4119303098 4y 747m
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NG31 98 1394760543, 3915104602 4y 761m
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WC1B 10 824232121, 2624195139 3y 785m I couldn't find this post box could it have moved to inside post office on High Holburn?
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DH8 165 403169710, 7906689913 4w 792m
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NR2 226 365593643, 365598515 17m 829m
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NG34 3 3935786682, 3935786688 4y 853m
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W1K 240 452215459, 3493366386 13m 870m
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W1K 40 452215459, 3493366386 13m 870m
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WF13 26 192301570, 1686475238 4y 881m
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B35 8008 319780078, 6406347823 4m 908m RM 2013 data suggests this should be B35 1110
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NR26 2622 1372565677, 3710805306 5y 942m
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GL20 59 599664241, 1922735655 5y 1113m
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E1W 52 358548488, 3315460481 4y 1115m
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EX7 166 501846593, 915316456 15m 1121m
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NE34 56 4296451289, 4296590785 13m 1122m
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CA8 333 3490687255, 4334318987 4y 1138m
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LE2 245 296997358, 6172378391 18m 1388m
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KY13 137 6654811278, 6654811279 14m 1413m
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W2 50 1356416270, 2493597556 6w 1455m
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B32 727 315808058, 6398681707 18m 1464m
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S5 443 289521301, 305646255 3m 1467m
S5 443 also recorded in its expected location near Shiregreen Road. Suspect this is the "missing" S5 109 which RM description records as 624 Bellhouse Road?
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SE2 22 1296347903, 1296347923 8y 1526m Check ref: nodes 1296347903 and 1296347923 both have the same value
Check ref: nodes 1296347903 and 1296347923 both have the same value
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NW10 1 304421978, 1349100870 5y 1580m
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NR26 2612 3149742164, 3192171555 5y 1817m
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TA4 269 2262973394, 2267756431 2y 1866m
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IP9 1380 4852629719, 6964204145 11m 1871m
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M41 597 705551985, 715880597 8y 1885m Check ref -- nodes 705551985 and 715880597 both have the same value
Check ref -- nodes 705551985 and 715880597 both have the same value
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E16 36 660760074, 1177790908 3y 1930m
Check ref -- nodes 660760074 and 1177790908 both have the same value
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SE15 11 974267709, 974274199 11m 1999m Should be SE15 654? Duplicate ref
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SY24 140 1922509047, 4806698085 19m 2036m
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OX27 559 197738416, 265582023 7w 2299m
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SW16 4 1361047771, 1361052731 5m 2333m Check ref -- nodes 1361047771 and 1361052731 both have the same value
Check ref -- nodes 1361047771 and 1361052731 both have the same value
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B92 27 6088128268, 6360548497 17m 2442m
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BN6 404 286535276, 7785786636 2m 2486m
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BH24 64 2912858744, 2912858762 6y 2510m
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CV22 214 330889240, 3798686723 7w 2550m
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SE20 10 355253768, 981556803 11m 2619m
check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district
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SG8 307 7130947422, 7130957385 9m 2853m
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BN27 935 443453524, 3668837153 5y 3025m
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BA12 12 573564924, 3134253230 6y 3041m
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GU8 40 1214165861, 7722378673 2m 3086m
RM 2013 suggests GU8 30 here, with GU8 40 at Milford Station
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TN23 73 686718477, 2205497396 3m 3294m Logically this should be TN23 71. To be confirmed by survey
Reference and exact location to be confirmed by survey
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YO7 65 1865789193, 4213067002 4m 4248m RM 2013 data suggests this should be YO7 67
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CV7 189 800770861, 7589884816 4m 4319m RM 2013 suggests this should be CV7 198
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B66 52 310098260, 5106084752 3y 4398m
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BR6 440 350593399, 442729321 18m 4522m
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DL12 201 3834034359, 5151471869 2y 4710m
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SP4 254 2480656650, 5935754998 2y 5167m
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HR6 927 4157913918, 5811743557 2y 5171m
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TN33 313 515663679, 6640034267 14m 5294m check ref (box outside TN33 district) and location (in the middle of a field)
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GL56 143 1334612123, 3405026247 5y 5599m Check ref -- I've just mapped another box (node 3405026247) which definitely shows "GL56 143" on its collection plate.
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WR15 158 1473087394, 1474884410, 3797269083 4y 6160m
Check is still there and ref is correct
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PH38 103 2104709481, 2104740203 7y 6424m
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WR15 114 1462177707, 3795560395 4y 8015m Need to check this box is still there and really is the given number.
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DT2 52 4710922118, 4812371544 3y 8759m
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CV23 7 4880421708, 6301607095 19m 9105m
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TR26 100 3768904304, 5550562534 3m 9628m
RM2013 data suggests this should be TR20 100
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BH21 119 948852582, 1430613445 4m 17001m
Survey required: this should be BH21 129 not 119.
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ZE2 125 2911726259, 2911795928 6y 33018m
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Ref value has invalid postcode district

The OSM postbox number (ref value) does not appear in the list of post-boxes supplied by the Royal Mail, and also appears to have an invalid postcode district as its first half. This is probably an error by the OSM mapper, but it could also be because an old collection plate still uses an old-style box number (typically two or three letters, followed by three numbers).

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
2603369110 3m CF1␣355 The expected reference here is NP15 355 +
3722861825 2m LE57␣147 The expected reference here is LE67 147 +
3723317964 2m LE57␣200 The expected reference here is LE67 200 +
3723242372 2m LE57␣530 The expected reference would be LE67 however this box is not in RM 2013 data. +
7627573891 3m RG13␣132 The expected reference here is RH13 132 +
7627573889 3m RG13␣24 The expected reference here is RH13 24 +
3131224849 2m SW1␣99 This was previously SW1V 299/1299. Possible re-numbering of other boxes in SW1 - needs further survey to establish any pattern. +
5784763000 3m SW27␣2 The expected reference here is SE27 2 +
4100046731 3m WV36␣3309 The expected reference here is WV14 339 +

Ref value not in Royal Mail list

The OSM bostbox number (ref value) does not appear in the list of post-boxes supplied by the Royal Mail. This could be because of an error by the an OSM mapper, or because the Royal Mail list is erroneous or out of date.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
4888360087 3y AB12␣627 +
6789052177 13m AB12␣701 +
6704190466 14m AB31␣100 +
6331817457 19m AB31␣644 +
4345739327 4y AB39␣351 +
490695189 11y AB41␣471 +
4264448955 3y AL10␣335 +
818056382 8y AL10␣6 +
848856945 4m B14␣258 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B14 528 +
674906530 4m B14␣4911 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B14 4011 +
309289823 4m B16␣10 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B16 30 +
3167033438 5y B18␣1002 +
298990960 12y B18␣209 +
33061775 13y B24␣856 +
323992929 9y B29␣253 +
6400324604 9m B3␣122 +
317001317 8y B30␣924 +
270801027 10y B31␣596 +
16624271 4m B35␣1152 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B35 1112 +
747888693 10y B37␣3921 +
380468880 4m B38␣740 RM 2013 data suggests B38 1424 +
7191791517 8m B46␣927 +
4251322515 2y B49␣117 +
399981567 11y B64␣1334 +
303537690 4m B66␣189 RM 2013 data shows B66 180 +
445817013 4m B69␣184 RM 2013 data shows B69 181 +
369884658 4m B70␣6017 RM 2013 data shows B70 4017 +
3974096230 4m B75␣10230 RM 2013 data shows B75 1023. Possible mis-read of 1023D? +
25303792 4m B75␣166 RM 2013 data shows this as B76 166. This is very close to B75/B76 border. +
5369004667 22m B93␣19 +
719867385 2y B93␣2240 +
6331507120 9m B94␣1479 +
446058801 3y B94␣266 +
1885007787 4y B95␣2450 +
1757698923 4m B97␣38 RM 2013 data suggests B97 39. +
5277881739 13m BA11␣1082 +
2743083383 6y BB1␣601 +
2743083386 6y BB1␣602 +
5844684881 2y BB12␣93 +
5224817820 14m BD24␣150 +
301263971 7y BD3␣216 +
302780110 7y BD3␣65 +
940924881 7y BD4␣971 +
7859595340 7w BH12␣400 +
7504277589 4m BH16␣7060 +
6417518030 18m BH19␣32 +
2919556252 6y BH21␣152 +
2912934533 6y BH23␣300 +
2912934532 6y BH23␣500 +
367735138 6y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district +
7610660848 4m BN18␣1200 +
410849653 11y BN18␣1249 check ref - may not be correct +
3465971382 2y BN21␣7451 +
6608929273 13m BN23␣1160 +
6744672561 13m BN23␣874 +
190509386 3y BN8␣501 +
3578721977 5y BR1␣477 +
7555917563 4w BR2␣492 RM 2013 data suggests BR1 492 +
336614487 4w BR3␣12 RM 2013 data suggests BR1 12 +
3598509702 5y BR3␣187 +
6470614152 17m BR3␣190 +
6634165259 4w BR3␣266 RM 2013 data suggests BR3 226 +
6695888948 14m BS11␣32 +
6695888946 14m BS11␣5 +
6695888944 14m BS11␣61 +
6695872833 14m BS11␣66 +
6945151386 11m BS16␣514 +
358530354 11y BS2␣323 +
7854986439 7w BS24␣144 +
4187234152 4y BS28␣1138 +
459110924 11y BS29␣162 +
2925302378 5y BS3␣1005 +
5259181523 9m BS3␣9 +
6695857865 14m BS31␣285 +
6410464348 18m BS34␣147 +
4376989375 4y BT15␣371 +
6044216113 22m BT18␣600 check location (not visible on Mapillary +
6828923532 12m BT60␣209 +
6181810243 21m BT65␣5 position approximte +
7620590898 3m BT74␣117 +
6560670019 15m CB2␣198 +
450006209 3y CB22␣325 +
5148060192 3y CB22␣554 +
26976828 3y CB25␣510 +
29865181 22m CB7␣2700 +
5726704892 2y CF32␣36 +
1251226118 8y CF37␣75 +
6877704320 12m CH1␣495 location appox +
6143805603 22m CH1␣667 +
5949081666 2y CH3␣377 +
5949081667 18m CH3␣398 +
6177981959 21m CH3␣666 +
5587967459 3m CH42␣74 +
7853658181 7w CH48␣215 +
4318610809 6w CH60␣36 +
703617613 2y CH65␣414 +
703200283 6y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district +
703206178 3y CH66␣486 What days of the week is this collection time valid for? +
5408557304 2y CM15␣1900 +
1793478818 4y CM21␣1209 +
3826349995 3y CM3␣448 +
376810917 7y CO1␣479 +
390275304 2m CO3␣941 Expected reference here is CO3 394 + CO3 3941 +
418396211 2m CO5␣281 RM 2013 data shows CO5 261 +
3179697244 5y CR0␣146 +
772989511 5y CR0␣210 +
772992412 16m CR0␣32 +
775374967 2y CR0␣444 +
3220039560 5y CR0␣463 +
5669801553 2y CR0␣520 +
3220039559 2y CR0␣603 +
5747193724 2y CR3␣162 +
5646017942 2y CR5␣238 +
6806411833 12m CR5␣77 +
3569250100 2y CR8␣467 +
6022819152 23m CR9␣599 +
554885069 9m CT1␣363 +
7714350456 3m CT12␣29 +
555085761 7m CT14␣134 Is this Post Box still in use? Not in RM data. +
7235535538 7m CT14␣5 +
929871052 7m CT7␣12 Is this post box still in use? Not in RM data. Survey required to confirm details and position. +
501586928 20m CV23␣228 +
7702320152 3m CV23␣305 +
3087758885 5y CV32␣25 +
282752101 4m CV7␣272 +
6535857593 16m CW2␣401 +
3914819361 4w DA11␣113 RM 2013 data suggests this is DA11 1131/1132 +
654563533 2y DA14␣386 +
5667121082 2y DE1␣110 +
1306271229 8y DE11␣1034 +
957703974 8y DE12␣1146 +
826910946 8y DE14␣1050 +
355032464 8y DE23␣770 +
583435198 8y DE4␣1361 +
749152883 8y DE56␣775 +
958935498 8y DE6␣983 +
822846818 4y DE7␣1416 +
1840330243 23m DG13␣68 +
4140738510 4y DH1␣111 +
751988435 8y DH1␣219 +
430280782 11y DH1␣467 +
763454180 9m DH6␣327 +
269523651 12y DH6␣88 +
3399940574 5y DN10␣225 +
663373574 10y DN18␣300 +
663424023 10y DN36␣61 +
3655730325 3y DT1␣5405 +
1647363816 21m DT3␣7051 +
1863717085 7w DT9␣9 +
702795466 4y DY10␣964 +
3730923907 5y DY12␣254 +
702787408 6y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district +
6385596497 9m DY13␣630 +
2889362418 6y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district +
305801381 8y DY8␣201 +
1126943196 5y DY9␣1180 +
302013691 5w E1␣117 +
246842393 18m E1␣121 +
3819667912 4y E1␣13 +
257453732 16m E1␣138 +
48928564 3m E1␣141 +
283190902 2y E1␣150 +
3028063077 2y E1␣154 +
3315460482 4y E1␣51 +
3315460480 2y E1␣53 +
672726451 5y E1␣62 +
5441228215 2y E1␣81 +
3632715080 4y E1␣82 +
469446851 11y E13␣2 +
505743196 2y E14␣157 +
1177757621 5m E16␣101 +
358548485 19m E1W␣75 +
1235356259 15m E2␣125 +
1235356265 6y E2␣29 +
3661800025 14m E20␣9018 +
2804068213 5m E20␣9028 +
2723918404 5m E20␣903 +
358128311 11y E4␣68 +
935258864 8y E4␣72 +
340129848 8y E6␣40 +
1235356261 4y E8␣16 +
4392468104 2y EC1A␣1001 +
4402475492 12m EC1A␣111 +
26815254 16m EC1R␣28 +
25475341 7m EC3M␣3051 +
3209785735 2y EC3M␣332 +
3209785734 2y EC3M␣333 +
3209785733 5y EC3M␣333 there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now. +
3072466176 11m EC3R␣3123 +
3072466175 2y EC3R␣314 +
25544097 2y EC3R␣315 +
329978954 23m EC3R␣3181 +
369009843 2y EC3V␣321 +
358548493 21m EC4Y␣413 +
908210546 10y EH12␣252 +
1547125487 8y EH13␣530 +
1739202162 4y EH14␣348 +
5249488577 2y EH22␣177 +
359406545 2y EH22␣492 +
5839118059 7w EH41␣10 +
4205839067 4y EH48␣110 +
3692347496 5y EH48␣71 +
2936733936 5y EH52␣135 +
3475286688 5y EH54␣89 +
4093381230 4y EN2␣47 +
267950095 5y EN7␣23 +
288323718 3y EX2␣155 +
3395670109 5y EX2␣614 +
370416871 7y EX4␣574 +
440083337 11y EX5␣60 +
4758791996 3y EX9␣16 +
1925669218 2y FK11␣316 +
1997742631 7y G33␣882 +
1997781191 7y G33␣939 +
1628736287 8y G44␣316 +
419736154 11y G84␣1 +
4922312708 3y GL1␣66 +
4919362597 3y GL10␣95 +
7076234979 9m GL12␣185 +
415504898 5y GL2␣1050 +
3263049462 5y GL2␣1290 +
5381096946 2y GL2␣334 +
7755490872 7w GL2␣406 +
3263050561 5y GL2␣670 +
2797104171 6y GL2␣71 +
4257848700 3y GL4␣991 +
1243226434 23m GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district +
2440299126 4y GL50␣1300 +
262690782 35h GL50␣5400 +
4749691625 3y GL54␣246 +
7695979888 3m GL8␣113 +
7885076798 6w GU18␣15 +
476761611 3y GU21␣1113 +
2889725645 3y GU21␣131 +
7573517280 4m GU29␣121 +
6172825561 4m GU34␣151 +
5278587159 2y GU5␣97 +
7821353530 2m GU52␣50 +
564819372 10y GU7␣119 +
563939007 10y GU7␣24 +
297159904 11y GU9␣174 +
7557986196 4m GU9␣46 +
1656423375 5y GU9␣8 +
5410136504 5m HA3␣291 +
7154240978 5m HA8␣7670 Check ref, I suspect this should end in 767. +
305399273 6y HA9␣142 +
7096389353 9m HA9␣9 +
820236988 2y HP5␣1141 +
6498570164 16m HR2␣366 +
818648452 7y HR8␣335 Is this PB still here. Local newsp reports one stolen in the area but not specific as to which one. Walked here a few weeks ago but didn't notice it ! +
429618757 11y HR9␣675 +
4924924530 3y HS2␣60 +
332422290 10y HU9␣145 +
847467329 7y HX3␣91 +
842840418 7y HX4␣294 +
356278722 5y IG1␣11 +
364772505 11y IG3␣165 +
371076467 8y IG3␣89 +
364771381 6y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district +
370648724 11y IG8␣551 +
3720610897 5y IP12␣6301 +
3720251241 2y IP12␣6319 +
564922563 13m IP17␣8205 +
4217394902 4y IP6␣8161 +
2838729371 6y IP7␣1211 +
4218208389 4y IP8␣1302 +
369091540 9y IV1␣1212 +
4574261304 3y IV12␣10 +
5457468472 2y IV12␣25 +
3097155941 6y IV2␣23 +
492884731 2m IV2␣346 +
4876526282 2m IV2␣347 +
7939277179 3w IV2␣364 +
5824402436 2y IV2␣457 +
7788539088 2m IV2␣79 +
1991221599 7y IV22␣205 +
431169600 11y IV22␣253 +
4554436319 3y IV24␣318 +
898055088 3y IV26␣331 +
1991221621 7y IV27␣78 +
7438749923 5m IV4␣328 +
773075505 10y IV44␣108 +
999855852 9y IV49␣35 +
2447183914 7y IV56␣28 +
432734169 11y IV6␣126 +
5262159659 2y IV6␣40 +
1937716884 8y KA17␣40 +
3260105793 5y KT13␣10 +
7746634879 2m KT19␣1110 +
539031008 2y KT24␣63 +
473807179 3y KW17␣5 +
498850956 11y KY10␣289 +
5633584985 2y KY13␣100 +
348176014 5d L1␣1001 +
4381640442 5d L1␣1002 +
348176325 4d L2␣7400 +
348176019 3d L3␣1212 +
24932020 4d L3␣5000 +
280845765 10y L8␣47 +
3966319599 5m LA4␣246 +
301031580 10y LD1␣13 +
297498342 6y LD7␣241 check ref -- location outside LD7 postal district +
297463381 10y LD8␣212 check ref value +
1776600653 8y LE10␣86 +
4232925203 4y LE11␣251 +
1572685651 4y LE14␣52 +
2749569916 6y LE17␣228 +
21040328 23m LE2␣258 ref might be 259 or 250 +
331100455 5y LE2␣452 check location -- does it exist?. +
307736006 10y LE2␣677 +
1360412075 8y LL13␣318 +
6012325937 23m LL13␣402 +
448000494 2m LL14␣103 +
7685473520 5w LL16␣164 +
7823763480 2m LL19␣441 +
4929299197 3y LL30␣82 +
1777325792 8y LL33␣344 +
549393808 3y LL42␣73 +
2790636764 2y LL55␣130 +
536821180 5y LL57␣87 +
600534545 5w LL59␣19 +
3506993005 5y LL60␣170 +
3508374699 5y LL63␣131 +
905027407 6y LN10␣926 +
905027400 6y LN10␣927 +
4410553680 4y LS12␣900 +
349429400 7y LS13␣856 +
518142634 7y LS13␣920 +
3655916228 4y LS17␣446 +
28098908 4y LS21␣556 +
6140262819 22m LS24␣976 +
3370864026 2y LS27␣1218 +
4097906789 10m LU2␣224 +
355758821 8y LU5␣83 +
4578052023 3y M13␣888 +
4552357385 3y M16␣396 +
307512615 3y M19␣79 +
5628825274 18m M2␣101 +
705975280 10y M41␣624 +
244713393 4y ME19␣159 +
33128174 10y ME3␣209 +
253736343 9y ME3␣234 +
3810423657 7w ME3␣4040 This appears to be a mis-read of ME3 404 which is the expected reference here, already recorded as node 33136596 +
2581091237 6y MK1␣571 +
5824534243 6m MK14␣193 +
3465085037 5y MK19␣296 +
434557555 17m N1␣33 +
375863368 16m N1␣37 +
252935142 16m N1␣39 +
6490451649 16m N1␣40 +
1739181602 22m N1␣48 +
4896170151 3y N1␣75 +
3439567593 19m N1␣96 +
3439567594 19m N1␣97 +
458765100 8y N15␣38 +
791850480 8y N17␣44 +
3888589449 3y N1C␣4 +
306553895 6y N4␣27 check ref -- location is outside the N4 postal district +
4354479973 7w NE12␣100 +
4213964305 3m NE13␣90 +
5565159941 2y NE47␣350 +
4518128989 3y NG15␣362 +
672562731 2y NG17␣377 +
1272527785 8y NG23␣102 +
1302172192 8y NG23␣213 +
1394760542 4y NG32␣55 +
3579388134 19m NG4␣191 +
1893385458 5y NN3␣580 +
1225908655 18m NN9␣25 +
3115334574 14m NP25␣823 +
3652676240 9m NR1␣157 +
2414551076 5y NR10␣1109 +
5633706966 18m NR16␣1658 +
365602433 4y NR2␣238 +
5763626220 2y NR28␣2810 +
1901950246 3y NR30␣3057 +
365018126 11y NR5␣507 +
2732777389 6y NW6␣79 Not quite sure about the ref +
6539828958 16m OL16␣3 may have gone when post office closed +
6183660852 7w OX25␣950 +
27280387 3y OX26␣11 +
6657198145 12m OX26␣300 +
34675042 3y OX26␣347 +
1808725168 3w OX7␣100 +
4558074856 3y PA23␣36 +
411705927 11y PA3␣151 +
286315505 12y PA3␣193 +
5163623167 15m PA33␣36 +
3826976790 4y PA34␣23 +
6912865880 11m PA80␣130 +
787372498 22m PE12␣176 +
4685311970 3y PE2␣38 +
905353222 13m PE22␣97 +
6747129704 13m PH1␣100 +
560050165 4y PH1␣157 +
269069559 4y PH2␣103 +
2512163238 6y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district +
454590916 11y PH9␣32 +
886699112 2y PL29␣180 +
5904925920 2y PL34␣73 +
4536751869 3y PO3␣4002 +
581000088 2y PO33␣45 +
703573738 2y PO41␣55 +
828075283 2y PO41␣93 +
5049612641 3y PO8␣164 +
6264895517 20m PR7␣108 +
14165208 12m RG1␣1750 +
5818162193 2y RG1␣6260 +
319156859 2y RG1␣6270 +
319156860 2y RG1␣6280 +
381513303 11y RG14␣75 +
270332884 11y RG14␣78 +
354682949 8w RG18␣298 +
7620763560 4m RG20␣75 +
7620903686 4m RG20␣87 +
344532821 7y RG22␣359 +
5388046872 2y RG26␣61 +
3603472631 5y RG27␣158 +
1823326653 2y RG30␣165 +
5503318808 16m RG30␣168 +
5630469602 2y RG30␣2130 +
318955961 18m RG30␣263 +
4434623139 4y RG4␣422 +
3676384273 5y RG40␣491 +
6116249779 15m RG40␣760 +
6940059604 11m RG41␣51 +
932348364 6y RG5␣4600 +
394094517 3y RG7␣2570 +
371905292 11y RG7␣384 +
6236872019 20m RG8␣82 +
3943125588 4y RG9␣640 +
4485910377 3y RH1␣1090 +
32602018 5y RH1␣3090 +
7633746005 4m RH12␣101 +
5396147210 2m RH12␣110 +
5964935032 2y RH12␣99 +
278535285 12y RH14␣156 +
476706800 11y RH14␣479 +
594680400 9y RH2␣139 +
1269541962 7y RH2␣188 +
662361902 7y RH2␣192 +
577819115 9y RH2␣220 +
318211021 11y RH5␣102 +
270600338 12y RH6␣262 +
1192695068 9y RH6␣266 Check ref -- box number partly illegible +
2467939887 7y RH6␣359 +
286530615 4y RH8␣1103 +
279296348 6y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district +
651076067 10y RM20␣504 +
262572738 2y S1␣1623 +
6029294740 23m S1␣22366 +
6029294742 23m S1␣22367 +
5948357229 10m S1␣3199 +
69675478 23m S1␣4899 +
6015018656 6m S10␣979 +
177833515 2y S3␣799 +
7775334146 2m S33␣533 +
7046731551 10m S33␣727 +
350694869 11y S41␣13 +
6533691681 16m S60␣426 +
7551505134 4m S62␣428 +
4441068894 4y S65␣502 +
7119216450 9m S71␣227 +
7132956698 9m S74␣1623 +
5095424918 3y SA10␣78 +
5796689377 2y SA13␣35 +
4186098770 4y SA14␣112 +
4177423719 4y SA15␣314 +
4384429090 4y SA16␣286 +
4172287253 4y SA18␣12 +
4281322880 4y SA32␣332 +
4365494956 4y SA32␣374 +
4796445507 3y SA32␣86 +
384412094 11y SA33␣185 +
5103380176 2y SA43␣27 +
5133960151 2y SA43␣41 +
1240317484 2y SA45␣205 +
4372056542 4y SA6␣389 +
4420905273 4y SA6␣394 +
4341890712 4y SA6␣401 +
4420905272 4y SA6␣403 +
6518540774 16m SE10␣34 +
1331601835 3y SE12␣19 +
691909527 8y SE18␣21 +
341525733 11y SE26␣26 +
848427176 6y SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district +
871830855 6y SG12␣102 Check ref -- location not in SG12 postal district +
5660582876 2y SG19␣108 +
6853799139 12m SK1␣144 +
4397075979 4y SK1␣225 position approximate, GPS signal por +
3741083637 2y SK1␣385 +
322638328 11y SK10␣76 +
6327662079 19m SK11␣209 +
3451242398 5y SK13␣1040 +
6988144904 11m SK14␣230 +
3161701914 5y SK23␣890 +
4621828300 3y SK4␣14 +
2725226119 6y SK8␣269 +
6115072408 21m SK9␣128 +
308851596 22m SK9␣516 +
540923437 22m SK9␣653 +
597354731 10y SL0␣90 +
5148016963 3y SL1␣2402 +
596584681 8y SL6␣92 +
2492813682 23m SM1␣301 +
6061637370 23m SM1␣372 +
266744760 11y SM2␣177 +
36882453 2d SM3␣315 +
312671343 12m SM4␣319 +
5996143003 2y SM7␣365 +
2151564550 3y SN1␣140 +
4363576018 4y SN11␣294 +
334496943 11y SN2␣249 +
1297044240 9y SN25␣27 +
5930303724 2y SN5␣35 +
6439670502 17m SN7␣436 +
196208619 2m SN9␣179 +
5879993310 2y SN9␣620 +
42356506 9m SO16␣193 +
4172770468 4y SO18␣655 +
4661365327 3y SO18␣751 +
1092766697 21m SO21␣207 +
3282575884 3y SO22␣112 +
1977058715 10m SO42␣48 +
7618018845 4m SP1␣37 +
3038897481 6y SP11␣73 +
7221330728 8m SP5␣64 +
375523566 5y ST1␣224 +
4558675004 17m ST16␣54 +
3459971308 17m ST16␣918 +
3459971307 17m ST16␣924 +
4558675002 22m ST16␣9622 +
1109138916 9y ST18␣196 +
1098585003 9y ST19␣330 +
6285408697 20m ST9␣183 +
3736590163 12m SW14␣34 +
675848879 3y SW1A␣171 +
4984100118 18m SW1A␣4 +
3372476206 2y SW1E␣134 +
295803970 2y SW1E␣142 +
2496335352 3y SW1E␣162 +
431358014 19m SW1H␣101 +
130115248 19m SW1H␣102 +
506302517 18m SW1H␣110 +
431358016 2y SW1H␣14 +
1298729990 2y SW1H␣158 +
506302519 18m SW1H␣49 +
2496335353 19m SW1H␣80 +
5244533301 2y SW1P␣109 +
385560833 19m SW1P␣133 +
5244533302 2y SW1P␣145 +
5244533304 19m SW1P␣183 +
1334476183 19m SW1P␣198 +
409894758 2y SW1P␣45 +
5244533300 19m SW1P␣77 +
295803830 2y SW1V␣75 +
6592066718 15m SW1W␣188 +
862310007 2y SW1W␣195 +
385560827 8m SW1W␣48 +
5154416289 13d SW1X␣112 +
490253824 2y SW1X␣121 +
490253798 2y SW1X␣123 +
5155535308 7d SW1X␣147 +
3301278280 2y SW1X␣150 +
7846396886 7w SW1X␣161 +
5781677226 2y SW1X␣169 +
862310064 2y SW1X␣181 +
448509410 2y SW1X␣51 +
3250832309 3y SW1X␣60 +
862310075 12d SW1X␣94 +
2627590376 3y SW1Y␣137 +
452515783 3y SW1Y␣154 +
675860551 16m SW1Y␣186 +
675792756 19m SW1Y␣24 +
4187508659 17m SW1Y␣57 +
675871465 17m SW1Y␣68 +
291427457 5m SW2␣210 +
862464742 15m SW3␣84 +
799592253 8y SY11␣211 +
7918490915 4w SY22␣123 +
1257672242 2y SY23␣85 +
3503526851 21m SY4␣165 +
7906673476 5w SY6␣162 +
7906673478 5w SY6␣336 +
4726478680 3y SY7␣159 +
297487943 7y SY7␣556 +
3982532493 3y TA2␣104 +
4144629890 4y TA23␣104 +
703909643 4y TA23␣41 +
2290630787 4y TA23␣88 +
2239868934 9m TA4␣134 +
4574191474 2y TA4␣89 +
1564388074 7y TA5␣282 +
5109039101 9m TA7␣110 +
528511599 11y TF10␣100 +
528511608 11y TF10␣200 +
528511595 11y TF10␣347 +
5745605465 16m TN12␣24 +
7860499113 6w TN12␣45 +
410960488 11y TN13␣24 +
3996089522 4y TN16␣1742 +
4730593684 3y TN2␣336 +
600042900 5y TN23␣212 +
600042908 10y TN23␣292 +
686708044 10y TN23␣51 +
866691969 10y TN24␣93 +
1524938385 8y TN26␣214 +
488280541 11y TN26␣240 +
515166706 7y TN27␣198 +
469354186 11y TN29␣288 +
4855832992 12m TN40␣51 +
2111208777 7y TN8␣267 +
4428247783 4y TQ12␣5 +
299590458 2m TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district: RM 2013 suggests this should be TQ5 407 +
814298270 3y TR17␣119 +
6875135968 12m TR20␣155 +
503045764 11y TR22␣222 +
1332837810 7y TR4␣245 +
6580443409 15m TW1␣154 +
5703152017 18m TW12␣142 +
6680353898 14m TW12␣181 +
4525422452 2y TW6␣1100 +
5349696330 16m TW6␣1128 +
1485192023 8y UB2␣160 +
3314477882 5y UB2␣260 +
3224993261 5y UB6␣1830 +
3229773665 3m UB6␣300 +
4265660927 4y UB8␣101 +
909530461 2y W10␣100 +
452214758 14m W1B␣291 +
2769358843 14m W1B␣301 +
499350852 14m W1B␣303 +
2849067574 3y W1S␣63 +
452590043 2y W1S␣87 +
452215440 13m W1S␣90 +
623357644 16m W1S␣94 +
3562905406 2y W1U␣229 +
236880317 8w W2␣272 +
4014769137 13m W8␣143 +
348624315 11y WA13␣183 +
268997725 9m WC1V␣12 +
414574850 7w WC2H␣51 +
3530410947 8m WC2H␣85 +
4536301414 3y WD25␣3333 +
1782677525 5y WD3␣266 +
875898147 4y WD3␣604 +
1837725580 8y WR10␣231 +
470000209 9y WR13␣99 +
3740626928 5y WR15␣148 +
5247243116 5m WS1␣36 +
1530100920 8y WS15␣312 +
4836287097 3y WS15␣85 +
258148608 12y WS5␣209 +
144460714 12y WS9␣196 +
4964856003 20m YO1␣548 +
4572198722 3y YO11␣250 +
5241474657 2y YO18␣140 +
4755653011 3y YO22␣27 +
7392843759 6m YO8␣401 +
2912017698 6y ZE1␣123 +

Box lies outside postal district implied by ref number

The first half of the box number should not normally correspond to the postal district of the post box. Listed below are boxes that lie outside a simple bounding box for that district. Boxes that are with 250m of the location recorded by Royal Mail are excluded from this list.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
254350215 12y B23␣1336 +
6400324604 9m B3␣122 +
420437104 8y B60␣81 +
399981567 11y B64␣1334 +
5106084752 3y B66␣52 +
828110150 8y B77␣403 +
5908286518 4w B95␣16 +
6635534309 15m BB2␣22 +
367735138 6y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district +
336614487 4w BR3␣12 RM 2013 data suggests BR1 12 +
442729321 19m BR6␣440 +
6695888948 14m BS11␣32 +
6695888946 14m BS11␣5 +
6695888944 14m BS11␣61 +
6695872833 14m BS11␣66 +
4187234152 4y BS28␣1138 +
4376989375 4y BT15␣371 +
6181810243 21m BT65␣5 position approximte +
5949081666 2y CH3␣377 +
5949081667 18m CH3␣398 +
703200283 6y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district +
3450711325 5y CV10␣27 +
529505926 4w DA11␣1122 RM 2013 data suggests this should be DA12 112 +
739728397 8y DA14␣401 +
702787408 6y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district +
2889362418 6y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district +
3315460481 4y E1W␣52 +
25475341 7m EC3M␣3051 +
1890432563 8y EH10␣369 +
1726299329 8y EH44␣43 +
4166262960 4y EH47␣34 +
2936733936 5y EH52␣135 +
3409091156 8m EH54␣56 +
1997742631 7y G33␣882 +
4919362597 3y GL10␣95 +
394138612 7y GL11␣384 +
1243226434 23m GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district +
7885076798 6w GU18␣15 +
6172825561 4m GU34␣151 +
564819372 10y GU7␣119 +
563939007 10y GU7␣24 +
2392278246 5y HP19␣309 +
3683067348 5y HS3␣131 +
2912116112 6y HS9␣12 +
2912116128 6y HS9␣17 +
2912116122 6y HS9␣18 +
364771381 6y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district +
369507225 6y IG9␣83 check ref -- location is outside IG9 postal district +
773075505 10y IV44␣108 +
394696000 7y IV44␣113 +
750509180 9y IV44␣135 +
494147700 7y IV47␣134 +
659722492 10y IV49␣136 +
441694996 11y IV49␣34 +
4083616471 4y IV51␣96 +
391835518 11y IV54␣255 +
1820838857 6m IV55␣54 +
2447183914 7y IV56␣28 +
1937716884 8y KA17␣40 +
4365700854 3w KW1␣28 +
7939860490 3w KW15␣30 +
474700502 3y KW3␣50 +
2749569916 6y LE17␣228 +
21094850 23m LL12␣248 +
600534545 5w LL59␣19 +
3508374699 5y LL63␣131 +
776019939 6y LL77␣330 check ref -- location is outside the LL77 postal district +
307512615 3y M19␣79 +
334648277 4y M2␣180 +
306553895 6y N4␣27 check ref -- location is outside the N4 postal district +
4792394446 3y NP25␣515 +
365018126 11y NR5␣507 +
415545287 6y PA37␣73 +
1797522975 8y PA62␣161 +
1797552686 8y PA65␣116 +
1797235036 11m PA67␣126 +
1797186018 6y PA67␣131 check ref -- location outside PA67 postal district +
1798592125 8y PA69␣149 +
1796778944 8y PA70␣122 +
1796743673 8y PA71␣158 +
1794866338 12m PA72␣1 +
1803681606 4y PA78␣113 +
2512163238 6y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district +
523147678 4y PH37␣83 +
2104740203 7y PH38␣103 +
2104709474 3w PH38␣60 +
3651261605 5y PH39␣124 +
2429018781 7y PH42␣108 +
2561762228 4y PH43␣16 +
3726593944 3y PL15␣115 +
5904925920 2y PL34␣73 +
3465417673 5y PO12␣45 +
7620903687 4m RG20␣116 +
7620763560 4m RG20␣75 +
7620903686 4m RG20␣87 +
4753259504 2y RH1␣75 +
577819115 9y RH2␣220 +
429935911 3m RH4␣152 +
279296348 6y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district +
4177423719 4y SA15␣314 +
5238508521 2y SA31␣102 +
4446706367 4y SA32␣560 +
4796446421 3y SA33␣35 +
981556803 6y SE20␣10 check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district +
848427176 6y SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district +
6115072408 21m SK9␣128 +
5148016963 3y SL1␣2402 +
266744760 11y SM2␣177 +
6434233714 17m SN6␣280 +
889481498 5y SN7␣286 +
6439670502 17m SN7␣436 +
1977058715 10m SO42␣48 +
4486146294 3y SO43␣138 +
431358014 19m SW1H␣101 +
1298729990 2y SW1H␣158 +
7918490915 4w SY22␣123 +
1359562182 9y SY23␣218 +
515663679 6y TN33␣313 check ref (box outside TN33 district) and location (in the middle of a field) +
299590458 2m TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district: RM 2013 suggests this should be TQ5 407 +
503045764 11y TR22␣222 +
5550562534 3m TR26␣100 RM2013 data suggests this should be TR20 100 +
5703152017 18m TW12␣142 +
6680353898 14m TW12␣181 +
5969577456 2y W13␣42 +
452215459 13m W1K␣40 +
824232121 4y WC1B␣10 I couldn't find this post box could it have moved to inside post office on High Holburn? +
1528124299 6y WR15␣147 Check ref -- I think Little Hereford should have an SY8 postcode. +
355751529 10m WS2␣130 +
2911709065 6y ZE2␣19 +

Box ref matches one thought to no longer exist

A box in OSM has a reference number that this tool has been told no longer exists.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
1171893039 5y B27␣183 +
822806937 4y BH1␣107 looks like this post box might have been removed in 2014 +
822806818 4y BH1␣401 +
2919556249 6y BH21␣102 +
2913309035 4m BH22␣63 +
2912934518 6y BH23␣12 +
391092355 4y DE21␣319 +
3084195430 4y S10␣133 +
270619138 22m S11␣576 +
392474073 4y S33␣330 +
6746533769 13m S33␣512 +

Outbound code only

The ref key contains only the outbound (first) part. A survey is required to obtain the number.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
822726167 3y B23 +
822733847 22m BA20 +
822733850 22m BA20 +
1868928167 7y BD19 +
413897305 11y CW11 +
823631247 3y HA8 +
823670188 7y HR8 +
823670174 7y HR8 +
823670243 7y HR8 +
823670185 7y HR8 +
823670230 10y HR8 Need to get correct side of road. +
1561526339 5y IP15 +
2168919331 5y IP25 check for new collection plate +
1808858231 9m IP26 +
659918832 10y L8 +
4345107618 4y LL20 +
412451512 11y LL23 +
1312746960 9m NR11 +
1270517424 9y OX29 ref too fuzzy to read in photo :( +
4545524798 3y PA23 +
811311924 3y PE1 +
811327030 23m PE12 +
811329233 23m PE12 +
811348649 22m PE12 +
811331984 23m PE12 +
811348651 22m PE12 +
491427987 8y RG12 +
1595005412 3w RM9 +
5679687963 2y SG18 +
5924373680 2y SY14 +
1470780417 8y WR15 Not sure which box number this is. Can't assume its WR15 136 as there's another candidate 3.2km away. Have to survey again. +

Box number only

The ref key contains only a number, probably corresponding to the box number. A survey is required to check this and obtain the first half of the reference.

No nodes found with this issue.

Box ref found under a non-standard key

There is no ref=* key, but another key contains something that looks like it might be a post box number. If this is the case, the value should be moved to the ref key. Note that old_ref is commonly used for old-style references, which should be left under that key.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
7695272831 3m fixme = Believed␣to␣be␣S9␣1300␣but␣sur Believed to be S9 1300 but survey required to confirm +
573597817 4w fixme = Expected␣reference␣is␣BA1␣183 Expected reference is BA1 183 +
573597823 4w fixme = Expected␣reference␣is␣BA1␣299 Expected reference is BA1 299 +
873565278 10y fixme = I␣think␣this␣is␣the␣SG5␣79␣Peg I think this is the SG5 79 Pegsdon box. +
3699691570 5y note = Information␣plate␣missing:␣per +
895550921 9m fixme2 = May␣be␣SG18␣16 May be SG18 16 +
510602194 11y note = No␣collection␣plate,␣think␣thi +
281339145 4w fixme = RM␣data␣suggests␣this␣is␣OX29␣ RM data suggests this is OX29 553 +
5789493659 2y note = Ref␣Num␣obscured␣by␣tape␣by␣Ro +
331486778 11y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12 +
331486780 8y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12 +
7118001319 9m fixme = Survey␣required:␣this␣should␣b Survey required: this should be the location of TN25 239 +
7749924378 2m fixme = Suspect␣this␣is␣S65␣279␣but␣su Suspect this is S65 279 but survey required to confirm +
280500202 2y postal_code = TQ3␣2 +
539530953 4w note = missed␣this␣on␣actual␣survey␣b +
270180546 11y note = the␣ref␣says␣RG19␣197␣but␣this +
353004310 7y fixme = what␣is␣the␣ref␣of␣this␣box?␣␣ what is the ref of this box? Existing data had E4 27 but I noted E4 38. Need to recheck. +

Number found as a key value

There is no ref=* key, and another key (other than post_box:apertures, ele, or layer) contains a number. This may be the box number. If it looks like it is, then this should be combined with the outbound part-code part, and moved to a ref key.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
2696945588 3y level = 0 +
5767772855 2y level = 0 +
5661184306 8m level = 1 +
5661184304 8m level = 1 +
8013746385 3d name = 1 +
5661184305 8m level = 1 +
8013919385 3d name = 10 +
778568579 4w uprn = 10015282564 +
7896426289 5w ref:GB:uprn = 10015345862 +
2159513128 6m heritage = 2 +
5398483975 2y geograph:id = 2627214 +
6286187863 20m geograph:id = 265448 +
4360359466 14m level = 3 +
8013919485 3d name = 4 +
5398449448 2y geograph:id = 723028 +

Number of refs doesn't match number of apertures

Multiple-aperture boxes often have a separate reference number for each aperture. In this case, a single OSM node should have multiple semi-colon separated ref values, and an appropriate post_box:apertures tag. Where multiple ref values refer to physically seperate boxes, it would be better if there was one node for each box. This table lists nodes with multiple ref values, without a consistent post_box:apertures tag

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
2098001681 3y BH1␣123;BH1␣5123 +
1138984606 3y BH8␣400;BH8␣5400 +
2178828542 5y CA13␣1076;CA13␣76 +
3396678648 4y CA14␣165;CA14␣1165 +
583357253 5y CA14␣19;CA14␣1019 +
3469648874 5y CA14␣21;CA14␣5 +
3381353188 4y CA22␣80;CA22␣1080 +
3333704087 5y CA25␣79;CA25␣1079D +
3563138913 5y CA28␣1006;CA28␣6 +
5408557304 2y CM15␣19;CM15␣1900 +
958979368 4y DE75␣611;DE75␣651 +
3874369971 4y DL1␣19;DL1␣10 +
3817419586 4y DL14␣240;DL14␣230 +
3872619367 4y DL3␣21;DL3␣1 +
305801381 8y DY8␣201;DY8␣200 +
246842390 6y E1␣19;E1␣1019 +
3028063077 2y E1␣54;E1␣154 +
370455910 8y E1␣55;E1␣1055 +
1300266914 7y E14␣1;E14␣1001 +
267820885 5m E15␣39;E15␣1039 +
1343923235 4y E17␣1715;E17␣15 +
354921777 8y E17␣29;E17␣52 +
249311847 5y E1W␣58;E1W␣158 +
2804068213 5m E20␣902;E20␣9028 +
262311234 5y E3␣23;E3␣1023 +
1239299942 8y E6␣16;E6␣1016 +
748071317 19m EC4M␣416;EC4M␣4161 +
299022783 2y EX4␣345;EX4␣3450 +
1601429526 3y G1␣538;G1␣5380 +
6843861066 12m GU14␣330;GU14␣3301 +
2022223836 8m HA1␣1001;HA1␣1001 Either this is another one very close to the first or it's moved. There's one outside Tesco on the other side of the road. +
443351503 5y KY16␣200;KY16␣201 +
3893460291 4y LA1␣201;LA1␣200 +
7325261215 6m LA1␣206;LA1␣205 +
3895078722 4y LA1␣221;LA1␣222 +
423190095 4y LA22␣160;LA22␣161 +
2506653552 5m LL13␣300;LL13␣9300 +
1276271465 3y LS10␣390;LS10␣1390 +
4518728520 3y NE1␣1192;NE1␣192 +
4513906051 23m NE1␣1500;NE1␣500;NE1␣776 +
4526380156 13m NE1␣4;NE1␣3 +
1829169875 3y NE1␣501;NE1␣724 +
4526380159 13m NE1␣777;NE1␣28 +
4404262012 4y NE11␣1200;NE11␣200 +
4419107258 4y NE11␣180;NE11␣179 +
4424750526 4y NE16␣669;NE16␣668 +
4136204729 2y NE2␣66;NE2␣166 +
4432369865 4y NE21␣185;NE21␣723;NE21␣85 +
4432336099 4y NE21␣91;NE21␣700 +
4834765230 21m NE25␣1409;NE25␣409 +
4834378732 3m NE25␣600;NE25␣1600 +
4656790096 7w NE28␣581;NE28␣1581 +
4695686038 3y NE29␣709;NE29␣19 +
4684997568 13m NE29␣762;NE29␣1762 +
4685110103 3y NE30␣1001;NE30␣1 +
4355660149 4y NE31␣659;NE31␣660 +
4350796584 14m NE33␣116;NE33␣1116 +
1313184947 4y NE37␣157;NE37␣1157 +
4288195675 4y NE37␣688;NE37␣546 +
4290236814 4y NE37␣740;NE37␣741 +
4590623743 3y NE4␣21;NE4␣1021 +
327183391 3y NE41␣536;NE41␣535 +
600911301 5y NE46␣179;NE46␣178 +
4644318198 3y NE6␣359;NE6␣703 +
312883148 4y NE8␣161;NE8␣202 +
3742495043 5y PR8␣166;PR8␣165 +
1450979507 6m RG17␣300;RG17␣302 +
3676384273 5y RG40␣230;RG40␣491 +
6116249779 15m RG40␣76;RG40␣760 +
394094517 3y RG7␣257;RG7␣2570 +
5771410054 2y RH10␣167;RH10␣168 +
5771410053 2y RH10␣169;RH10␣170 +
290869249 5w SE18␣33;SE18␣133 +
2151564550 3y SN1␣14;SN1␣140 +
370200603 2y SO23␣35;SO23␣252 +
364459677 17m SW17␣154;SW17␣54 +
7846396886 7w SW1X␣61;SW1X␣161 +
332683259 6y SY23␣213;SY23␣214 +
1259247072 7y SY23␣33;SY23␣34 +
6387994856 12m TA1␣53;TA1␣54 +
6402577096 18m TN13␣1411;TN13␣1422 +
3708543910 12m TN40␣9991;TN40␣9992 +
47099334 14m TN9␣2842;TN9␣2841 +
3409363209 5y TW18␣508;TW18␣5081 +
4757155240 3y TW4␣1;TW4␣100 +
350621377 19m W1U␣11;W1U␣211 +
588505088 16m WC1A␣6;WC1A␣206 +
824254551 5m WC2N␣76;WC2N␣276;WC2N␣82 +
1013235374 7y WF1␣2003;WF1␣2002 +
358516915 4y WF14␣475;WF14␣1475 +
3323106201 4y WF17␣1127;WF17␣2127 +
5247243116 5m WS1␣35;WS1␣36 +

Additional text following ref

There is some additional text following what looks like a valid reference number. This could be an error, or it could be a legitiate way of distingushing multiple phyiscal boxes that share the same reference number. For multiple reference numbers on the same box, the two numbers should be seperated by a semi-colon, with no additional spaces around it (e.g. ref=AB12 151;AB12 152). An appropriate post_box:apertures=* tag should also be added.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
7929511541 2w Co10␣104D +
899024936 3y G1␣10;G1␣10A +
332054237 11m G1␣504;G1␣504A +
309910827 3y G2␣1509;G2␣1509A +
6074778597 22m G2␣293;G2␣293A +
332050665 3y G2␣521;G2␣521A +
3184792067 22m G2␣617;G2␣617A +
1474504722 3y G2␣694;G2␣694A +
42066362 9y G3␣170;G3␣170A +
296238626 9y G3␣232;G3␣232A +
2286118317 9m IP25␣3??1 +
324695331 3y M4␣5AA Check ref value -- the current value looks more like a postcode than a box number +
6966341093 11m N7␣0AH +
289175164 14m NE2␣155A +
4307351992 4y SL2␣57F +
960852139 9y ST20␣434␣? check ref value +
3301278278 15m SW1W␣91;SW1W␣191␣173 +
1327234070 6d SW1X␣27;␣SW1X␣127 +

Lowercase in outbound code

The outbound part of the reference number contains lowercase letters. These should be corrected to uppercase.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
7921204489 4w cv23␣460 +

Other non-standard form for ref

The reference value is some other non-standard form. A survey is required to check and/or correct it.

Node ID LE Ref Fixme JOSM
4798176700 3y * +
1519797919 7y * +
4354747596 4y 1␣Castle␣Hotel +
1278559448 8y 1388m +
2618867853 6y 24␣125 +
5062058919 3y 262a +
3855551369 4y ?␣(sticker␣over␣text) +
276534074 8w AB1028 OX14 1028 expected here. Suspect old "collection plate" where "AB" is code for Abingdon +
5658213325 2y BARNET␣P.O +
6415184569 18m Frederick␣Street␣Meter␣Box +
6512735947 8w HR958 HR6 958 expected here +
7864589926 7w HST129 +
2061976329 7y IV␣216 +
2061976330 3y IV␣217 +
2061976331 3y IV␣218 +
2061976335 7y IV␣292 +
2061976339 7y IV␣294 +
2061976338 7y IV␣296 +
2061976333 7y IV␣299 +
3653266702 5y IV189 +
534125601 3y IV282 +
3971749213 4y KA8␣... +
3955991958 3y LH␣056␣County␣Hospital +
3962432194 3y LH␣166␣Laxdale +
3992031680 3y LH␣173␣Marybank +
3962432196 3y LH␣19␣Tong␣Post␣Office +
4945606896 3y LH07␣Ballantrushal +
4945606897 3y LH075␣Old␣Post␣Office␣Barvas +
4925247603 3y LH086␣␣Arnol +
4922960719 3y LH13␣Hill␣Street␣Tolsta +
422750728 3y LH14␣Back␣Crossroads +
4922927592 3y LH15␣Gress +
422730677 3y LH16␣Garrieguirm +
422755749 3y LH17␣Upper␣Coll +
4922961226 3y LH18␣New␣Tolsta +
4922961224 3y LH20␣North␣Tolsta +
3994363157 3y LH77␣Back␣Post␣Office +
1749637763 3y NONE +
4224113490 4y No␣ref +
6985158004 11m None +
4221912189 4y None +
5494946911 2y Not␣shown +
1711109359 8y Perigrine␣Way␣box1 +
6644144169 14m R683␣MOD␣Abbey␣Wood +
7931861329 3w REDCROFT␣/␣HALDANE␣ROAD␣UB1 +
1666074828 22m Royal␣Mail +
6356726464 18m S014 +
2338725652 7y SK6␣??? +
6490458882 16m ST161RR +
7931861328 3w TELFORD␣ROAD␣/␣EDISON␣DRIVE␣UB +
5207357493 2y U46␣Medways +
7797635423 2m WS +
2912006986 6y ZE2␣unnumbered +
2911732752 6y ZE2␣unnumbered +
6429205455 15m absent +
4234210313 4y blank +
44825281 2m hidden;no +
3812517617 4y no +
2904332627 5m no +
7450593594 5m no +
2627419470 5m no +
370821482 4y no +
2721272717 6y no +
1794801940 4y no +
6490451648 9m none +
3213949467 3y none +
6490451647 16m none +
6094853783 7w none␣on␣box +
4224061198 4y obscured +
4624166974 3y obscured +
3497301827 5y obscured␣by␣phone␣number␣label +
344777180 5y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels +
344777179 5y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels +
6269754938 20m x +

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