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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
SW15 85 555062507, 555062507 2m
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NR19 1900 * 2329901046, 2329901046 6y
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HA1 1001 2022223836, 2022223836 2m 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. Confirmed in https://www.openstreetmap.org/note/2753753 that this ID is in this location, or within 5m of it.
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. Confirmed in https://www.openstreetmap.org/note/2753753 that this ID is in this location, or within 5m of it.
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G12 126 * 895512056, 895512056 6w
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CV4 22 * 312872944, 312872944 4w
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SY6 525 * 1317491760, 1317491760 3y
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BA15 40 * 2623210034, 2623210034 5y
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KY12 66 1915045727, 1915045731 3m 0.7m
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IV1 113 436625034, 436625035 12y 0.8m
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KW1 27 * 7914408938, 7914408939 12m 1.4m
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IP24 3249 * 672724500, 954772572 15m 1.9m
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EH52 8 * 3950116475, 3950116476 6m 2.1m
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RG21 210 * 259573104, 341334624 9y 2.3m
collection_times
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B79 405 1279458059, 1279458128 7w 2.4m
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CA1 2 * 3436650225, 3436650226 11m 2.9m
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EC3M 333 3209785733, 3209785734 3y 10m there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now.
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PL23 49 1273697932, 6443936859 2y 25m
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CR0 390 772143816, 5966233102 15m 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 2y 35m
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CT20 10 555114671, 9163154487 6d 68m
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NE38 496 4285996623, 8616598318 6m 78m
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CV7 449 385154771, 385154772 2w 107m
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NE11 50 4419107252, 6504493311 11m 118m
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NR20 2007 2329901089, 4230137957 5y 121m What has happened to this post box?
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CA7 175 3340099281, 3341422229 6y 133m
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BD1 31 983028985, 6429393344 9m 165m
RM 2013 data suggests this should be BD1 156/1156
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WR15 73 1116896655, 3797518569 19m 175m Very approx position
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NE65 211 4275336073, 5610225094 3y 176m
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EH15 637 321605691, 8933777838 2m 177m
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CB10 116 6340217190, 8929311502 3m 189m
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IP26 3209 2881389120, 6315656602 2y 236m
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DH2 250 354843237, 5827841973 2m 274m
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CA9 252 3472993993, 6757959573 2y 295m
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B6 199 261055457, 6408840870 2y 329m
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IV40 24 616218683, 3548407312 6y 330m
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TF10 213 528511601, 990303246 9y 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 7m 358m
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B30 539 316102925, 6406899219 2y 362m
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PE28 28 946213489, 946213533 7y 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 8m 421m
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RG30 105 1823326060, 5503320161 44h 434m
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IP29 2081 318629074, 6811845020 2y 459m
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NE33 23 4341112743, 4341112809 3m 469m
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SY13 617 528908163, 528908215 3w 470m
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DG11 40 452987419, 452991258 8y 485m
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B73 582 24932183, 6452786009 2y 485m
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BD2 286 313540513, 7176074186 20m 505m
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GU34 65 3466302045, 7762869982 14m 517m
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N11 23 945767235, 1349765571 2m 531m
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EH51 12 4154291956, 4349461251 5y 539m
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B13 190 1745755014, 6400240813 2y 579m
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M22 728 3318239999, 4917499451 4y 602m
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N17 4 791819656, 791889097 6m 605m
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SA14 165 4173556088, 4173556193 5y 621m
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GU28 27 337819071, 4435172758 3y 653m
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GU7 19 1178553642, 1635610034 7m 659m
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EH18 71 322623901, 4558023571 4y 675m
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NW3 63 540351465, 540408326 8m 688m
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HP20 71 3451018750, 2398195317 3y 711m
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KW17 9 471950503, 7939860491 10m 714m
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W3 19 302153747, 7935371385 6m 724m has it been moved while old location is within construction area
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SE2 24 1296347908, 1296347930 8y 731m
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WF13 67 252740524, 4119303098 5y 747m
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NG31 98 1394760543, 3915104602 5y 761m
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PE1 132 6939602187, 9061998560 6w 775m
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DH8 165 403169710, 7906689913 13m 792m
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NW5 25 877088558, 2951626008 5w 828m
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NR2 226 365593643, 365598515 9m 830m
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NG34 3 3935786682, 3935786688 5y 853m
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W1K 240 452215459, 3493366386 9m 871m
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W1K 40 452215459, 3493366386 9m 871m
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WF13 26 192301570, 1686475238 5y 881m
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B35 8008 319780078, 6406347823 16m 908m RM 2013 data suggests this should be B35 1110
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NR26 2622 1372565677, 3710805306 6y 942m
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E5 2 420131202, 4425581351 6m 998m
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GL20 59 599664241, 1922735655 6y 1113m
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E1W 52 358548488, 3315460481 2m 1115m
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NE34 56 4296451289, 4296590785 3m 1122m
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W10 14 909513816, 1313310889 8d 1129m
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CA8 333 3490687255, 4334318987 5y 1138m
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N10 34 1271602621, 8195289188 3m 1376m
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LE2 245 296997358, 6172378391 2y 1388m
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W2 50 1356416270, 2493597556 9m 1455m
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B32 727 315808058, 6398681707 2y 1464m
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SE2 22 1296347903, 1296347923 9y 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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TQ9 82 3057689653, 9162197026 7d 1572m Precise location needs confirming with a survey
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NW10 1 304421978, 1349100870 2w 1580m
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BD8 121 382568516, 8591253174, 8591253175 6m 1662m

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NR26 2612 3149742164, 3192171555 6y 1817m
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TA4 269 2262973394, 2267756431 11m 1866m
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IP9 1380 4852629719, 6964204145 23m 1871m
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M41 597 705551985, 715880597 9y 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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SE15 11 974267709, 974274202 3m 1968m
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SY24 140 1922509047, 4806698085 10m 2034m
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LL54 125 473421302, 588413920 3m 2173m
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OX27 559 197738416, 265582023 13m 2299m
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SW16 4 1361047771, 1361052731 2m 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 3d 2442m
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BN6 404 286535276, 7785786636 14m 2486m
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BH24 64 2912858744, 2912858762 7y 2510m
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N14 4 327404117, 330973375 5m 2514m
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CV22 214 330889240, 3798686723 2m 2550m
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SE20 10 355253768, 981556803 23m 2619m
check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district
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SG8 307 7130947422, 7130957385 6m 2853m
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BN27 935 443453524, 3668837153 6y 3025m
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BA12 12 573564924, 3134253230 9m 3041m
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GU8 40 1214165861, 7722378673 2w 3086m
RM 2013 suggests GU8 30 here, with GU8 40 at Milford Station
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YO7 65 1865789193, 4213067002 15m 4248m RM 2013 data suggests this should be YO7 67
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CV7 189 800770861, 7589884816 15m 4319m RM 2013 suggests this should be CV7 198
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B66 52 310098260, 5106084752 6w 4398m
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DL12 201 3834034359, 5151471869 3y 4710m
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HR6 927 4157913918, 5811743557 3y 5171m
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TN33 313 515663679, 6640034267 2y 5294m check ref (box outside TN33 district) and location (in the middle of a field)
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WR15 158 1473087394, 1474884410, 3797269083 10m 6160m
Check is still there and ref is correct
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PH38 103 2104709481, 2104740203 8y 6424m
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WR15 114 1462177707, 3795560395 5y 8015m Need to check this box is still there and really is the given number.
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DT2 52 4710922118, 4812371544 4y 8759m
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CV23 7 4880421708, 6301607095 2m 9105m
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TR26 100 3768904304, 5550562534 2m 9628m
RM2013 data suggests this should be TR20 100
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SK10 74 257074067, 317033593 3m 11153m
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BH21 119 948852582, 1430613445 16m 17001m
Survey required: this should be BH21 129 not 119.
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ZE2 125 2911726259, 2911795928 7y 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 15m CF1␣355 The expected reference here is NP15 355 +
3722861825 5w LE57␣147 The expected reference here is LE67 147 +
3723317964 5w LE57␣200 The expected reference here is LE67 200 +
3723242372 5w LE57␣530 The expected reference would be LE67 however this box is not in RM 2013 data. +
7627573891 15m RG13␣132 The expected reference here is RH13 132 +
7627573889 15m RG13␣24 The expected reference here is RH13 24 +
3131224849 7m SW1␣99 This was previously SW1V 299/1299. Possible re-numbering of other boxes in SW1 - needs further survey to establish any pattern. +
5784763000 15m SW27␣2 The expected reference here is SE27 2 +
9163654088 7d TQ24␣44 +
4100046731 15m 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 11m AB12␣627 +
6789052177 2y AB12␣701 +
9111780018 3w AB24␣800 +
6704190466 2y AB31␣100 +
6331817457 2y AB31␣644 +
4345739327 5y AB39␣351 +
4264448955 4y AL10␣335 +
818056382 10m AL10␣6 +
848856945 16m B14␣258 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B14 528 +
309289823 3m B16␣10 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B16 30 +
3167033438 6y B18␣1002 +
298990960 13y B18␣209 +
33061775 14y B24␣856 +
323992929 10y B29␣253 +
6400324604 21m B3␣122 +
317001317 9y B30␣924 +
270801027 11y B31␣596 +
16624271 16m B35␣1152 RM 2013 data suggests this should be B35 1112 +
747888693 11y B37␣3921 +
380468880 16m B38␣740 RM 2013 data suggests B38 1424 +
7191791517 20m B46␣927 +
4251322515 12d B49␣117 +
399981567 12y B64␣1334 +
303537690 16m B66␣189 RM 2013 data shows B66 180 +
445817013 16m B69␣184 RM 2013 data shows B69 181 +
369884658 16m B70␣6017 RM 2013 data shows B70 4017 +
3974096230 3w B75␣10230 RM 2013 data shows B75 1023. Possible mis-read of 1023D? +
25303792 16m B75␣166 RM 2013 data shows this as B76 166. This is very close to B75/B76 border. +
5369004667 5w B93␣19 +
719867385 3y B93␣2240 +
6331507120 8d B94␣1479 +
446058801 4y B94␣266 +
1885007787 5w B95␣2450 +
1757698923 16m B97␣38 RM 2013 data suggests B97 39. +
571565819 2m BA1␣1500 +
697101747 2m BA1␣155 +
5277881739 9m BA11␣1082 +
9105186072 4w BA14␣66 +
4779315754 7m BA2␣1018 +
9162336431 21h BA20␣2711 +
2743083383 7y BB1␣601 +
2743083386 7y BB1␣602 +
5844684881 3y BB12␣93 +
5669724451 5m BB9␣1300 +
5224817820 2y BD24␣150 +
7859595340 13m BH12␣400 +
7504277589 16m BH16␣7060 +
6417518030 2y BH19␣32 +
2912934532 7y BH23␣500 +
8220521897 10m BN11␣1625 +
8740624235 5m BN12␣1632 +
8121218056 11m BN16␣1451 +
367735138 7y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district +
7610660848 16m BN18␣1200 +
3465971382 2m BN21␣7451 +
6608929273 2y BN23␣1160 +
6744672561 2y BN23␣874 +
190509386 4y BN8␣501 +
8476033940 7m BR1␣462 +
3578721977 6m BR1␣477 +
7555917563 13m BR2␣492 RM 2013 data suggests BR1 492 +
336614487 13m BR3␣12 RM 2013 data suggests BR1 12 +
3598509702 6m BR3␣187 +
6470614152 2y BR3␣190 +
6634165259 5m BR3␣266 RM 2013 data suggests BR3 226 +
350593399 3w BR6␣459 +
8305094464 6m BR8␣463 +
6695888948 9m BS11␣32 +
6695888946 9m BS11␣5 +
6695888944 9m BS11␣61 +
6695872833 9m BS11␣66 +
6945151386 23m BS16␣514 +
358530354 12y BS2␣323 +
7854986439 13m BS24␣144 +
4187234152 9m BS28␣1138 +
459110924 12y BS29␣162 +
2925302378 6y BS3␣1005 +
5259181523 21m BS3␣9 +
6695857865 2y BS31␣285 +
5643604848 4m BS34␣129 +
6410464348 2y BS34␣147 +
8060627451 11m BS40␣463 +
4376989375 2m BT15␣371 +
6044216113 2w BT18␣600 check location (not visible on Mapillary +
8345910222 8m BT4␣743 +
6828923532 2y BT60␣209 +
7620590898 3w BT74␣117 +
6560670019 2y CB2␣198 +
450006209 4y CB22␣325 +
5148060192 4y CB22␣554 +
26976828 4y CB25␣510 +
460634159 10m CB4␣3733 +
29865181 7m CB7␣2700 +
8833650698 4m CF35␣13 +
1251226118 9y CF37␣75 +
8830389343 4m CF62␣71 +
6877704320 10m CH1␣495 +
6143805603 2y CH1␣667 +
6177981959 2y CH3␣666 +
4318610809 3w CH60␣36 +
703617613 2d CH65␣414 +
703200283 7y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district +
703206178 2d CH66␣486 What days of the week is this collection time valid for? +
5408557304 11m CM15␣1900 +
1793478818 5y CM21␣1209 +
3826349995 4y CM3␣448 +
376810917 8y CO1␣479 +
390275304 14m CO3␣941 Expected reference here is CO3 394 + CO3 3941 +
418396211 14m CO5␣281 RM 2013 data shows CO5 261 +
3179697244 6y CR0␣146 +
772989511 6y CR0␣210 +
772992412 2y CR0␣32 +
775374967 2y CR0␣444 +
3220039560 6y CR0␣463 +
5669801553 9m CR0␣520 +
3220039559 3y CR0␣603 +
5747193724 3y CR3␣162 +
5646017942 2m CR5␣238 +
6806411833 2y CR5␣77 +
3569250100 3y CR8␣467 +
6022819152 2y CR9␣599 +
7714350456 3m CT12␣29 +
7235535538 19m CT14␣5 +
501586928 2y CV23␣228 +
7702320152 8d CV23␣305 +
3087758885 2m CV32␣25 +
282752101 16m CV7␣272 +
9078836692 5w CW11␣1279 +
6535857593 2y CW2␣401 +
654563533 3y DA14␣386 +
7231539481 10m DA2␣302 +
5667121082 3y DE1␣110 +
1306271229 8w DE11␣1034 +
957703974 3w DE12␣1146 +
355032464 9y DE23␣770 +
583435198 9y DE4␣1361 +
749152883 3w DE56␣775 +
958935498 9y DE6␣983 +
822846818 7w DE7␣1416 +
1840330243 2y DG13␣68 +
8930718700 3m DG5␣5 +
4140738510 5y DH1␣111 +
751988435 9y DH1␣219 +
430280782 12y DH1␣467 +
3399940574 6y DN10␣225 +
663373574 11y DN18␣300 +
663424023 11y DN36␣61 +
3655730325 4y DT1␣5405 +
1647363816 2m DT3␣7051 +
1863717085 13m DT9␣9 +
8960745547 2m DY10␣134 +
702795466 5y DY10␣964 +
3730923907 5w DY12␣254 +
702787408 7y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district +
6385596497 21m DY13␣630 +
8963910392 2m DY14␣120 +
2889362418 7y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district +
305801381 11m DY8␣201 +
1126943196 6y DY9␣1180 +
292532068 9m E1␣111 +
520308098 8w E1␣120 +
3819667912 5y E1␣13 +
2367142251 4m E1␣2 +
3315460482 5y E1␣51 +
3315460480 3y E1␣53 +
672726451 6y E1␣62 +
5441228215 5m E1␣81 +
3632715080 7m E1␣82 +
8750860217 4m E1␣84 +
469446851 12y E13␣2 +
1177757621 7m E16␣101 +
1177757623 9m E16␣137 +
249311847 8w E1W␣163 +
369840812 8w E1W␣166 +
369840821 8w E1W␣71 +
249311426 8w E1W␣73 +
358548485 2m E1W␣75 +
369840816 8w E1W␣85 +
1235356259 2y E2␣125 +
1235356265 2m E2␣29 +
3661800025 7m E20␣9018 +
2804068213 2m E20␣9028 +
2723918404 7m E20␣903 +
262311229 3m E3␣10 +
340129848 9y E6␣40 +
1235356261 5y E8␣16 +
2791831754 4m E9␣113 +
4392468104 3y EC1A␣1001 +
4402475492 2y EC1A␣111 +
26815254 3m EC1R␣28 +
25475341 19m EC3M␣3051 +
3209785735 3y EC3M␣332 +
3209785734 3y EC3M␣333 +
3209785733 6y EC3M␣333 there used to be 3 numbered indoor boxes. Only two appear to have ref numbers now. +
3072466176 23m EC3R␣3123 +
3072466175 3y EC3R␣314 +
25544097 3y EC3R␣315 +
329978954 7m EC3R␣3181 +
369009843 3y EC3V␣321 +
358548493 9d EC4Y␣413 +
1547125487 9y EH13␣530 +
1739202162 5y EH14␣348 +
5249488577 3y EH22␣177 +
359406545 3y EH22␣492 +
5839118059 13m EH41␣10 +
4205839067 5y EH48␣110 +
3692347496 7m EH48␣71 +
2936733936 6y EH52␣135 +
3475286688 7m EH54␣89 +
4093381230 5y EN2␣47 +
8808890381 4m EN6␣68 +
267950095 6y EN7␣23 +
288323718 4y EX2␣155 +
3395670109 5m EX2␣614 +
7846777554 6m EX4␣436 +
370416871 8y EX4␣574 +
9051902437 6w EX5␣301 +
4265777216 4d EX6␣107 +
365231594 15h EX9␣3 +
1925669218 3y FK11␣316 +
1997742631 8y G33␣882 +
1997781191 8y G33␣939 +
1628736287 9y G44␣316 +
4922312708 4y GL1␣66 +
7076234979 21m GL12␣185 +
9173314699 3d GL14␣155 +
3678000321 3w GL14␣273 +
8869736549 3m GL19␣103 +
5381096946 3y GL2␣334 +
7755490872 13m GL2␣406 +
2797104171 7y GL2␣71 +
8736011823 5m GL4␣990 +
4257848700 4y GL4␣991 +
1243226434 2y GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district +
2440299126 5w GL50␣1300 +
4749691625 4y GL54␣246 +
7695979888 15m GL8␣113 +
7885076798 13m GU18␣15 +
476761611 4y GU21␣1113 +
2889725645 4y GU21␣131 +
7573517280 16m GU29␣121 +
8197551511 10m GU34␣144 +
6172825561 16m GU34␣151 +
5278587159 3y GU5␣97 +
7821353530 14m GU52␣50 +
564819372 11y GU7␣119 +
297159904 12y GU9␣174 +
7557986196 16m GU9␣46 +
1656423375 6y GU9␣8 +
5410136504 16m HA3␣291 +
7154240978 16m HA8␣7670 Check ref, I suspect this should end in 767. +
305399273 7y HA9␣142 +
7096389353 21m HA9␣9 +
820236988 3y HP5␣1141 +
6498570164 2y HR2␣366 +
818648452 9m 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 12y HR9␣675 +
4924924530 4y HS2␣60 +
332422290 11y HU9␣145 +
842840418 8y HX4␣294 +
8647866652 5m HX7␣322 +
356278831 7m IG1␣11 +
364772505 12y IG3␣165 +
371076467 9y IG3␣89 +
364771381 7y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district +
370648724 12y IG8␣551 +
3720610897 6y IP12␣6301 +
3720251241 3y IP12␣6319 +
564922563 2y IP17␣8205 +
4217394902 5y IP6␣8161 +
2838729371 7y IP7␣1211 +
4218208389 5y IP8␣1302 +
369091540 10y IV1␣1212 +
4574261304 4y IV12␣10 +
5457468472 3y IV12␣25 +
492884731 14m IV2␣346 +
4876526282 14m IV2␣347 +
7939277179 12m IV2␣364 +
5824402436 3y IV2␣457 +
8645430788 5m IV2␣458 +
8645430762 5m IV2␣460 +
7788539088 14m IV2␣79 +
1991221599 8y IV22␣205 +
431169600 12y IV22␣253 +
4554436319 4y IV24␣318 +
898055088 4y IV26␣331 +
1991221621 8y IV27␣78 +
7438749923 17m IV4␣328 +
773075505 11y IV44␣108 +
999855852 10y IV49␣35 +
2447183914 3w IV56␣28 +
432734169 12y IV6␣126 +
5262159659 3y IV6␣40 +
1937716884 9y KA17␣40 +
3260105793 6y KT13␣10 +
7746634879 14m KT19␣1110 +
8533246933 7m KT2␣364 +
473807179 4y KW17␣5 +
498850956 12y KY10␣289 +
5633584985 3y KY13␣100 +
9045583479 6w KY13␣421 +
348176014 3w L1␣1001 +
4381640442 3w L1␣1002 +
348176325 3w L2␣7400 +
107768956 5w L22␣1396 +
348176019 3w L3␣1212 +
24932020 3w L3␣5000 +
3966319599 17m LA4␣246 +
301031580 11m LD1␣13 +
297498342 7y LD7␣241 check ref -- location outside LD7 postal district +
297463381 11y LD8␣212 check ref value +
1776600653 19h LE10␣86 +
4232925203 5y LE11␣251 +
1572685651 5y LE14␣52 +
2749569916 7y LE17␣228 +
8612667403 6m LE2␣284 +
307736006 11y LE2␣677 +
1360412075 9y LL13␣318 +
6012325937 2y LL13␣402 +
448000494 14m LL14␣103 +
7685473520 13m LL16␣164 +
7126620739 7m LL16␣34 +
7126582251 7m LL16␣72 +
9178326379 16h LL18␣188 +
7823763480 7w LL19␣441 +
4929299197 12d LL30␣82 +
1777325792 9y LL33␣344 +
549393808 4w LL42␣73 +
2790636764 3y LL55␣130 +
536821180 3w LL57␣87 +
600534545 5m LL59␣19 +
3508374699 6y LL63␣131 +
905027407 7y LN10␣926 +
905027400 7y LN10␣927 +
4410553680 5y LS12␣900 +
3655916228 5y LS17␣446 +
28098908 5y LS21␣556 +
6140262819 2y LS24␣976 +
3370864026 3y LS27␣1218 +
4097906789 22m LU2␣224 +
355758821 9y LU5␣83 +
337174977 5m M1␣12 +
4578052023 4y M13␣888 +
4552357385 4y M16␣396 +
307512615 4y M19␣79 +
5628825274 3w M2␣101 +
705975280 11y M41␣624 +
244713393 5y ME19␣159 +
33128174 11y ME3␣209 +
253736343 10y ME3␣234 +
2581091237 7y MK1␣571 +
5824534243 18m MK14␣193 +
3465085037 6y MK19␣296 +
434565675 5w N1␣29 +
434557555 2m N1␣33 +
375863368 2m N1␣37 +
252935142 2m N1␣39 +
6490451649 2m N1␣40 +
1739181602 7m N1␣48 +
595322953 3m N1␣51 +
280034659 5m N1␣59 +
2946169571 3w N1␣65 +
459797138 4m N1␣70 +
8214997322 5m N1␣71 +
4896170151 8m N1␣75 +
434565677 3m N1␣80 +
250699532 6m N1␣84 +
1991087881 3w N1␣86 +
332789176 8m N1␣9 +
3439567593 2y N1␣96 +
3439567594 2y N1␣97 +
3888589449 2w N1C␣4 +
4354479973 13m NE12␣100 +
4213964305 15m NE13␣90 +
8828087841 4m NE3␣5 +
8867804221 3m NE32␣5 +
5565159941 3y NE47␣350 +
5488483110 10d NE8␣200 +
4518128989 4y NG15␣362 +
672562731 3y NG17␣377 +
1272527785 9y NG23␣102 +
1302172192 9y NG23␣213 +
1394760542 5y NG32␣55 +
3579388134 2y NG4␣191 +
1893385458 6y NN3␣580 +
1225908655 2y NN9␣25 +
8457429526 7m NP25␣823 +
3652676240 21m NR1␣157 +
2414551076 6y NR10␣1109 +
5633706966 2y NR16␣1658 +
365602433 5y NR2␣238 +
5763626220 3y NR28␣2810 +
1901950246 2m NR30␣3057 +
365018126 12y NR5␣507 +
2732777389 7y NW6␣79 Not quite sure about the ref +
6539828958 2y OL16␣3 may have gone when post office closed +
6183660852 5m OX25␣950 +
27280387 4y OX26␣11 +
6657198145 2y OX26␣300 +
34675042 4y OX26␣347 +
9173314895 3d OX29␣429 +
1808725168 12m OX7␣100 +
4558074856 4y PA23␣36 +
411705927 12y PA3␣151 +
286315505 7m PA3␣193 +
5163623167 2y PA33␣36 +
3826976790 5y PA34␣23 +
6912865880 23m PA80␣130 +
6917023541 2w PE1␣271 +
787372498 2y PE12␣176 +
4685311970 4y PE2␣38 +
905353222 2y PE22␣97 +
629119881 6w PE32␣260 +
6747129704 2y PH1␣100 +
560050165 5y PH1␣157 +
269069559 5y PH2␣103 +
2512163238 7y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district +
8850841755 3m PH41␣100 +
454590916 12y PH9␣32 +
886699112 3y PL29␣180 +
5904925920 3y PL34␣73 +
4536751869 4y PO3␣4002 +
828075283 11m PO41␣93 +
8321509707 9m PR2␣349 +
6264895517 2y PR7␣108 +
14165208 6m RG1␣1750 +
5818162193 3y RG1␣6260 +
319156859 3y RG1␣6270 +
319156860 3y RG1␣6280 +
381513303 12y RG14␣75 +
270332884 12y RG14␣78 +
354682949 13m RG18␣298 +
7620763560 8m RG20␣75 Since this postbox is in the RH20 postal district, near Pulborough, surely this postbox should be RH20 75? +
7620903686 8m RG20␣87 Since this postbox is in the RH20 postal district, near Pulborough, surely this postbox should be RH20 87? +
344532821 8y RG22␣359 +
8195465220 10m RG27␣12 +
3603472631 6y RG27␣158 +
1823326653 3y RG30␣165 +
5503318808 3m RG30␣168 +
5630469602 3y RG30␣2130 +
318955961 2y RG30␣263 +
4434623139 5y RG4␣422 +
428004750 3w RG4␣560 +
3676384273 8m RG40␣491 +
6116249779 11m RG40␣760 +
6940059604 23m RG41␣51 +
932348364 7y RG5␣4600 +
8297641600 9m RG6␣106 +
394094517 11m RG7␣2570 +
371905292 12y RG7␣384 +
6236872003 4m RG9␣454 +
2559143529 3m RG9␣507 +
3943125588 5y RG9␣640 +
4485910377 4y RH1␣1090 +
32602018 6y RH1␣3090 +
7633746005 15m RH12␣101 +
5396147210 14m RH12␣110 +
5964935032 3y RH12␣99 +
278535285 13y RH14␣156 +
476706800 12y RH14␣479 +
594680400 10y RH2␣139 +
1269541962 8y RH2␣188 +
662361902 8y RH2␣192 +
577819115 10y RH2␣220 +
318211021 12y RH5␣102 +
270600338 13y RH6␣262 +
1192695068 10y RH6␣266 Check ref -- box number partly illegible +
2467939887 8y RH6␣359 +
286530615 10m RH8␣100 +
279296348 7y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district +
651076067 2m RM20␣504 +
262572738 3y S1␣1623 +
6029294740 2y S1␣22366 +
6029294742 2y S1␣22367 +
5948357229 22m S1␣3199 +
69675478 2y S1␣4899 +
6015018656 7d S10␣979 +
8124303287 11m S18␣980 +
7775334146 14m S33␣533 +
7046731551 22m S33␣727 +
350694869 12y S41␣13 +
6533691681 2y S60␣426 +
7551505134 16m S62␣428 +
4441068894 5y S65␣502 +
7119216450 21m S71␣227 +
7132956698 21m S74␣1623 +
5095424918 4y SA10␣78 +
8849398391 3m SA13␣18 +
4186098770 5y SA14␣112 +
4177423719 5y SA15␣314 +
4384429090 5y SA16␣286 +
4172287253 5y SA18␣12 +
4281322880 5y SA32␣332 +
4365494956 5y SA32␣374 +
4796445507 4y SA32␣86 +
384412094 12y SA33␣185 +
5103380176 3y SA43␣27 +
5133960151 3y SA43␣41 +
1240317484 3y SA45␣205 +
4372056542 5y SA6␣389 +
4420905273 5y SA6␣394 +
4341890712 5y SA6␣401 +
4420905272 5y SA6␣403 +
6518540774 5m SE10␣34 +
1331601835 5m SE12␣19 +
3724434269 3m SE15␣115 +
5736940595 5m SE3␣24 +
5274473908 7m SE7␣115 +
848427176 4w SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district +
3739098881 10m SG13␣401 +
5660582876 3y SG19␣108 +
6853799139 3w SK1␣144 +
4397075979 3w SK1␣225 position approximate, GPS signal por +
3741083637 7w SK1␣385 +
322638328 12y SK10␣76 +
6327662079 2y SK11␣209 +
3451242398 6y SK13␣1040 +
6988144904 22m SK14␣230 +
3161701914 6y SK23␣890 +
4621828300 3w SK4␣14 +
2725226119 7y SK8␣269 +
6115072408 2y SK9␣128 +
308851596 8m SK9␣516 +
540923437 2y SK9␣653 +
597354731 11y SL0␣90 +
5148016963 4y SL1␣2402 +
9015402784 2m SL7␣2271 +
2492813682 2y SM1␣301 +
6061637370 2y SM1␣372 +
36882453 11m SM3␣315 +
312671343 2y SM4␣319 +
8463513327 2m SM5␣295 +
5996143003 2y SM7␣365 +
2151564550 11m SN1␣140 +
4363576018 5y SN11␣294 +
334496943 12y SN2␣249 +
5930303724 3y SN5␣35 +
6439670502 2y SN7␣436 +
196208619 14m SN9␣179 +
5879993310 7w SN9␣620 +
42356506 21m SO16␣193 +
4172770468 5y SO18␣655 +
4661365327 4y SO18␣751 +
1092766697 2y SO21␣207 +
3282575884 4y SO22␣112 +
9084806177 5w SO32␣202 +
7359394692 7w SO51␣100 +
7618018845 16m SP1␣37 +
3038897481 7y SP11␣73 +
7221330728 19m SP5␣64 +
4558675004 2y ST16␣54 +
3459971308 2y ST16␣918 +
3459971307 2y ST16␣924 +
4558675002 2y ST16␣9622 +
1109138916 10y ST18␣196 +
1098585003 10y ST19␣330 +
6285408697 2y ST9␣183 +
3736590163 6d SW14␣34 +
675848879 4y SW1A␣171 +
3372476206 3y SW1E␣134 +
295803970 3y SW1E␣142 +
2496335352 6m SW1E␣162 +
431358014 2y SW1H␣101 +
130115248 3m SW1H␣102 +
140680732 2m SW1H␣103 +
506302517 7m SW1H␣110 +
431358016 3m SW1H␣14 +
1298729990 3m SW1H␣158 +
506302519 7m SW1H␣49 +
2496335353 3m SW1H␣80 +
5244533301 3y SW1P␣109 +
385560833 2y SW1P␣133 +
328864844 5w SW1P␣140 +
385560835 3w SW1P␣144 +
5244533302 3y SW1P␣145 +
1278233957 3w SW1P␣155 +
1280272349 3w SW1P␣170 +
5244533304 2y SW1P␣183 +
1334476183 2y SW1P␣198 +
443424316 2m SW1P␣205 +
409894758 3y SW1P␣45 +
506306289 3w SW1P␣67 +
5244533300 7d SW1P␣77 +
983807327 7w SW1P␣90 +
9063803962 6w SW1V␣113 +
9063803960 6w SW1V␣115 +
428964050 6w SW1V␣116 +
3398046699 6w SW1V␣119 +
385560849 2m SW1V␣120 +
317490519 6w SW1V␣139 +
308833234 6w SW1V␣156 +
338929483 6w SW1V␣159 +
428964051 6w SW1V␣165 +
2497968579 6w SW1V␣189 +
385560859 6w SW1V␣192 +
3179610196 6w SW1V␣196 +
9029465521 7w SW1V␣203 +
9063803963 6w SW1V␣38 +
9063803959 6w SW1V␣404 +
295803830 3m SW1V␣75 +
6592066718 2y SW1W␣188 +
3301278278 5w SW1W␣191 +
862310007 5w SW1W␣195 +
385560827 20m SW1W␣48 +
5154416289 12m SW1X␣112 +
490253824 3y SW1X␣121 +
490253798 3y SW1X␣123 +
5155535308 12m SW1X␣147 +
7846396886 8m SW1X␣161 +
5781677226 3y SW1X␣169 +
862310064 3y SW1X␣181 +
448509410 3y SW1X␣51 +
3250832309 4y SW1X␣60 +
862310075 12m SW1X␣94 +
2627590376 9m SW1Y␣137 +
452515783 9m SW1Y␣154 +
675860551 9m SW1Y␣186 +
675792756 9m SW1Y␣24 +
4187508659 9m SW1Y␣57 +
675871465 9m SW1Y␣68 +
291427457 17m SW2␣210 +
862464742 11m SW3␣84 +
8930774946 3m SY11␣184 +
799592253 9y SY11␣211 +
7918490915 12m SY22␣123 +
1257672242 3y SY23␣85 +
3503526851 2y SY4␣165 +
7906673476 13m SY6␣162 +
7906673478 13m SY6␣336 +
4726478680 2m SY7␣159 +
297487943 8y SY7␣556 +
3982532493 11m TA2␣104 +
2239868934 11m TA4␣134 +
4574191474 11m TA4␣89 +
1564388074 9m TA5␣282 +
8319969600 9m TA6␣998 +
5109039101 9m TA7␣110 +
8875267949 2w TF1␣470 +
528511595 12y TF10␣347 +
5745605465 2y TN12␣24 +
7860499113 13m TN12␣45 +
410960488 2m TN13␣24 +
3996089522 10m TN16␣1741 +
4730593684 4y TN2␣336 +
8691138748 5m TN23␣337 +
866691969 11y TN24␣93 +
6029324046 5m TN25␣338 +
515166706 8y TN27␣198 +
8867612305 3m TN29␣1 +
469354186 12y TN29␣288 +
8483461676 7w TN38␣168 +
4855832992 2y TN40␣51 +
2111208777 8y TN8␣267 +
9080245888 8d TQ1␣31 +
8851520005 3m TQ12␣100 +
1138171580 7d TQ12␣21 +
4428247783 3m TQ12␣5 +
8851520007 3m TQ13␣85 +
299590458 14m TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district: RM 2013 suggests this should be TQ5 407 +
3766790558 7w TR17␣143 +
6875135968 2y TR20␣155 +
1332837810 8y TR4␣245 +
5703152017 2y TW12␣142 +
6680353898 5w TW12␣181 +
4525422452 3y TW6␣1100 +
5349696330 2y TW6␣1128 +
3314477882 6y UB2␣260 +
3229773665 15m UB6␣300 +
4265660927 5y UB8␣101 +
909530461 3y W10␣100 +
452214758 2y W1B␣291 +
2769358843 2y W1B␣301 +
499350852 2y W1B␣303 +
2849067574 4y W1S␣63 +
452590043 9m W1S␣87 has this postbox been removed? +
452215440 2y W1S␣90 +
623357644 9m W1S␣94 +
3562905406 9m W1U␣229 +
236880317 9m W2␣272 +
4014769137 2y W8␣143 +
9137187826 2w WA6␣1148 +
268997725 6m WC1V␣12 +
414574850 9m WC2H␣51 +
3530410947 20m WC2H␣85 +
4536301414 4y WD25␣3333 +
1782677525 6y WD3␣266 +
875898147 5y WD3␣604 +
8697448074 6d WF8␣45 +
1837725580 9y WR10␣231 +
470000209 9m WR13␣99 +
3740626928 6y WR15␣148 +
8327416073 9m WR5␣532 +
5247243116 10m WS1␣36 +
1530100920 9y WS15␣312 +
4836287097 4y WS15␣85 +
8674286182 5m WS3␣194 +
258148608 13y WS5␣209 +
144460714 13y WS9␣196 +
4964856003 2y YO1␣548 +
4572198722 4y YO11␣250 +
5241474657 3y YO18␣140 +
4755653011 4y YO22␣27 +
9108181093 3w YO7␣20 +
2912017698 7y 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 13y B23␣1336 +
6400324604 21m B3␣122 +
420437104 9y B60␣81 +
399981567 12y B64␣1334 +
5106084752 6w B66␣52 +
828110150 9y B77␣403 +
5908286518 8d B95␣16 +
6635534309 2y BB2␣22 +
367735138 7y BN16␣1496 check reference number, since location in BN17 postal district +
336614487 13m BR3␣12 RM 2013 data suggests BR1 12 +
442729321 2y BR6␣440 +
6695888948 9m BS11␣32 +
6695888946 9m BS11␣5 +
6695888944 9m BS11␣61 +
6695872833 9m BS11␣66 +
4187234152 9m BS28␣1138 +
4376989375 2m BT15␣371 +
460634159 10m CB4␣3733 +
703200283 7y CH65␣445 check ref -- location is not in the CH65 postal district +
3450711325 5w CV10␣27 +
529505926 12m DA11␣1122 RM 2013 data suggests this should be DA12 112 +
739728397 9y DA14␣401 +
8930718700 3m DG5␣5 +
663424023 11y DN36␣61 +
8960745547 2m DY10␣134 +
702787408 7y DY13␣152 check ref -- location is outside DY13 postal district +
2889362418 7y DY6␣275 check ref -- box located outside DY6 postal district +
3315460481 5y E1W␣52 +
25475341 19m EC3M␣3051 +
1890432563 9y EH10␣369 +
1726299329 9y EH44␣43 +
4166262960 5y EH47␣34 +
2936733936 6y EH52␣135 +
1997742631 8y G33␣882 +
394138612 8y GL11␣384 +
1243226434 2y GL5␣92 check ref -- location is outside GL5 postal district +
7885076798 13m GU18␣15 +
6172825561 16m GU34␣151 +
564819372 11y GU7␣119 +
2392278246 6y HP19␣309 +
3683067348 6y HS3␣131 +
2912116112 7y HS9␣12 +
2912116128 7y HS9␣17 +
2912116122 5m HS9␣18 +
364771381 7y IG4␣14 check ref -- locaiton is outside IG4 postal district +
773075505 11y IV44␣108 +
394696000 8y IV44␣113 +
750509180 10y IV44␣135 +
494147700 8y IV47␣134 +
659722492 11y IV49␣136 +
441694996 12y IV49␣34 +
4083616471 3w IV51␣96 +
391835518 12y IV54␣255 +
1820838857 18m IV55␣54 +
2447183914 3w IV56␣28 +
1937716884 9y KA17␣40 +
4365700854 12m KW1␣28 +
7939860490 12m KW15␣30 +
474700502 4y KW3␣50 +
2749569916 7y LE17␣228 +
21094850 2y LL12␣248 +
8414961800 7m LL17␣57 +
600534545 5m LL59␣19 +
3508374699 6y LL63␣131 +
776019939 7y LL77␣330 check ref -- location is outside the LL77 postal district +
307512615 4y M19␣79 +
334648277 5y M2␣180 +
8828087841 4m NE3␣5 +
4792394446 4y NP25␣515 +
365018126 12y NR5␣507 +
415545287 7y PA37␣73 +
1797522975 3m PA62␣161 +
1797552686 9y PA65␣116 +
1797235036 23m PA67␣126 +
1797186018 7y PA67␣131 check ref -- location outside PA67 postal district +
1798592125 9y PA69␣149 +
1796778944 9y PA70␣122 +
1796743673 9y PA71␣158 +
1794866338 2y PA72␣1 +
1803681606 5y PA78␣113 +
629119881 6w PE32␣260 +
2512163238 7y PH34␣95 check ref -- location is outside PH34 postal district +
523147678 3m PH37␣83 +
2104740203 8y PH38␣103 +
2104709474 12m PH38␣60 +
3651261605 6y PH39␣124 +
2429018781 8y PH42␣108 +
2561762228 5y PH43␣16 +
3726593944 4y PL15␣115 +
5904925920 3y PL34␣73 +
3465417673 6y PO12␣45 +
8321509707 9m PR2␣349 +
7620903687 8m RG20␣116 Since this postbox is in the RH20 not RG20 postal district, surely this postbox is numbered RH20 116D? +
7620763560 8m RG20␣75 Since this postbox is in the RH20 postal district, near Pulborough, surely this postbox should be RH20 75? +
7620903686 8m RG20␣87 Since this postbox is in the RH20 postal district, near Pulborough, surely this postbox should be RH20 87? +
8195465220 10m RG27␣12 +
6236872003 4m RG9␣454 +
4753259504 3y RH1␣75 +
577819115 10y RH2␣220 +
8328213742 5m RH4␣152 +
279296348 7y RM16␣127 check ref -- location is outside the RM16 postal district +
4177423719 5y SA15␣314 +
5238508521 3y SA31␣102 +
4446706367 5y SA32␣560 +
4796446421 4y SA33␣35 +
981556803 7y SE20␣10 check ref -- location is outside SE20 postal district +
848427176 4w SG11␣33 Check ref -- location is outside SG11 postal district +
6115072408 2y SK9␣128 +
5148016963 4y SL1␣2402 +
6434233714 2y SN6␣280 +
889481498 6y SN7␣286 +
6439670502 2y SN7␣436 +
4486146294 4y SO43␣138 +
431358014 2y SW1H␣101 +
1298729990 3m SW1H␣158 +
328864844 5w SW1P␣140 +
7918490915 12m SY22␣123 +
1359562182 10y SY23␣218 +
515663679 7y TN33␣313 check ref (box outside TN33 district) and location (in the middle of a field) +
308974388 10d TQ4␣120 +
299590458 14m TQ4␣407 check ref -- location is outside TQ4 postal district: RM 2013 suggests this should be TQ5 407 +
3771107574 2m TR18␣20 +
5550562534 15m TR26␣100 RM2013 data suggests this should be TR20 100 +
5703152017 2y TW12␣142 +
6680353898 5w TW12␣181 +
452215459 9m W1K␣40 +
1528124299 7y WR15␣147 Check ref -- I think Little Hereford should have an SY8 postcode. +
355751529 22m WS2␣130 +
2911709065 3m 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
1219801897 3y BS3␣1052 +
1237042634 6y BS3␣27 +
29780651 9m CT12␣22 +
444384429 12y CT19␣17 +
3035450788 8w CV32␣3 +
391092355 5y DE21␣319 +
490257158 2y DE4␣1357 +
4874053372 4y EX20␣33 +
775294637 5w NG2␣97 +
2836664265 7y NG22␣174 +
3452956864 13m NG5␣107 +
7423722581 17m PE3␣233 +
8973990376 2m S1␣569 +
3084195430 4y S10␣133 +
270619138 2y S11␣576 +
392474073 5y S33␣330 +
266742586 12y SM1␣28 +
31937480 2y SM2␣252 +
266690149 11m SM3␣245 +
3232099361 10m SP10␣45 +
2231468882 6w SW7␣33 +
533747213 10d TQ4␣186 This postbox removed between 2014 and 2015 +
1219412892 10y TR13␣37 +
3768751164 6y TR19␣49 +
3768888155 6y TR26␣110 +
1984185650 6y WR6␣264 +

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 4y B23 +
822733850 9m BA20 +
822733847 9m BA20 +
1868928167 8y BD19 +
3657794951 5m CP7D +
5129715187 5m CP7D +
413897305 12y CW11 +
823631247 4y HA8 +
823670243 9m HR8 +
823670185 9m HR8 +
823670174 9m HR8 +
823670230 8m HR8 Seems to be an unnamed road heading eastwards from here, also a house "The Coach House" +
1561526339 6y IP15 +
2168919331 6y IP25 check for new collection plate +
1808858231 21m IP26 +
4345107618 5y LL20 +
412451512 12y LL23 +
914719839 5m N53 +
1312746960 21m NR11 +
1270517424 10y OX29 ref too fuzzy to read in photo :( +
4545524798 4y PA23 +
811327030 2y PE12 +
811329233 2y PE12 +
811348651 2y PE12 +
811331984 2y PE12 +
811348649 2y PE12 +
491427987 9y RG12 +
1595005412 4m RM9 +
5679687963 3y SG18 +
5924373680 3m SY14 +
1470780417 9y 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 15m fixme = Believed␣to␣be␣S9␣1300␣but␣sur Believed to be S9 1300 but survey required to confirm +
573597823 13m fixme = Expected␣reference␣is␣BA1␣299 Expected reference is BA1 299 +
873565278 11y fixme = I␣think␣this␣is␣the␣SG5␣79␣Peg I think this is the SG5 79 Pegsdon box. +
3699691570 6y note = Information␣plate␣missing:␣per +
243608038 7m fixme = Is␣this␣CB24␣285␣in␣a␣new␣loca Is this CB24 285 in a new location? +
510602194 12y note = No␣collection␣plate,␣think␣thi +
318448234 6w fixme = Post␣box␣TQ1␣190␣certainly␣use Post box TQ1 190 certainly used to exist here but only the old metal post/pier that it was mounted on remains. Recommend a survey to see if a new box has been installed here +
281339145 13m fixme = RM␣data␣suggests␣this␣is␣OX29␣ RM data suggests this is OX29 553 +
5789493659 3y note = Ref␣Num␣obscured␣by␣tape␣by␣Ro +
331486780 9y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12 +
331486778 12y note = Reference␣is␣LE5␣406␣or␣LE5␣12 +
539530953 13m note = missed␣this␣on␣actual␣survey␣b +
270180546 12y note = the␣ref␣says␣RG19␣197␣but␣this +

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
5767772855 3y level = 0 +
2696945588 2m level = 0 +
2278096685 3m level = 0 +
966665981 6m addr:housenumber = 1 +
5661184306 3w level = 1 +
5661184304 3w level = 1 +
5661184305 3w level = 1 +
778568579 2m uprn = 10015282564 +
7896426289 13m ref:GB:uprn = 10015345862 +
8691794864 8d ref:cadw = 10837 +
4318541754 9m start_date = 1866 +
2159513128 8d heritage = 2 +
5398483975 3w geograph:id = 2627214 +
6286187863 2y geograph:id = 265448 +
4360359466 2y level = 3 +
9135459483 2w geograph:id = 3079414 +
5398449448 3w 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
3469648874 6y CA14␣21;CA14␣5 +
3874369971 8m DL1␣19;DL1␣10 +
2022223836 2m 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. Confirmed in https://www.openstreetmap.org/note/2753753 that this ID is in this location, or within 5m of it. +
2946169571 3w N1␣65;N1␣165 +
4513906051 2w NE1␣1500;NE1␣500;NE1␣776 +
4526380156 3m NE1␣4;NE1␣3 +
1829169875 4y NE1␣501;NE1␣724 +
4419107258 5y NE11␣180;NE11␣179 +
4424750526 5y NE16␣669;NE16␣668 +
4432336099 5y NE21␣91;NE21␣700 +
4695686038 4y NE29␣709;NE29␣19 +
4355660149 5y NE31␣659;NE31␣660 +
4288195675 5y NE37␣688;NE37␣546 +
4290236814 5y NE37␣740;NE37␣741 +
327183391 4y NE41␣536;NE41␣535 +
600911301 6y NE46␣179;NE46␣178 +
4644318198 3m NE6␣359;NE6␣703 +
9063803959 6w SW1V␣204;SW1V␣404 +
6402577096 2y TN13␣1411;TN13␣1422 +
4757155240 4y TW4␣1;TW4␣100 +

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
423836514 3m BL5␣2AX +
413988222 3m BL5␣3DN +
899024936 4y G1␣10;G1␣10A +
332054237 23m G1␣504;G1␣504A +
309910827 4y G2␣1509;G2␣1509A +
6074778597 7m G2␣293;G2␣293A +
332050665 7m G2␣521;G2␣521A +
3184792067 2y G2␣617;G2␣617A +
1474504722 8m G2␣694;G2␣694A +
42066362 10y G3␣170;G3␣170A +
296238626 10y G3␣232;G3␣232A +
2286118317 21m IP25␣3??1 +
324695331 4y M4␣5AA Check ref value -- the current value looks more like a postcode than a box number +
289175164 2y NE2␣155A +
4927577172 4m RG9␣536U +
4307351992 5y SL2␣57F +
960852139 10y ST20␣434␣? check ref value +

Lowercase in outbound code

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

No nodes found with this issue.

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
8914731644 3m * +
4798176700 4y * +
4354747596 5y 1␣Castle␣Hotel +
1278559448 7w 1388m +
2618867853 7y 24␣125 +
5062058919 4y 262a +
3855551369 5y ?␣(sticker␣over␣text) +
276534074 13m AB1028 OX14 1028 expected here. Suspect old "collection plate" where "AB" is code for Abingdon +
5658213325 3y BARNET␣P.O +
6415184569 2y Frederick␣Street␣Meter␣Box +
6512735947 13m HR958 HR6 958 expected here +
7864589926 13m HST129 +
2061976329 8y IV␣216 +
2061976330 4y IV␣217 +
2061976331 4y IV␣218 +
2061976335 8y IV␣292 +
2061976339 8y IV␣294 +
2061976338 8y IV␣296 +
2061976333 8y IV␣299 +
3653266702 6y IV189 +
534125601 8m IV282 +
3971749213 5y KA8␣... +
3955991958 4y LH␣056␣County␣Hospital +
3962432194 4y LH␣166␣Laxdale +
3992031680 4y LH␣173␣Marybank +
3962432196 4y LH␣19␣Tong␣Post␣Office +
4945606896 4y LH07␣Ballantrushal +
4945606897 4y LH075␣Old␣Post␣Office␣Barvas +
4925247603 7m LH086␣Arnol +
4922960719 4y LH13␣Hill␣Street␣Tolsta +
422750728 4y LH14␣Back␣Crossroads +
4922927592 8m LH15␣Gress +
422730677 7m LH16␣Garrieguirm +
422755749 7m LH17␣Upper␣Coll +
4922961226 4y LH18␣New␣Tolsta +
4922961224 4y LH20␣North␣Tolsta +
3994363157 8m LH77␣Back␣Post␣Office +
1749637763 4y NONE +
4224113490 5y No␣ref +
4221912189 5y None +
6985158004 23m None +
5494946911 9m Not␣shown +
297547922 5d OL3139D +
1711109359 9y Perigrine␣Way␣box1 +
6644144169 2y R683␣MOD␣Abbey␣Wood +
7931861329 5m REDCROFT␣/␣HALDANE␣ROAD␣UB1 +
8662780461 5m RG38169 +
6356726464 2y S014 +
2338725652 3w SK6␣??? +
6490458882 2y ST161RR +
7931861328 5m TELFORD␣ROAD␣/␣EDISON␣DRIVE␣UB +
5207357493 3y U46␣Medways +
7797635423 19h WS +
2912006986 7y ZE2␣unnumbered +
2911732752 3m ZE2␣unnumbered +
6429205455 6w absent +
4234210313 5y blank +
750485595 4m bollards +
44825281 14m hidden;no +
2627419470 17m no +
2721272717 7y no +
1794801940 5y no +
2904332627 17m no +
3812517617 5y no +
7450593594 17m no +
3213949467 4y none +
6490451648 21m none +
6490451647 2y none +
6094853783 13m none␣on␣box +
9077426118 5w not␣in␣service +
4624166974 4y obscured +
3497301827 8m obscured␣by␣phone␣number␣label +
344777180 6y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels +
344777179 6y obscured␣by␣sticky␣labels +

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