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OSM Post Office Progress in the 'AL' Postal Area

Comparison of POL data from 2023‑09‑27 and OSM data from 2024‑04‑17 09:00:00 Z. The blue circles on the map are Post Office branches from the official list that haven't been matched to an OSM amenity=post_office object. The red circles are OSM amenity=post_office objects that haven't been matched to a branch on the official list. Pale blue circles are 'home service' branches (for which it's not clear if they should be mapped) and banches that were marked as 'temporarily closed' at the date of the official data. Pale red circles indicate an OSM object that has been identified as non-Post-Office-Ltd business that may still be correctly tagged as amenity=post_office. The green lines represent matches from the official data to OSM amenity=post_office objects (dark green for a match via a ref:pol_id tag, light green for a proximity match). For more information on how to use this map/data to improve OSM, see the Mapping Notes. For more data on the matched/unmatrched objects, see the tables below.

Post Offices on the POL list not matched to an OSM Object

These branches are listed in the official data but do not appear to have a correstponding amenity=post_office object in OpenStreetMap. The data may be sufficient to be able to add the branch directly, but a survey would normally be preferable to ensure the branch and its relation to its surroundings are mapped accurately.

Official ID Postcode Official Name
149124 AL3 4BH Abbey Avenue 35 Abbey Avenue, St Albans
145642 AL3 5AS Beech Road 2 Beech Road, St Albans
122808 AL6 0HE Burnham Green Burnham Green Village Hall, 14 Orchard Road, Burnham Green, Welwyn
177894 AL7 3PP Cole Green Lane 49 Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City
151283 AL7 1DD Haldens 80 Haldens, Welwyn Garden City
117400 AL8 6YG Handside Marsden Road, Handside, Welwyn Garden City
18867 AL2 1RR London Colney 7-9 Haseldine Road, London Colney, St Albans
19290 AL7 2BQ Panshanger 63 Moors Walk, Welwyn Garden City
144344 AL3 7LE Redbourn 27 High Street, Redbourn, St Albans
149082 AL1 4AP Sandridge Road 92 Sandridge Road, St Albans
184265 AL10 8FH South Hatfield Unit 14, 10 Hilltop Way, Hatfield
19049 AL2 3DA Watford Road 337 Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans

OSM Objects not matched to a Post Office on the POL list

These are entries are OSM objected tagged with amenity=post_office, which have not been matched to a branch on the official list. Entries here could be due to: Former branches that have now closed, more than one object being tagged for a single post office, the official entry for a real Post Office being matched incorrectly to a different OSM object, other non-Post-Office outlets bing tagged with amenity=post_office. Not all of these entries will be errors in the OSM data, so be careful before making any edits. See the mapping notes.

OSM Object OSM Name OSM PO Ref Operator Brand Note Fixme Last Edit
n1736084512 11y
w966591793 2y
n773075447 How Wood (30) Drop + Collect Post Office 184294 Post Office 6m
n773075438 South Hatfield Post Office 19230 Martin's Post Office 5m
n815775052 Welwyn Post Office 13y

Note: The entries above are based on a larger rectangular bounding box, so may also include some unmatched OSM objects from neighbouring postal areas.

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by location

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by their location. If you can confirm the match, please add the appropriate ref:pol_id=* tag. But please do not rely on the location alone — some of the locations in the POL data are significantly displaced, or have not been updated following branch moves. See the mapping notes.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
145428 AL9 7QW Brookmans Park 1 Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park, Hatfield n815717000 Organic Dry Cleaner  s   8 m
18745 AL4 0NS Colney Heath 13 High Street, Colney Heath, St Albans n11395383676 Colney Heath News a    61 m
19196 AL6 0TA Oaklands 70 Great North Road, Welwyn n763471526 Oaklands Post Office  s   4 m
129168 AL6 0JY Tewin 18A Hertford Road, Tewin, Welwyn n5171207099 Tewin Community Shop  s   13 m

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by ID

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by the ref:pol_id=* tag.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
19129 AL10 0PT Birchwood 125 Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield w762434435 Birchwood Post Office a    5 m
19534 AL2 3QB Bricket Wood 107 Oakwood Road, Bricket Wood, St Albans w188232969 Bricket Wood Post Office a    12 m
18780 AL3 8BX Flamstead 21 High Street, Flamstead, St Albans n772992780 Flamstead Post Office      6 m
18794 AL1 4LJ Fleetville 201 Hatfield Road, St Albans n20697998 Fleetville Post Office      7 m
19171 AL7 4PH Hallgrove 10 Hallgrove, Welwyn Garden City n1704206926 Hallgrove Post Office      5 m
140228 AL5 2RU Harpenden 29 High Street, Harpenden n10840876741 Harpenden Post Office a    11 m
177157 AL10 0LD Hatfield 36 Town Centre, Hatfield w678891755 Hatfield Post Office a    27 m
167504 AL10 0XR Hatfield Galleria 39 The Galleria, Comet Way, Hatfield n7640053368 Hatfield Galleria Post Office a    32 m
19263 AL7 4JU Hollybush 170 Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City n1482160786 Hollybush Post Office      22 m
18298 AL4 9RG Jersey Farm 5 St Brelades Place, Off Sandringham Crescent, St Albans n1870507297 Jersey Farm Post Office      10 m
18844 AL5 3NF Kinsbourne Green 393 Luton Road, Harpenden n245948905 Kinsbourne Green Post Office      10 m
18879 AL1 1NX London Road 98 London Road, St Albans n5005727128 London Road Post Office a n  7 m
18913 AL3 8HZ Markyate 66-68 High Street, Markyate, St Albans w505834905 Markyate Post Office      9 m
18832 AL4 9RE Marshalswick 29 The Quadrant, Marshalswick, St Albans n370320945 Marshalswick Post Office      12 m
69533 AL9 7DY North Mymms 13 Dellsome Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield n7503395838 North Mymms Post Office a    6 m
19221 AL8 7RH Shoplands 1-3 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City n6742237723 Shoplands Post Office a    17 m
19008 AL5 1PU Southdown Road 130 Southdown Road, Harpenden n3769186875 Southdown Road Post Office      7 m
19612 AL1 3AA St Peters Street 14 St Peters Street, St Albans w163783029 St Peters Street Post Office a    5 m
18970 AL1 2PD St Stephens 1 Watling View, St Albans n773074509 Saint Stephen's Post Office      2 m
19040 AL1 5PX The Camp 195 Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans w553648437 The Camp Post Office      6 m
144602 AL8 6AP Welwyn Garden City 43 Howards Gate, Welwyn Garden City n11283972446 Welwyn Garden City Post Office a    8 m
19068 AL4 8BU Wheathampstead 5 Station Road, Wheathampstead, St Albans n772993160 Wheathampstead Post Office a    4 m

In the tables above the different letters in the 'Tags' column denote the presence of the following tags on the OSM object: a addr:housename=* or addr:housenumber=*; s shop=*; n note=*; f fixme=*. The purpose of these flags is to suggest when there might be sufficient information to make a positive match with the POL data, and to highlight any objects that may need checking.

For full details of data sources and import dates, see

Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). XAPI courtesy of Overpass API. Post Office Branch List from Post Office Ltd. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. The information may not be entirely up-to-date. The latest network information can be found in the official Post Office Branch Finder.