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OSM Post Office Progress in the 'BL' 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
141407 BL6 5EN Blackrod 6 Blackhorse Street, Blackrod, Bolton
9412 BL9 6LL Chesham 182 Walmersley Road, Bury
5219 BL3 3QA Daubhill 257 St Helens Road, Bolton
149188 BL1 4LL Gilnow Road Gilnow Road, Bolton
131865 BL4 0NX Highfield Road 229 Highfield Road, Farnworth, Bolton
9950 BL9 6HS Huntley Brook 214 Bell Lane, Huntley Brook, Bury
151213 BL8 1ST Leemans Hill 307 Tottington Road, Bury
126109 BL8 4AA Tottington 29 Market Street, Tottington, Bury
10498 BL9 8JR Unsworth 73 Parr Lane, Bury
10541 BL9 6RN Walmersley 678 Walmersley Road, Bury

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
n775847551 13y
n1018202783 5y
w510707136 2y
n5325639476 Ainsworth Post Office 2879 Post Office 4m
n5598821393 Kearsley Post Office 3m

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
147414 BL7 8AD Belmont 20 Rivington Road, Belmont, Bolton n3647319089      382 m
126230 BL2 6BH Tonge Fold 20 Tonge Old Road, Bolton n4962494709 Pound Plus a    28 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
9203 BL8 2SH Ainsworth Road 172 Ainsworth Road, Bury w951587299 Ainsworth Road Post Office      9 m
147354 BL1 1RF Bolton 12 Oxford Street, Bolton n5235025606 Bolton Post Office a    11 m
93912 BL2 4BQ Bradshaw 145 Lee Gate, Bradshaw, Bolton w690249767 Bradshaw Post Office      6 m
140002 BL8 1HS Brandlesholme 375 Brandlesholme Road, Bury n5245335772 Brandlesholme Post Office      73 m
167484 BL2 6PA Breightmet 836-838 Bury Road, Bolton n775749197 Breightmet Post Office      28 m
4015 BL7 9QG Bromley Cross 196 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton n6819603566 Bromley Cross Post Office      12 m
70961 BL9 0PB Bury 90 The Rock, Bury n9056281639 Bury Post Office      15 m
4334 BL2 2JG Castle Hill 249-251 Tonge Moor Road, Bolton w577790889 Castle Hill Post Office a    13 m
4500 BL6 6QS Chapel Lane New Chapel Lane, Horwich, Bolton w664079855 Chapel Lane Post Office      3 m
4742 BL6 4AZ Chorley New Road 2 St Clare Terrace, Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton w662020032 Chorley New Road Post Office a    9 m
4827 BL1 3AS Chorley Old Road 111-113 Chorley Old Road, Bolton w542689047 Chorley Old Road Post Office      6 m
4903 BL1 6HH Church Road 68 Church Road, Bolton w840044446 Church Road Post Office a    5 m
4982 BL3 2JS Crescent Road 183 Crescent Road, Bolton n6417565277 Crescent Road Post Office a    12 m
5298 BL3 5QU Deane 377 Wigan Road, Bolton w719313710 Deane Post Office a    15 m
5701 BL7 0BB Edgworth 2 Blackburn Road, Turton, Bolton w837533453 Edgworth Post Office      3 m
167714 BL4 9DS Farnworth 39 Brackley Street, Farnworth, Bolton w673548409 Zam Zam News      83 m
9612 BL9 9AX Fishpool 10-12 Parkhills Road, Bury n1139524413 Fishpool Post Office      52 m
6106 BL3 2EH Great Lever 274 Rishton Lane, Bolton w683894297 Great Lever Post Office      2 m
6264 BL1 8AN Halliwell Road 450 Halliwell Road, Bolton w829585948 Halliwell Road Post Office a    2 m
130216 BL2 1AD Haulgh 57 Castle Street, Bolton n5248464886 Haulgh Post Office      8 m
6653 BL1 7AA Higher Blackburn Road 637 Blackburn Road, Bolton w569082439 Higher Blackburn Road Post Office a    3 m
7014 BL5 2HN Hindley Road 140 Hindley Rd, Westhoughton, Bolton w702460919 Hindley Road Post Office      2 m
9852 BL0 9TA Holcombe Brook 59B Longsight Road, Ramsbottom, Bury n256792811 Holcombe Brook Post Office      6 m
7488 BL3 1HH Little Lever 23 Market Street, Little Lever, Bolton n3725505568 Little Lever Sub Post Office a    10 m
9657 BL8 2JR Mile Lane 72 Mile Lane, Bury n1850103852 Mile Lane Post Office      2 m
7954 BL4 9PU New Bury 61 George Street, Farnworth, Bolton n1018183122 New Bury Post Office      6 m
123086 BL3 6AB Newport Street 94B Newport Street, Bolton n3895794929 Newport Street Post Office      51 m
8218 BL5 1ER Over Hulton 58 Newbrook Road, Bolton n6183268907 Over Hulton Post Office      21 m
5620 BL0 9AA Ramsbottom Morrisons, King Street, Ramsbottom, Bury n2617205922 Ramsbottom Post Office      31 m
131326 BL3 3NH St Helens Road 54 St Helens Road, Bolton n6774952932 St Helens Road Post Office      5 m
140429 BL2 5BN Top O'th Brow 35-37 New Lane, Bolton n4970343031 Top O'th Brow Post Office      13 m
8989 BL5 3BD Westhoughton 29-31 Market Street, Westhoughton, Bolton n371634728 Westhoughton Post Office      4 m
5866 BL6 7NX Winter Hey 52 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton w665247213 Winter Hey Post Office      7 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.