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OSM Post Office Progress in the 'WN' 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
167345 WN2 1AF Ashbourne Avenue 37 Asbourne Avenue, Wigan
179771 WN2 5TL Bickershaw 451 Bickershaw Lane, Wigan
145498 WN4 0BS Bryn 308-338 Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan
145829 WN7 1SJ Leigh Road 132-134 Leigh Road, Leigh
177480 WN5 7DT Longshaw Bispham Methodist Church, Crank Road, Billinge, Wigan
145714 WN3 4LU Lower Ince 140 Warrington Road, Lower Ince, Wigan
135779 WN5 9LS Norley 77 Norley Hall Avenue, Wigan
167865 WN5 8TG Orrell Living Faith Church Hall, 25 Church Street, Orrell, Wigan
135636 WN7 4AD Railway Road 59 Railway Road, Leigh
13053 WN8 8LJ Sandy Lane 59 Westgate, Skelmersdale
20500 WN8 6LA Skelmersdale Ingram Road, Skelmersdale
168272 WN8 0ND Upholland Church of St Thomas the Martyr, 7 Church Street, Upholland, Skelmersdale
179696 WN1 1JN Wigan 10 Market Street, Wigan
12966 WN1 2TF Worthington 203 Chorley Road, Standish, Wigan

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
n3336452898 9y
n7173149101 4y
n773866370 Bickershaw Post Office 11046 Post Office 7m
n8691291426 Wigan Post Office 150109 WH Smith Post Office 7m

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
130221 WN5 7PE Billinge 196 Main Street, Wigan n773899797      119 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
10723 WN2 5RZ Abram 357 Warrington Road, Abram, Wigan w979661517 Abram Post Office      3 m
127558 WN6 9JA Appley Bridge 272 Miles Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan n773901112 Appley Bridge Post Office a    7 m
10814 WN4 9AU Ashton-in-Makerfield 74 Bryn Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan w977312259 Ashton-in-Makerfield Post Office a    9 m
11451 WN8 6UJ Ashurst 21 Lyndale, Skelmersdale n773901930 Ashurst Post Office a    30 m
10860 WN2 1YX Aspull Moor 3 Scot Lane, Aspull, Wigan n8330368714 Aspull Moor Post Office a    2 m
10910 WN2 3EE Atherton Road 163-165 Atherton Road, Hindley, Wigan n272778732 Atherton Road Post Office a    5 m
10998 WN6 7QA Beech Hill 196 Beech Hill Avenue, Beech Hill, Wigan n11114956144 Beech Hill Post Office a    37 m
13113 WN8 9HS Digmoor 164 Birkrig, Skelmersdale n921502372 Digmoor Post Office      16 m
13162 WN7 5AG Firs Lane 1-3 Wigan Road, Leigh n4788301922 Firs Lane Post Office      9 m
133590 WN4 0SF Garswood 18-22 Hamilton Road, Garswood, Ashton-Makerfield, Wigan n6009839923 Garswood Post Office      11 m
11566 WN3 6RF Goose Green 18 Clap Gate Lane, Goose Green, Wigan n9588907826 Goose Green Post Office      5 m
168495 WN1 3NE Hardybutts 140 Hardybutts, Wigan n11267337603 Hardybutts Post Office      18 m
13136 WN3 5ND Hawkley 48 Carr Lane, Worsley Mesnes, Wigan w1197815507 Hawkley Post Office a    7 m
128444 WN2 3AE Hindley 85 Market Street, Hindley, Wigan n11115235259 Hindley Post Office      3 m
126227 WN2 4SA Hindley Green 805 Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan n272748387 Hindley Green Post Office a    12 m
11811 WN2 2JA Ince 171 Manchester Road, Ince, Wigan n773865706 Ince Post Office      9 m
11850 WN5 0BG Kitt Green 228 City Road, Wigan w1198831878 Kitt Green Post Office a    5 m
136365 WN7 3JY Land Side 155-157 Chestnut Drive, Pennington, Leigh n10968137643 Land Side Post Office      17 m
17582 WN7 1AA Leigh 17 Silk Street, Leigh n676312474 Leigh Post Office      7 m
12534 WN5 0PU Marsh Green 56 Marsh Green, Wigan n773869356 Marsh Green Post Office a    24 m
12198 WN8 7LA Newburgh Course Lane, Newburgh, Wigan n921503559 Newburgh Post Office      4 m
133937 WN4 9QN Old Road 188 Old Road, Ashton In Makerfield, Wigan n9209181783 Old Road Post Office      9 m
129706 WN8 7HA Parbold 17 The Common, Parbold, Wigan n4395407674 Parbold Post Office      18 m
12502 WN2 5DB Platt Bridge 1 Bank Buildings, Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge, Wigan n1437447314 Platt Bridge Post Office      18 m
23369 WN5 0UW Robin Park Soho Street, Wigan n773899647 Robin Park Post Office      59 m
12699 WN6 8HA Shevington 12-14 Gathurst Lane, Shevington, Wigan n773900911 Shevington Post Office a    13 m
144417 WN7 4PG Spinning Gate Unit 22 Spinning Gate, Leigh n5743650120 Spinning Gate Post Office      20 m
12765 WN6 0HP Standish Pole Street, Standish, Wigan n1364260703 Standish Post Office      13 m
145456 WN7 2XY The Centre 9 The Centre, Leigh n4573777986 The Centre Post Office a    30 m
13384 WN7 5JE Westleigh 17 Westleigh Lane, Leigh n773901376 Westleigh Post Office      17 m
12881 WN1 2LF Wigan Lane 96 Wigan Lane, Wigan n2609128040 Wigan Lane Post Office      13 m
11894 WN5 9RF Worsley Hall 104 Ridyard Street, Pemberton, Wigan w1020006188 Worsley Hall Post Office      3 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.