[Talk-GB] Postcode eccentricity

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Mon May 19 08:37:54 UTC 2014


Following on from DanS's query I came across the following wonderful
postcode oddity: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/53.28921/-2.47207

Close inspection of the addresses I've mapped suggests that there are two
No 11s and two 14s on Clover Drive. However, if you examine the data, this 11
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/269526159>and
14<http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/282774934>actually have a
different streetname in the address, and consequently a
different postcode.

As far as I can tell Bradbury's Lane no longer exists as any kind of
highway (unless perhaps you include the little parking alley in front of
these houses.

The explanation is simple: the area used to be a much more extensive mobile
home park and the residents here refused to sell-up when the area was
re-developed by Westbury Homes in the late 1990s.

I'm sure there plenty of other examples will surface as we collect more
postcode data.

Jerry
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