[Talk-GB] UK street addressing

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Dec 20 14:57:25 UTC 2020


On 2020-12-20 15:41, Chris Hill wrote:

> Addresses in OSM are not the same as Royal Mail's addresses. RM addresses are all about their processes for delivering post to delivery points. The postal town (Largertown in your example) is a convenience for RM that we have all been persuaded is useful, but RM have ceased to use postal towns for many years!

Are you not thinking of Postal Counties? They were indeed deprecated
many years ago (1996), but the Post Town is AFAIK a mandatory component
of a postal address, and Wikipedia agrees:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_town
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