Talk:Key:ref:GB:uprn

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Adjacent postboxes

Do 2 adjacent postboxes receive the same UPRN? See PO30 1371 https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/580181955 and PO30 1372 https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/738107215 Jnicho02 (talk) 10:19, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

As with everything in this, the answer isn't clear, and is hard/impossible to verify. As a UPRN is a plot of land, the obvious answer is, yes, if 2 are on the same plot of land they could share a UPRN. I think the real answer is is depends, it depends on the land ownership and it depends on the council that allocated the UPRN. Also as a note it's entirely possible for a post box not to have its own UPRN. See this where the post boxes are presumably part of the delivery office, which presumably has the UPRN of 10094233486.
Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have added that UPRN, the area is to dense to de anonymise the UPRN. I'm happy for it to be removed. --CjMalone (talk) 12:18, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
It's still interesting though...the twin postboxes are in a single free-standing brick block. I guess that the UPRN is applied to the block and not the postboxes. Jnicho02 (talk) 15:03, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Only just seen this query. Certainly in Nottingham (where i've added UPRNs to every postbox which I could reasonably identify), boxes close together have a single UPRN even if not mounted on the same support, and this includes normal pillar boxes & metered mail/parcel ones. SK53 (talk) 13:32, 16 January 2021 (UTC)