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Simply Postcode FAQ  FAQ:Data Returned by Postcode Finder Software


Full Address Data

This type of license returns: (see example below)

  • Company Name *
  • Line 1 *
  • Line 2 *
  • Line 3 *
  • Town *
  • County *
  • Postcode *
  • Country * "England","Wales","Northern Ireland","Isle of Man","Channel Islands","Scotland"
  • Mail sort Code Delivery point code
  • UDPRN No (Unique to each address)
  • PO Box Number
  • Number of Houses Property Number, if has number
  • Property Name, if has name
  • Street Name, if has street name
  • Former Postal County
  • Administrative County
  • Traditional County
  • London Borough

* = The windows desktop postcode software returns this data, other data is available only through Programming interfaces.

●= Only available using one of our Postcode Finder API interfaces

video  Tutorial Video : Show me Full Address data in action

This type of Full Address Postcode search is available in the Desktop Lookup Software and COM object, .NET Assembly, HTTP/XML Web Service, JSON Web Service, SOAP Web Service for programmers.

It can easily be implemented on your web site using our Web Postcode Address Finder Software


Thoroughfare/Street Address Data

This type of license returns:

  • Street Name
  • Locality
  • Town
  • County
  • Postcode
  • Country "England","Wales","Northern Ireland","Isle of Man","Channel Islands","Scotland"
  • Mail sort Code ●

● = The desktop software returns this data, other data is available only through Programming interfaces.

video  Tutorial Video : Show me Thoroughfare/Street Address data in action

This type of Full Address Postcode search search is available in the Desktop Software and COM object, .NET Assembly, HTTP/XML Web Service, JSON Web Service, SOAP Web Service for programmers.

The Thoroughfare/Street Postcode Address Finder can be added to your own web site by using our Web Postcode Address Finder Software.


"Postzon" Geographical Data

This type of license returns:

  • Introduction Date
  • Grid ref east
  • Grid ref north
  • County District
  • Ward
  • User type
  • Grid status
  • Country
  • Ward status
  • NHS code
  • NHS region
  • Latitude (WGS84)
  • Longitude (WGS84)
  • OS reference
  • Distance To Home Postcode, straight line in km

The fields of main interest are:

Easting and Northings, the OS easting of the outcode, distance in metres due east from the south west of the UK.

Longitude and Latitude, using the WGS84 geodetic datum, used for mapping, and calculating distance between two postcodes

OS reference, OS representation of the location

Postcode, returned when searching by OS Ref, or Longitude/Latitude

  This data is available through our programming interfaces only, and can be retrieved by Postcode, OS Ref, or Longitude/Latitude. These interfaces also contain functions for working out the distance between two postcodes.

  Postcodes, which relate to PO Boxes, are not included in this file, because they DO NOT have a location.

  The accuracy of the Longitude/Latitude varies. Can be between 10-150 m

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