Delivery Point Addresses (DPA) are addresses sourced from Royal Mail data and consist of addresses to which post can be delivered. As such, all residential properties and most commercial properties are included in this dataset.

Key

Description

Format

Size

Multiplicity

UPRN

The Unique Property Reference Number. For addresses in Northern Ireland, an empty string is returned.

integer

12

1

UDPRN

Royal Mail's Unique Delivery Point Reference Number.

integer

8

1

ADDRESS

String containing the concatenated address.

char

472

1

PO_BOX_NUMBER

Post Office Box (PO Box®) number.

char

6

0..1

ORGANISATION_NAME

The organisation name is the business name given to a delivery point within a building or small group of
buildings. This field could also include entries for churches, public houses and libraries.

char

60

0..1

DEPARTMENT_NAME

In a few organisations, department name is indicated because mail is received by subdivisions of the main
organisation at distinct delivery points.

char

60

0..1

SUB_BUILDING_NAME

The sub-building name and/or number are identifiers for subdivision of properties.

char

30

0..1

BUILDING_NAME

The building name is a description applied to a single building or a small group of buildings.

char

50

0..1

BUILDING_NUMBER

The building number, or postal number, is a number given to a single building or a small group of buildings.

integer

4

0..1

DEPENDENT_THOROUGHFARE_NAME

In certain places, for example, town centres, there are named thoroughfares within other named thoroughfares.

char

80

0..1

THOROUGHFARE_NAME

A road, track or named access route on which there are Royal Mail delivery points.

char

80

0..1

DOUBLE_DEPENDENT_LOCALITY

To distinguish between similar or same thoroughfares within a dependent locality.

char

35

0..1

DEPENDENT_LOCALITY

Dependent locality areas may define an area within a post town.

char

35

0..1

POST_TOWN

The town or city in which the Royal Mail sorting office is located.

char

30

1

POSTCODE

A postcode is an abbreviated form of address made up of combinations of between five and seven alphanumeric characters.

char

8

1

RPC

Representative Point Code: this describes the accuracy of the coordinate that has been allocated to the BLPU. See code list: RPC_CODE in AddressBase Premium Technical Specification.

char

1

1

X_COORDINATE

Easting coordinates in metres, defining the location in the British National Grid spatial reference system.

float

6 (2)

1

Y_COORDINATE

Northing coordinates in metres, defining the location in the British National Grid spatial reference system.

float

7 (2)

1

LNG

Longitude coordinate, defined based on the requested projection.

float

9

0..1

LAT

Latitude coordinate, defined based on the requested projection.

float

9

0..1

STATUS

The status of the feature (i.e. APPROVED, ALTERNATIVE, PROVISIONAL, HISTORICAL). The AddressBase Premium product uses codes of 1,3,6,8 for these however the Address API will provide the text interpretation above.

char

11

1

MATCH (Conditional) - Only returned for find and match resources

The match score for the query against the returned address from 0 to 1. Resources other than Find and Match will return a fixed value of 1.0.

float

1 (1)

0..1

MATCH_DESCRIPTION (Conditional) - Only returned for find and match resources

The description of the match. Exact: 1.0 (note: extra information in the input address that doesn’t match the ABPREM version is ignored). Good: 0.8 – 0.9 (most of the address matches, but a part of it may be different, such as a different postcode). Partial: 0.7 (address could represent the same address but has some significant differences). No Match: <0.7. Resources other than Find and Match will return a fixed value of "Exact".

char

8

0..1

LANGUAGE

A code identifying the language in use for the record.

char

2

1

LOCAL_CUSTODIAN_CODE

Unique identifier of the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) Custodian responsible for the maintenance of this record. See the code list here.

integer

4

1

LOCAL_CUSTODIAN_CODE_DESCRIPTION

Description of the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) Custodian responsible for the maintenance of this record.

char

as per code definition document

1

CLASSIFICATION_CODE

A code that describes the classification of the record, for example, CE01HE is a higher education establishment.

char

1, 2, 4, 6

1

CLASSIFICATION_CODE_DESCRIPTION

A description that describes the classification of the record, for example, CE01HE is a higher education establishment.

char

as per code definition document

1

POSTAL_ADDRESS_CODE

A code that describes the type of postal delivery that the object is subject to.

char

1

1

POSTAL_ADDRESS_CODE_DESCRIPTION

A description that describes the type of postal delivery that the object is subject to.

char

100

1

LOGICAL_STATUS_CODE

A code for the logical status of the BLPU. See list here.

integer

1

1

BLPU_STATE_CODE

A code for the physical nature of the property or land object. These are used to represent the physical state or the feature. See list here.

integer

1

1

BLPU_STATE_CODE_DESCRIPTION

A description for the physical nature of the property or land object. These are used to represent the physical state or the feature.

char

as per code definition document

0..1

TOPOGRAPHY_LAYER_TOID

Unique key for the application cross reference record.

char

20

1

PARENT_UPRN

UPRN of the parent record.

integer

12

0..1

LAST_UPDATE_DATE

Date this record was last updated.

date

date

1

ENTRY_DATE

Date of the data entry.

date

date

1

LEGAL_NAME

Registered legal name of organisation.

char

60

0..1

BLPU_STATE_DATE

Date at which the BLPU achieved its current state in the real-world.

date

date

0..1