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About This Project

The UK’s postal history can be traced back to the 12th Century and Henry I, who appointed messengers to carry letters for government. Approximately 4500 letters were delivered by these messengers between 1100 and 1135. Fast forward to 1635 and Charles I opened up the Royal Mail to the public, the UK’s first ever national postal service.

Four hundred years later, Open Addresses UK is opening up address data to all in the same way that King Charles opened up the postal service. Openness is right at the heart of Open Addresses UK.


The Open Addresses want to publish a dataset that contains all UK addresses, making address data accurate, authoritative and available to all.


Designers: Keith Vernège and Les May