Property numbering and naming conventions

Property numbering and naming conventions are in place to:

  • ensure that an address is found quickly using search tools in databases especially by the emergency services.
  • To meet the requirements of the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, the National Address Gazetteer and BS7666:2006 - The British Standard for geographical referencing.

Many historical building names will include some of the following which are no longer considered to be best practice. This is not a reason to change a building name unless it is causing significant confusion.