Ordnance Survey Abbreviations

We are very grateful to Dr Richard Oliver for compiling this list and allowing us to use it. The abbreviations have been compiled from a number of sources, relating to all scales of Ordnance Survey mapping in Scotland, England and Wales. For more information on these abbreviations and their interpretation, please consult Richard Oliver's book Ordnance Survey maps: a concise guide for historians (London : Charles Close, 1993).

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AAlley, Approach, Arcade, Avenue
AArea
ATelephone Call Box (AA) (small scales)
AAAA call box
A/DAsphalt Disc
AAAutomobile Association
AATAnalytical Aerial Triangulation
AberAberdeenshire
ABUTAbutment
AcadAcademy
Ad CoAdministrative County
AdjAdjacent
ADMin CoAdministrative County
AGLAbove Ground Level
ALAlley
ALBAir Light Beacon
Allot GdnsAllotment Gardens
AltAltitude
AltsAlterations
Amb StaAmbulance Station
ANDAdministrative Names Diagram
ANGAngle
AngleAnglesey
AngusAngus
AODAbove Ordnance Datum
APAir Point
APApproach
APPApproach
APPROXApproximately
AprApril
ARArcade
ARCArcade
ArgyllArgyllshire
AugAugust
AUXAuxiliary
Av or AveAvenue
AvonAvon
AyrAyrshire

We are very grateful to Dr Richard Oliver for compiling this list and allowing us to use it. The abbreviations have been compiled from a number of sources, relating to all scales of Ordnance Survey mapping in Scotland, England and Wales. For more information on these abbreviations and their interpretation, please consult Richard Oliver's book Ordnance Survey maps: a concise guide for historians (London : Charles Close, 1993).

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z