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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(C)Close (Boulders)
CCam, Canal, Causeway, Centre of, Channel, Cliff, Conduit, Cop, Course of, Covered, Culvert, Cut
CCarriage, Creek, Cross
CCauseway, Chase, Circle, Circus, Close, Corner, Court, Crescent, Croft, Cross, Cut
CCock
CCommunity (Wales)
CConiferous
CCrane
C in WChurch in Wales
C of EChurch of England
C of SChurch of Scotland
CaernCaernarvonshire
CaithnessCaithness
CalvCalvinist
CambsCambridgeshire
Car PkCar Park
CardCardiganshire
CarmCarmarthenshire
CasCastle
CASCastle
CATHCathederal
CathCathedral
CathlCathedral
CBCentre of Bank, Basin, Baulk, Broad
CBCoal Bin
CBCounty Borough
CCCentre of Canal
CCChisel Cut (Mark)
CCCoal Cover?
CCCounty Constituency
CCCounty Council
CCLWCentre of Channel at Low Water
CCSCentre of Covered Stream
CDCentre Drain
CDCentre of Drain
CDKCentre Drain at Kerb
CDSCul de sac (Station)
CemyCemetery
CenCentre (Social, etc)
CFCroft
CFTCroft
CGCattle Grid
CG LookoutCoastguard Lookout
CG StaCoastguard Station
CHChase
ChChurch
CHClub House
CHCoach House
CHCoach House
CHCoal House
Ch YdChurch Yard
CHAChase
ChapChapel
ChesCheshire
Chr Sc ChChristian Science Church; Church of Christ Scientist
ChyChimney
CinCinema
CIRCircle, Circus
CIRCCircle, Circus
CisCistern
CLClose
CLClose [density]
ClClose [place]
ClackmannanClackmannanshire
CBCoal Bin
CleveCleveland
Cl HCoal House
CLUB HOClub House
ClwydClwyd
CMChalk/Crayon Mark
CnCapstan
CNCistern
CnlCouncil (not in conjunction with county)
CNRCorner
CnrCorner
Co CnlCounty Council
Co ConstCounty Constituency
Co of CityCounty of City
Co-edCo-educational
Co-ord(s)Co-ordinate(s)
COCSCentre of old course of stream
CoHCow House
ColCollects
CollCollege
CollyColliery
Comm CentreCommunity Centre
CompsComputations
ConcConcrete
ConglCongregational
Conv HomeConvalescent Home
CopCoppice
CornCornwall
CorpnCorporation
Corpn YdCorporation Yard
CottCottage
CPCentre Punched (Mark)
CPCess Pool
CPCivil Parish
CPAComparator Point (Air)
CPGComparator Point (Ground)
CrCentre [of stone marking triangulation point]
CRCentre of Railway, River, Road
CRContinuous Revison
CrCrescent
CRCrescent
crCrosses
CremCrematorium
CresCrescent
CRESCrescent
CRT?
CSCentre of Stream
CSCess Pool
CSCross
CseCourse
CSWYCauseway
CTCart Track
CtCourt
CTCourt
CT HCart House
CT SCart Shed
CUClassification unchanged
CUCut
CulCulvert
CumbCumberland
CumbrCumbria
CvtConvent
CWCauseway
CWCentre of Wall

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