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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DDale, Drive, Drove
DDam, Ditch, Dock, Double, Down, Drain
D FnDrinking Fountain
D SlipDouble slip (railway)
D WellDraw Well
D/GDowngrade
DBDust Bin
DDDouble Ditch or Drain
DecDecember
DefDefaced
DenbDenbighshire
DeptDepartment
DerbyDerbyshire
DetDetached
Det RingDetector Ring
DevonDevon
DFDouble Fence
DFDrain Frame
DFDrinking Fountain
DGDouble Gate (level crossing)
DGDrying Ground
DialSun Dial
DisDisused
DISDisused
Dismtd RlyDismantled Railway
DistDistrict
DivDivision
DkDock
DLDale
DORDate of Revision
DorsetDorset
DOSDate of Survey
DPDung Pit
DrDrive
DRDrive
DRODrove
DSDouble Stream
DumfrieDumfriesshire
DunbarDunbartonshire
DurhamDurham
DVDrove
DWDouble Wall
DWDraw Well
DyfedDyfed

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