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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EEast
EEdge of, Eyot
EEmbankment, Esplanade
EEnd
E LothianEast Lothian
E SusxEast Sussex
EDElectoral Division
EDEuropean Datum
EElectromagnetic Distance Measurement
EKEdge of Kerb
ElElectric or Electricity
ElGen Sta Electricity Generating Station
El PElectricity Pillar or Electricity Pole
El Sub StaElectricity Sub Station
El TfmrElectricity Transformer
El Tfmr StaElectricity Transformer Station
El WksElectricity Works
ELB?Electric Light Bracket
ELSElectric Light Standard
EMEmbankment
EMEnd of Motorway
EMBEmbankment
EmpEmployment
Emp ExEmployment Exchange
Eng WksEngineering Works
ENTEntrance
ESEnd of Straight (railway)
ESPEsplanade
ESPLEsplanade
EssexEssex
ETB?
ETLElectricity Transmission Line
Euro ConstEuropean Assemby Constituency
ExExchange

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