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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F???
FFace of, Fence, Fleet, Foot, Freeboard
FFlyover, Folly
FFurrow
FallWaterfall
F BrFoot Bridge
F ChFree Church
F StaFire Station
FAFire Alarm
FAPFire Alarm Pillar
FBFilter Bed
FBFoot Bridge
FBMFundamental Bench Mark
FCForestry Commission
FCFree Church
FDFoundations
FE StaFire Engine Station
FebFebruray
Ferry V or FFerries - Vehicular, Foot
FFFace of Fence
FH? Fire Hydrant
FifeFife
FLFace Left
FL BRFlush bracket
Fl SkFlare Stack
FL-OFly-over
FL H?
FlintFlintshire
FmFarm
FNFelt Nail
FnFountain
FN/WFelt Nail and Washer
FOFolly
FPFace of Paling
FPFire Plug
FPFire Plug
FPFoot Path
FRFace Right
FRFlat Rock
FSFlagstaff
FtFeet
FWFace of Wall

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