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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GGap, Gardens, Gate, Green, Grove
GGate, Grass
G YdGrave Yard
GAPGap
Gas GovGas Governor
GCGas Column
GDGardens
GdGround
GdnsGardens
Gen StaGenerating Station
GeoGeodetic
GHGreen House
GlGlass
GlamGlamorganshire
GLCGreater London Council
GlosGloucestershire
GNGreen
GovtGovernment
GPGas Plug
GPGuide Post (signpost)
GPOGeneral Post Office
GrGrove
GrGrove
Greater LondonGreater London [pre-1974]
GSGantry Support
GSLGround Surface Level
GTGate
GtGate
GT PGate post
Gt PGate Post or Pillar
Gtr LondonGreater London [post-1974]
Gtr MchesGreater Manchester
GVGas Valve
GVCGas Valve Compound
GwentGwent
GwynGwynedd

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