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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HHarbour, Hedge
HHeights
HHeights, Hill, Hollow
HHigh, Hole, House, Hydrant, Hydraulic
HHydrant
HHydraulic
haHectares
HantsHampshire
HdHead
HereHerefordshire
Here and WorcHereford and Worcester
HertsHertfordshire
HLHill
HNTHouse Number Trace
HoHouse
HOLHollow
HosplHospital
HP to which MTs flowHighest Point to which Medium Tides flow
HP to which OSTs flowHighest Point to which Ordinary Spring Tides flow
HP to which OTs flowHighest Point to which Ordinary Tides flow
HPOHead Post Office
HQHeadquarters
HRHedge Row
HTHeights
HTSHeights
HumbsHumberside
HuntsHuntingdonshire
HWHollow
HWHollow Way; High Water
HWMHigh Water Mark
HWM(S)High Water Mark (Springs)
HWMMTHigh Water Mark of Medium Tides
HWMOSTHigh Water Mark of Ordinary Spring Tides
HWMOTHigh Water Mark of Ordinary Tides

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