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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IIsland, Isle
I of MIsle of Man
I of WIsle of Wight
IDTInstrumental Detail Trace
IHInspection Hole?
IndptIndependent
IndtIndependent
InfmyInfirmary
InftInfant
insInches
InstInstitute
InstnInstitution
IntIntersection/Intersected
InverInverness-shire
IPIron Pipe
IRIron Rod
IRB StaInshore Rescue Boat Station
Is of ScIsles of Scilly
Isoln HosplIsolation Hospital
IssIssues

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