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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LLade, Lake, Lead, Loch, Lockspit, Lynchet
LLake
LLane, Lawn, Lea
LLane, Leat, Lock, Lamp
LLoch
LLochan
LLock
L HoLighthouse
L TanLeft Tangent
L TwrLighting Tower
LaLane
LanarkLanarkshire
LancsLancashire
LatLatitude
LavLavatory
LBLetter Box
LBLondon Borough
LB HoLifeboat House
LB StaLifeboat Station
LCLevel Crossing
LCCLondon County Council
LDPLong Distance Path
LELea
LeicLeicestershire
LGLoading Gauge
LHLamp House
LibyLibrary
LincLincolnshire [pre-1974]
LincsLincolnshire [post-1974]
LKLime Kiln
LKNLime Kiln
LNLawn
LoLodge
Loco ShedLocomotive Shed
LongLongitude
LPLamp Post
LrLower
LROLocal Reference Object
LTLondon Transport
LWLLow Water Level
LWMLow Water Mark
LWM(S)Low Water Mark (Springs)
LWMMTLow Water Mark of Medium Tides
LWMOSTLow Water Mark of Ordinary Spring Tides
LWMOTLow Water Mark of Ordinary Tides
LWNLawn
LWRLast Walk Round

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