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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NNo name or number
NNorth
N BdNotice Board
N SqNot Square
N YorksNorth Yorkshire
NairnNairnshire
NBMNew Bench Mark
NCNon-coniferous
NCBNational Coal Board
NDNo division
NGNational Grid
NoNumber
NonconNonconformist
NorfNorfolk
NorthantsNorthamptonshire
NorthumNorthumberland
NottsNottinghamshire
NovNovember
NSNot square
NTNational Trust
NTLNormal Tidal Limit
NTSNational Trust for Scotland

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