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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PPaling, Passage, Pavement, Pillar, Plug, Pool, Pump
PParade, Pass, Passage, Path, Place, Precinct, Promenade
PPassage, Path, Plate, Pond, Post
PPassenger
PPillar
PPole
PPost
PPost Office (small scales)
PPump
PPylon
PAPath
PABPublished Abstract Bolt
Paint MPaint Mark
PalPalace
PARParade
PARAParapet
ParlyParliamentary
PASSPassage
PavPavilion
PCPublic Convenience
PCBPolice Call Box
PDDetail Point (Point of Detail)
PdPond
PeeblesPeeblesshire
PembPembrokeshire
Per CurPerpetual Curacy
PerthPerthshire
PGPassage
PhParish
PHPublic House
Pillar(OS) Triangulation pillar
PksPecks
PktPicket
PLPipe Line
PlPlace
PlantnPlantation
PLB?Pillar Letter Box
PNPipe Nail
PN/WPipe Nail and Washer
POPost Office (large scales)
PODDetail Point (Point of Detail)
Pol hoPolice House
Pol StaPolice Station
PowysPowys
PPPrimary Point
PpPump
Pp HoPump House
Ppg StaPumping Station
PRPeriodic Revision
PRPromenade
PREPrecinct
PresbPresbyterian
PresbyPresbytery
Prim MethPrimitive Methodist
PRODNProduction
PROMPromenade
PSPass
PSHParish
PtPoint
PTPrecinct
PtePrivate
PTPPolice Telephone Pillar or Post
PTSPermanent Traverse Station
PubPublic
PWPlace of Worship
PYPiggery
PyPrivy

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