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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RRace, Railway, Ride, River, Road, Root of
RRidge, Rise, Road, Row
RRiver
RRocks
RTelephone Call Box (RAC) (small scales)
RACRoyal Automobile Club
RACRAC call box
RadRadnorshire
RangeRifle Range
RBRural Borough
RCRoman Catholic
RdRoad
RDRural District
RDGRidge
RecRectory
RecnRecreation
Recn GdRecreation Ground
Rems ofRemains of
RenfrewRenfrewshire
ResrReservoir
RGBracken/rough grassland
RGRidge
RHRoad House
RHRoot of Hedge
RLRoof Line
RlyRailway
Rly StaRailway Station
ROReference/Referring Object
RORetain Original
Ross and CromRoss and Cromarty
RoxbRoxburghshire
rpRevision Point
RSRain Spout
R TanRight Tangent
RutRutland
RWRow
RyRailway

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