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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TTank, Tap, Tides
TTelephone Call Box (small scales)
TTerrace, Track
TTop of
TTrough
TATerritorial Army; Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
TA CentreTerritorial Army; Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve Centre
TachyTacheometer/Tacheometry
TADTrig Availability Diagram
TBTop of Bank
TCTravelling Crane
TCBTelephone Call Box
TCPTelephone Call Post or Pillar
TCPTemporary Control Point
TETerrace
Tech CollTechnical College
Tel ExTelephone Exchange
Tel LineTelephone Line
Tel PTelephone Pole
TerTerminus
TerTerrace
TerrTerrace
TerrTerrace
TertTertiary
TGToll Gate
THTool House ?
THTown Hall
TkTank
TkTrack
TkTrack
Tk FTrack of Fence
Tk HTrack of Hedge
Tk STrack of Stream
TLHTool House ?
TollToll Bridge or Gate
TPTelegraph Pole
TPTurnpike
TrTrough
TRTrough
TravTraverse
Trav CTravelling Crane
Trig StaTrigonometrical Station
tsTraverse Station
TV StaTelevision Station
TWLTop Water Level
TwrTower
Tyne and WearTyne and Wear

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