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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WWalk, Way, Wharf
WWall, Weir
WWater, Wood
WWatershed
WWell
WWell
WWest
W GlamWest Glamorgan
W LothianWest Lothian
W MethWesleyan Methodist
W MidsWest Midlands
W PostWooden Post
W SusxWest Sussex
W YorksWest Yorkshire
War MemlWar Memorial
WarwWarwickshire
WBWeighbridge
WBWeighing Machine
WCWater Closet
WCWater Column?
Wd El GenWind Electricity Generator
Wd PpWind Pump
WesWesleyan
Wes MethWesleyan Methodist
WestmWestmorland
WFWharf
WFWharf
WHWash House
WHWater House
WigtownWigtownshire
WiltsWiltshire
WKWalk
WksWorks
WLKWalk
WMWater Main?
WMWeighing Machine
WMWitness Mark
WMPWarning and Monitoring Post (Royal Observer Corps)
WNWire Nail
WorcWorcestershire
WPWater Plug
WPWooden Peg
Wr BdWater Board
Wr PtWater Point
Wr TWater Tap
Wr TwrWater Tower
Wr WksWater Works
WSWork Shop
WTWater Tap
WTWater Tap (Public)
WT StaWireless Station
WVWater Valve
WWLWinter Water Level
WYWay

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