OS Symbols basic quiz 1

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Question 1.
TG0844 : The Beach Car Park by Evelyn Simak SU9386 : The Jolly Woodman, Littleworth Common by David Hawgood ST8059 : 2007 : Westwood Post Office & Stores by Maurice Pullin SX8345 : The public convenience at Strete Gate by N Chadwick

1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
What is the "P" circled on the map - Car park, pub, post office, public convenience?
Answer:{P is a Post Office, 3rd photo.
Abbreviations for others are P in a blue square for car park, PH for public house, PC for public convenience,
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Question 2.
AST8987 : Fosse Way west of Malmesbury by michael ely BNT6263 : Pylons crossing the countryside by Sandy Gemmill

11:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright - 21:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Which map goes with which photo?
{Photo A goes with map 1, the line of red crosses and dashes shows a byway.
Photo B goes with map 2, black line with Vs beside it shows pylons.
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Question 3.
What means of transport is allowed on the lines in these maps?
Pedestrian, bicycle, horse, car, boat, train, none of those?
And which photo (1 to 7) goes with which map (A to G)

1 NT2507 : Welcome to the Scottish Borders by David Medcalf - 2SH6554 : Pipeline bringing water to Cwm Dyli from Llyn Llydaw by Eric Jones - 3SJ8705 : M54 looking West by Gordon Griffiths - 4SP9964 : Riders cross the River Til on a bridleway by David Hawgood

5SK6012 : Grand Union Canal by Tim Heaton - 6SN6479 : Capel Bangor Station, Vale of Rheidol Railway by John Lucas - 7TR3544 : Public footpath through corn field by Arjen Bax

A 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Wide blue line, black edges {Car - on motorway, photo 3}

B 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Wide light blue line with darker blue edges {boat - on canal, photo 5}

C 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Black line with short lines across it{Train - on light railway, photo 6}

D 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Alternate black dashes and dots {None - on boundary, photo 1 shows the boundary sign}

E1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Black line with chevrons {None - on pipeline, photo 2}

F 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Long red dashes {Horse, bicycle, pedestrian - on bridleway, photo 4}

G 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Short red dashes{Pedestrian - on public footpath, photo 7}

Question 4.
What's the triangle?
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Peak or triangulation pillar? {Triangulation pillar - it may not be at the highest point}
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright Yacht club or youth hostel? {Youth hostel}
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