OS 50K symbols - Antiquities

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This is one of a series of articles which give photographs of features on the ground which have standard symbols on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps, with map extracts showing the symbols. On the maps a blue circle is on or near the symbol. Use the mouse to move the pointer over the blue circle on a map to hide it. Click on a thumbnail to see a page with a larger photo, other photo details, and a larger section of the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map. The article Ordnance Survey Map SymbolsExternal link gives an introduction, and links to others in the set of articles.


Site of monument

TF1076 : West end of Cocklode Wood
TF1076 : West end of Cocklode Wood by Alan Murray-Rust 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Stone monument

SD9738 : The Hanging Stone
SD9738 : The Hanging Stone by michael ely 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
The key on recent OS Landranger maps does not show the dot and small circle symbols under "Archaeological and historical information" because the symbols may be used for new features as well.


stone circle

NB2133 : Callanish (symbol not on OS key, this one has five dots in a circle to represent many more stones)
NB2133 : Callanish by wfmillar 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Battlefield (with date)


SP6879 : Naseby Monument
SP6879 : Naseby Monument by Alison Pryce 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

NX4279 : Site of Battle of Glen Trool, 1307
NX4279 : Site of Battle of Glen Trool, 1307 by David Hawgood 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


NH7444 : Culloden Battlefield Monument(on this the date is with name as a tourist attraction)
NH7444 : Culloden Battlefield Monument by Donald Bain 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Visible earthwork - small (star symbol)

NS6134 : Earthworks at Main Castle, by the Avon Water
NS6134 : Earthworks at Main Castle, by the Avon Water by Gordon Brown 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Visible earthwork - large (line of earthwork)

ST8945 : Round barrow, Battlesbury Hill, Warminster
ST8945 : Round barrow, Battlesbury Hill, Warminster by David Hawgood 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Roman antiquity

NY4938 : Roman remains next to Castlesteads farm on the A6. (sans-serif typeface is symbol for Roman)
NY4938 : Roman remains next to Castlesteads farm on the A6. by John Holmes 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


Non-Roman antiquity


NT6322 : The remains of Timpendean Tower (Gothic typeface is symbol for non-Roman)
NT6322 : The remains of Timpendean Tower by Walter Baxter 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

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