OS 50K symbols - boundaries

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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.

As boundaries are not physical features of the landscape, the photographs are either of features which form the boundary, or notices at the boundary.

National


England/Scotland

NT6906 : The Scottish-English Border Carter Bar is on the direct main road from Newcastle on Tyne to Edinburgh, and is the top of a hill pass.
NT6906 : The Scottish-English Border by Andy Beecroft 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
NY4075 : River Liddel
NY4075 : River Liddel by Howard Mattinson 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

England/Wales

SO2632 : Offa's Dyke Long Distance Path Boundary along the ridge coincides with National Park boundary (yellow) and Long Distance Route (red lozenges)
SO2632 : Offa's Dyke Long Distance Path by Philip Halling 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


District


ST9940 : Gate on Stony Hill, by Fisherton de la MereWest Wiltshire/Salisbury District
ST9940 : Gate on Stony Hill, by Fisherton de la Mere by David Hawgood 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

County and similar

County, Unitary authority, Metropolitan District and London Borough all have the same symbol; we have examples of each. Welsh counties and Scottish regional councils became Unitary Authorities in 1995-7, see Hutchinson reference encyclopaediaExternal link

County

SK1259 : Bridge over the River Dove Derbyshire/Staffordshire
SK1259 : Bridge over the River Dove by Nikki Mahadevan 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Unitary Authority


SH9244 : There is a part of Gwynedd...... former counties of Wales.
SH9244 : There is a part of Gwynedd...... by David Medcalf 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

Metropolitan District

SJ8296 : Welcome to Trafford - Nr Man Utd Stadium where the A56 meets the A5014Trafford/Manchester
SJ8296 : Welcome to Trafford - Nr Man Utd Stadium where the A56 meets the A5014 by Gary Barber 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

SE1427 : Royds Hall Beck Bradford and Calderdale Metropolitan Councils
SE1427 : Royds Hall Beck by Paul Glazzard 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright

London Borough

TQ2482 : Canalside back gardens of Hornmead Road Kensington and Chelsea/City of Westminster
TQ2482 : Canalside back gardens of Hornmead Road by David Hawgood 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


National Park

SK2666 : Peak District National Park boundary marker.
SK2666 : Peak District National Park boundary marker. by Mike Fowkes 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright


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