OS symbols advanced quiz 1

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The article Ordnance Survey Map SymbolsExternal link and articles linked to it show the symbols used on OS maps, with geograph photos to illustrate them. This article shows map extracts, and invites you to identify symbols on them. For most there is a link to a photo illustrating the feature - press shift and click the link if you want the photo in a new window.

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1. What is the black line along the coast?
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2. How does the Tyne change at this bridge?
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3. What is the symbol in the blue circle?
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4. What type of public right of way is the track (line of alternate red dashes and dots)?
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5. And what type of public right of way is the track marked by red crosses?
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6. What is the symbol in the blue circle (first map)?
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7. And what is the rather similar symbol in this blue circle?
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8. What are the three symbols in the blue circle?
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9. What do the chevron symbols represent?
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10. What do the chevron symbols represent?
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11. What does the cross symbol indicate?
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12. What does the cross symbol indicate?
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13. How does the railway cross the stream?
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14. What type of road? (it may help to compare with road in the next question as well)
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15. List the symbols in this grid square, the central 1km square bounded by blue lines (the answer lists 16)
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