Four Fig Grid Ref

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4 Figure Grid References
• What is a Grid?
• What is a Reference?
• So . . . What is a Grid Reference?
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• A grid is a set of numbered vertical and
horizontal lines which cross each other
• A reference is a way of plotting / finding
something
• So . . . A Grid Reference is a number
which represents the location of a place on
a grid
Let’s have a look at a Grid
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The vertical
lines are
numbered
from west to
east. The
vertical lines
are called
eastings
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The horizontal lines are numbered from south to
north. The horizontal lines are called northings5
How to read a grid reference?
A Grid Reference is formed by the
intersection of an easting and a northing.
To tell the position of a place, we put the
easting first and then northing.
Here’s the grid full of common Ordnance
Survey map symbols.
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For a 4-figure
grid reference
you need to find
the numbers for
the bottom left-
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hand corner
of the  you
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want
To find the grid
reference, go
‘along the
corridor & up the
stairs’
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Before I tell you,
can you tell the
reference for the
castle?
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Answer 2348
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More practise
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What can you find
in these squares?
1) 2248
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2) 2648
3) 2149
4) 2246
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5) 2350
What squares are
these in?
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6) Camping site
7) Church
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8) Windmill
9) Golf Course
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10) Youth Hostel
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Answer these questions:
1) Name the village in square
5015.
2) In which square is the
weir?
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3) In which square is Manor
Farm?
4) How many schools are
there in square 4913.
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5) In which squares can you
find a public telephone and
a public house?
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Answer these questions:
1) In which two squares are
there roundabouts?
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2) Name the farm in square
4099.
3) In which square could
you stay the night?
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4) Which square is
Longworth in?
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5) In which square is most of
Kingston Bagpuize (the
buildings not the writing)
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