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This code list is used in association with the Description attribute which is present within the Site Feature Type. The code list describes the types of site features represented as polygons, such as a caravan site, university, or railway centre.

Please note, the β€˜Description’ values for sites vary in their granularity. The level of detail is dependent on the size and nature of the site in question and the availability of additional information to determine its classification. This description is intended to give you the richest information we hold on what the site is when interpreting the data but it should not be used for analytical purposes.

Label

Definition

Abattoir

An area of facilities where animals are slaughtered which may be suitable for human consumption.

Abbey

A collection (or former collection) of conventional buildings, usually including a specific building as a place of worship, used by religious community of (particularly Christian) monks or nuns, under the leadership of an abbot or abbess.

Agriculture Services Site

A site where commercial support activities for agriculture take place.

Air Freight Terminal

A site within an airport where freight is loaded and unloaded from commercial aircraft.

Air Navigation Beacon

A site used to control aircraft movements.

Air Passenger Terminal

A site within an airport from which passengers embark and disembark from commercial aircraft flights.

Air Quality Monitoring Station

A site for measuring information about the atmosphere, in particular, air quality and pollution levels.

Air Traffic Control Centre

A site from where the passage of aircraft traffic is managed.

Air Transport Services Site

A site where aircraft are serviced and repaired.

Aircraft Works

A complex where aircraft are manufactured or maintained.

Airfield

An area of ground where aircraft take off and land. It will have some permanent buildings but it is smaller than an airport and may be for private use only.

Airport With Scheduled Services

A site where aircraft land and take off and which provide facilities for handling passengers and air freight, and for servicing aircraft, all in accordance to a strict timetable.

Airport Without Scheduled Services

A site where aircraft land and take off and which provide facilities for handling passengers and air freight, and for servicing aircraft, not in accordance to a strict timetable.

Airstrip

An area of unmade land that has been cleared so that light aircraft can take off and land with no other facilities.

Allotments

A small allocation of land, usually rented from a local authority, on which the occupier / tenant grows fruit and / or vegetables for their own consumption and not primarily for commercial gain.

Ambulance And Fire Station

A site used to house and service ambulances, and where ambulance crew may stay awaiting calls. The site may also house fire fighters and always houses their equipment and vehicles.

Ambulance And Police Station

A site used to house and service ambulances, and where ambulance crew may stay awaiting calls. The site is also the local office of a police force that has regular opening hours and is where the public can interact in person with the police service.

Ambulance Station

Building used to house and service ambulances, and where ambulance crew may stay while awaiting calls.

Ambulance, Fire And Police Station

A site used to house and service ambulances, and where ambulance crew may stay awaiting calls. The site may also house fire fighters and always houses their equipment and vehicles. The site is also the local office of a police force that has regular opening hours and is where the public can interact in person with the police service.

Amenity And Open Space Site

Public open spaces with a defined perimeter where the majority is not dedicated to sport. There may be time limitations, but no payment for admission or booking is required.

Amphitheatre

An oval or round structure surrounding a central area where a performance, spectacle or other event takes place.

Amusement And Show Place Site

A site providing leisure opportunities for the public that is not covered by a more specific definition.

Amusement Park

An extensive area of themed rides, exhibitions or equipment.

Animal Cemetery

An area of land for the organised burial and memorial of deceased animals.

Animal Cemetery And Crematorium

An area of land for the organised burial and memorial of deceased animals and a place where the bodies of deceased animals are reduced to ashes by burning.

Animal Crematorium

A place where the bodies of deceased animals are reduced to ashes by burning.

Animal Training Site

A facility where animals, such as dogs and horses, are trained.

Animal Treatment Site

A site where medical care is carried out on animals.

Animal Welfare Site

A site where domestic or wild animals are housed to care for them for the short term with the expectation that they will return to the wild or become pets.

Aquatic Animal Attraction

A site where marine and riverine animals are kept to allow the public to view them.

Arboretum

A site where trees and shrubs are grown for exhibition.

Art Gallery

A building where works of art are displayed for public viewing.

Art Gallery And Library

A place or building where works of art are displayed for public viewing and where books and other materials are available for loan or reference.

Art Gallery And Library And Museum

A place or building where works of art are displayed for public viewing, where books and other materials are available for loan or reference, and where artefacts of historical or other interest are preserved, studied, or displayed to the public.

Art Gallery And Museum

A place or building where works of art are displayed for public viewing and where artefacts of historical or other interest are preserved, studied, or displayed to the public.

Arts Centre

A facility used for various activities related to the arts.

Arts Centre And Museum

A facility or building used for various activities related to the arts and where artefacts of historical or other interest are preserved, studied, or displayed to the public.

Athletics Ground

A site providing facilities for track and field events.

Athletics Stadium

A site, including a large, usually open structure with tiered spectator seating, used predominantly for track and field events.

Attraction Or Leisure Site

A site that provides non-sporting leisure activities for the public.

Aviary

A site where birds are kept and can be viewed.

Balancing Pond

An area intended to collect surface water runoff following heavy rain and then discharge it in a controlled way or to hold water to ensure the level of a canal is maintained.

Biogas Power Station

A site where gas (natural gas, propane, methane, etc.) is generated from biomass (for example, sewage or slurry) and then used to generate electricity.

Boat Building Site

A site where small nautical craft are built.

Boat Hire Site

A site where nautical craft may be hired for recreational purposes.

Boat Lift

A device for lifting or moving boats between bodies of water at different elevations.

Boat Maintenance Or Storage Site

A site where nautical craft are repaired or stored. Commonly referred to as a boat yard.

Boating Site

A site, usually a lake or a pond, where boats may be used for recreational purposes.

Botanical Garden

An area of land containing plants of scientific interest and facilities for their care and cultivation.

Bothy

A site containing one or more bothies. A bothy is a hut, cottage, or similar building which provides a basic refuge in mountain and moorland areas.

Bowls Site

A site where the sport of bowls takes place.

Brewery

A place where beer and ale are brewed and distributed.

Brick Works

A manufacturing complex producing bricks and brick-associated products.

Buddhist Temple

A place of worship for practitioners of Buddhism.

Burial Ground

A site where human remains (bodies or cremated remains) are buried, but without structures to mark the graves.

Bus Depot

A place where buses are garaged and maintained, usually a large building with associated parking areas outside.

Bus Station

A place where buses begin, break or end their journey and at which passengers may embark or disembark.

Business Or Industrial Park

An area containing sites with various businesses, such as light industry, research, administration, etc.

Cable Terminal Station

A site where submarine cables carrying either telecommunication signals or electricity for power are terminated and connected to the land portion of the network.

Camp Site

An organised area of ground designated for tents, normally with a water supply and sanitary facilities provided.

Camping And Caravanning Site

An organised area of ground designated for temporary occupation by tents or caravans belonging to holidaymakers. Sanitary facilities and a water supply are normally provided.

Car Cleaning Site

A commercial establishment where motor vehicles are cleaned and / or valeted.

Caravan Site

An organised area of ground designated for temporary occupation by caravans belonging to holidaymakers.

Castle

A fortress and dwelling, usually medieval in origin, and often consisting of a keep, curtain wall, and towers and so on.

Cathedral

The principal church of a diocese.

Cattery

A commercial establishment where cats are bred or where people can leave their pet cats while they are away.

Cattery And Kennels

A commercial establishment where cats and / or dogs are bred or where people can leave their pet cat(s) and / or dog(s) while they are away.

Cement Works

A site where cement is manufactured.

Cemetery

An area of land where the deceased are buried that is not immediately next to a church.

Cemetery And Crematorium

An area of land where the deceased are buried that is not immediately next to a church, and a place where the bodies of the deceased are reduced to ashes by burning.

Central Government Services

A publicly accessible site that supplies services on behalf of central government. For example, passport offices, job centres.

Chapel

A small religious meeting place normally used by non-conformist religions, or a place of worship attached to a school, hospital, prison and so on, or a separate area within a church or cathedral which has its own altar.

Chapel Of Rest

A building or area within a crematorium, mortuary or funeral directors establishment where the deceased may be temporarily placed to allow friends and family to grieve.

Chemical Works

A site where the principles of chemistry are applied to materials to create different materials.

Children's Centre

A facility that provides community support through the provision of childcare, early education, health and family support, with an emphasis on outreach and community development.

Children's Nursery

A site where young children of pre-school age are cared for during the day.

Church

A building for public Christian worship, plus surrounding grounds.

Cider Factory

A place where cider is produced and distributed.

Cinema

A place / building whose primary purpose is to display films for the public.

Cliff Railway

A system of rail transport where specially designed vehicles are raised and lowered along rails across steep coastal slopes or cliffs.

Climbing Hut

A site in remote areas that provides shelter and facilities for outdoor enthusiasts who are members of a climbing or mountaineering club.

Coach And Commercial Vehicle Park

A site where coaches and commercial vehicles may park without the need to make prior arrangement.

Coach Park

A site where coaches may park without the need to make prior arrangement.

Coach Station

A place where coaches begin, break or end a journey and at which passengers may embark or disembark.

Coastguard Lookout

A site, including a building or structure, that provides a good view of the coastline and is used for observation by the coastguard or similar bodies, including voluntary bodies.

College

An educational site for academic and vocational qualifications below degree level undertaken after age 16, or a site where students study at National Qualifications Framework level 4 and above, which does not have the authority to award Degrees.

Commercial Fisheries

A site that supports the catching, handling, and processing of fish and shellfish on a commercial basis.

Commercial Hostel

A site which provides commercial lodging and is not a hotel.

Commercial Vehicle Park

A site where commercial vehicles may park without the need to make prior arrangement.

Commercial Vehicle Service Area

A site that offers services, such as fuel or accommodation, for heavy goods vehicles and their drivers.

Communal Residential Site

A site providing permanent accommodation, where at least some of the required facilities are shared between the residents and some degree of care is offered.

Community Meeting Place

A site that offers a location, by arrangement, for public meetings, social gatherings and similar functions either on an ad-hoc or repeating basis.

Community Services

A site that provides information, help, advice, or other services to the inhabitants of an area.

Conference Or Exhibition Centre

A building or group of buildings whose primary function is to host formal discussions / meetings, exhibitions, and public performances.

Construction Site

A site where building work is being undertaken, including surrounding areas used for the storage of materials or plant.

Consulate

A location outside of London where the official representatives of another country work and sometimes reside.

Container Freight Terminal

An area where containers are loaded and unloaded from ships.

Cooling Station

An industrial site where water is used for cooling purposes.

Crematorium

A place where the bodies of the deceased are reduced to ashes by burning.

Cricket Ground (Participation)

A site primarily for participating in and playing cricket, where there are no stands or tiered spectator seating.

Cricket Ground (Spectating)

A site primarily for watching cricket.

Cricket Stadium

A site including a large, usually open structure with tiered spectator seating used predominantly for cricket matches.

Crop Handling And Storage Site

A site where agricultural crops are stored after harvesting and before processing.

Curling Rink

An ice rink where the game of curling is played.

Customs Post

Place at an airport, port, or inland facility where passengers or vehicles may undergo security and immigration checks.

Cycle Hire Station

A site providing on-street cycle hire as part of an organised network of similar stations.

Cycling Sports Facility

A site used by bicycles for either racing or recreational purposes.

Dairy Processing Site

An establishment that processes milk into various dairy products.

Detention Centre

A place where refugees or potential illegal immigrants are confined prior to their case being processed.

Distillery

A site where alcoholic spirits are made by collecting the vapour from a mixture of water and selected plant matter.

Distribution Or Storage Site

A site where goods or materials are stored and / or sorted before being further used. Includes non-retail parts of the distribution chain.

Docks

A complex with extensive infrastructure where cargo from ships is loaded and unloaded.

Dry Dock

An artificial, permanently fixed basin in a harbour from which water can be drained, thereby allowing access to the hull of vessels for maintenance or repair.

Education Support site

A section or department that provides a supporting or administrative role to an education facility, such as schools and colleges.

Educational Field Study Centre

A site away from normal educational establishments where students visit to study within the locality of the site.

Electricity Distribution Site

A site used to handle electricity as past of the process of distributing electricity nationally or regionally.

Electricity Storage Site

A site dedicated to the storage of electricity, normally in large batteries.

Electricity Sub Station

A site that contains equipment used to reduce the voltage of electricity from that used in distribution to that used for the final user supply.

Embassy

A location in London where the official representatives of a non-Commonwealth country work and sometimes reside.

Emergency Assistance Or Equipment Site

A site used by the providers of emergency services not included within ambulance, fire, or police, or a site used by the main emergency services to store equipment, where no vehicles or staff are housed.

Equestrian Sports Facility

A site that provides facilities for sporting competitions involving horses.

Farm Site

A site associated with the primary production of agricultural produce.

Ferry Passenger Terminal

A site facilitating the embarkation and disembarkation of ferry passengers.

Ferry Vehicular Terminal

A site facilitating the embarkation and disembarkation of ferry passengers and their vehicles.

Ferry Vehicular Terminal (International)

A site facilitating the embarkation and disembarkation of ferry passengers and their vehicles, where all destinations are outside of Great Britain.

Filling Station

An establishment where motor fuels are sold but a repair service is not provided.

Filling Station And Post Office

An establishment where motor fuels are sold but a repair service is not provided. The establishment also provides access to Royal Mail postal services to the public.

Film Studio

A site with facilities for the making of films and television programmes.

Fire Service Training Site

A site where members of the fire service receive training.

Fire Station

A facility which may house fire fighters and always houses their equipment and vehicles.

Fire Station And Police Station

A site that may house fire fighters and always houses their equipment and vehicles. The site is also the local office of a police force that has regular opening hours and is where the public can interact in person with the police service.

Fish Farm

A site where fish are reared for consumption.

Fish Hatchery

A site where fish are reared for release.

Fishing Lake

A body of water with facilities for recreational fishing.

Flood Or Water Controlling Site

A site designed to manage the level of water during both normal and abnormal conditions.

Flour Mill

A site where grain is ground into flour.

Folly

An architectural edifice, the primary purpose of which is purely decorative.

Food Processing Site

A site where raw produce is processed into food for human consumption.

Football Ground (Participation)

A site primarily for participating in and playing football, where there are no stands or tiered spectator seating.

Football Ground (Spectating)

A site primarily for watching football.

Football Stadium

A site including a large, usually open structure with tiered spectator seating used predominantly for football matches.

Garden Centre

A retail facility for horticultural produce and goods.

Garden Of Rest

A memorial garden which is dedicated to the memory of deceased members of the public.

Gas Distribution Or Storage Site

A site associated with storing and / or distributing gas supplies nationally.

Gas Extraction Site

A site housing equipment used to drill for and extract natural gas from underground reservoirs.

Gas Governor

A building or compound containing a device that regulates the flow of gas from that used in distribution to that used for consumer supply.

Gas Production Site

A site where gas (natural gas, propane, methane, etc.) is generated from biomass (for example, sewage or slurry) and is returned to the national grid or shipped elsewhere.

Glassworks

A site where glass is manufactured.

Gliding Area

An area and associated facilities from which unpowered fixed wing aircraft take off and land.

Go-Kart Track

A track used by small powered vehicles for either racing or recreational purposes.

Golf Centre

A site that offers multiple facilities related to golf, including practice areas.

Golf Clubhouse

A building providing facilities for the users of a golf course.

Golf Course

A large area of land that is specially prepared for playing golf.

Golf Driving Range

A site where golf strokes may be practised and performance assessed by means of physical targets and measures.

Greyhound Track Or Stadium

A site providing facilities for the training and / or racing of greyhounds.

Gurdwara

A Sikh place of worship.

Health Centre

A facility providing access to primary health care services in medical general practice.

Heating Plant

A site where heat is generated or recovered from other sources, such as geothermal activity or the burning of biomass, waste products, or similar.

Helicopter Station

A facility from where bodies such as the police or ambulance services operate helicopter operations.

Heliport

An airport specifically designed for use by helicopters.

High Commission

A location in London where the official representatives of another Commonwealth country work and sometimes reside.

Hill Carving

An area of hillside into which a pictorial representation, usually of a figure, has been cut, exposing soil / rock of a contrasting colour, often limestone.

Hindu Temple

A place of worship for members of the Hindu faith.

HM Coastguard Station

A site used by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency / HM Coastguard to coordinate rescues and store equipment.

Hockey Ground

A site providing facilities for hockey.

Holiday Accommodation

A site without staffed facilities that provides accommodation and potentially other facilities for people who are on holiday, excluding sites solely for camping or touring caravans.

Holiday Centre

A site with staffed facilities that provides accommodation and potentially other facilities for people who are on holiday.

Horse Racing Course

A site where the racing of horses takes place, with facilities for the public.

Horse Racing Facility

A site that supports horse racing but is not an actual race course.

Horse Racing Or Breeding Stables

An establishment where racing horses are kept and trained.

Horticulture

A site where fruit, vegetables, or flowers are grown.

Hospice

A medical facility to care for patients with terminal conditions.

Hospital

A medical facility that provides secondary level care (i.e. specialist treatment and support provided by doctors and health care professionals for patients who have been referred to them for specific expert care).

Hotel

An establishment which is primarily involved in the provision of rooms for overnight accommodation for travellers.

Hydroelectric Power Generating

A facility with the function of generating electricity by hydropower (which is the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water).

Hydrogen Fuel Production And Supply

A site where hydrogen gas is produced and supplied to vehicles able to consume this type of fuel.

Ice Rink

A building containing a body of frozen water where ice sports take place.

Industry And Business Site

A site where commercial, administrative, or professional activities take place.

Inshore Rescue Boat Station

A site on the coast where lifeboats of the rigid inflatable boat type (commonly called inshore rescue boats) are kept and launched.

Kennels

A commercial establishment where dogs are bred or where people can leave their pet dogs while they are away.

Kingdom Hall

A meeting place and place of worship used solely by Jehovah's Witnesses.

Knackery

A slaughterhouse that deals with animal carcasses that are not fit for human consumption.

Law Court

A site that adjudicates over issues of criminal and civil law.

Leisure Or Sports Centre

A staffed recreational establishment that is publicly available (which may require membership) and mainly, but not exclusively, sports based (both indoors and / or outdoors).

Library

A site where books and other materials are available for loan or reference.

Library And Museum

A site where books and other materials are available for loan or reference and where artefacts of historical or other interest are preserved, studied, or displayed to the public.

Lifeboat Station

A site on the coast where lifeboats are kept and launched.

Light Rail Station

A stop / station for trams.

Lighthouse

A site comprising a lighthouse and associated features.

Livestock Market

A site where livestock are bought and sold.

Local Government Site

A publicly accessible site that administers services managed by local government.

Lock

An enclosure in a canal or river with gates at each end, allowing boats to move from or to a higher or lower section by raising or lowering the water level between the gates.

Manufacturing Site

A site where raw materials or partly assembled goods are processed either into a final product or a further step towards it.

Marina

A small harbour or area of water where yachts and other pleasure craft can moor.

Maze

A confusing and baffling network of passages at ground level, often bordered by high hedges or walls.

Medical Care Accommodation

A site that provides both long-term medical accommodation and medical care.

Medical Care Site

A supporting department or facility within a larger medical site (such as A&E or X-ray departments) and a facility for the provision of primary medical care and associated services, excluding those provided by General Practice.

Memorial

A site that commemorates a famous person or event.

Memorial Gardens

A garden that commemorates a famous person or event.

Meteorological Station

A compound containing feature(s) where observations of weather conditions and associated information are undertaken.

Military Accommodation Site

A site with permanent buildings used to house military personnel.

Military Airfield

An area of ground operated by any branch of the Armed Forces where aircraft take off and land.

Military Cemetery

An area of land for the burial of deceased military personnel.

Military Docks

A complex operated by any branch of the military with extensive infrastructure where a ships cargo is loaded and unloaded.

Military Range

A site where military exercises take place involving the firing of weapons. This includes tank, bombing and small arms ranges.

Military Reserves Site

A site where activities of the volunteer reservist force of the armed forces take place.

Military Site

A site associated with the activities of the armed forces. Includes sites where military personnel are paraded and inspected.

Mine

A site associated with the extraction of minerals and / or fuel from below ground level by means of sinking a shaft or drift for miners to enter and remove the fuel or mineral.

Mineral Distribution Or Storage Site

A facility where minerals are stored prior to processing or further distribution.

Mineral Processing Site

A site where minerals are changed to facilitate future usage.

Minster

A place of Christian worship. Usually a church associated with a Saxon foundation.

Mixed Use Site

No definition available.

Model Aircraft Flying Site

An area allocated for model aircraft flying.

Model Boating Site

An area of water designated for the sailing of models of nautical craft.

Model Car Racing Site

A permanent purpose-built area for racing model vehicles.

Model Village

A small scale replica of a village or other buildings.

Mortuary

A site where the deceased are kept before being cremated or buried.

Mosque

A Muslim place of worship.

Motocross Circuit

A course used by cross-country motorcycles for racing and recreation.

Motor Sport Site

A facility where motor vehicles are raced.

Multi-Purpose Community Site

A publicly accessible site providing multiple services and facilities for the local community.

Museum

A place or building where artefacts of historical or other interest are preserved, studied, or displayed to the public.

Nautical Fuel Station

A site that offers a refuelling service for nautical craft.

Nautical Navigation Beacon

A site used to control boat or ship movements.

Non Commercial Hostel

A site that provides accommodation temporarily at little or no cost to the user.

Observatory

A site comprising buildings and / or structures from which astronomical observations may be made.

Observing Station

A structure built specifically as a place for observation.

Oil Distribution Centre

A depot where oil is stored prior to onward distribution.

Oil Extraction Site

An area with oil-producing wells or infrastructure to support oil-producing wells.

Oil Refinery

A facility where crude oil is refined.

Oil Terminal

A site where oil is first received, either from a ship or an oilfield.

Outdoor Activity Centre

A site where various outdoor pursuits take place or are based.

Paddling Pool

A site that offers paddling facilities to the public.

Paper Mill

A factory where paper is made.

Park And Ride Car Park

An explicitly signed location where vehicles may be left and from which organised communal transport is supplied to locations of interest (such as city or town centres) for the general public.

Peat Cuttings

Buildings, sites and structures associated with the extraction of peat.

Picnic Area

An open area of land set aside for the public to have picnics, with tables etc. provided.

Pitch And Putt Course

A golf course with short fairways, designed primarily for leisure and practice use.

Place Of Worship

An establishment where people can worship according to their particular faith.

Play Area

A public area where there are swings, slides, climbing frames, and so on.

Playing Field

An area of prepared grass with markings for sports where the public participate.

Police Headquarters

A site that is the principal office of a police force.

Police Station

The local office of a police force that has regular opening hours and is where the public can interact in person with the police service.

Police Support Site

A site used by a police force in support of police activities that is not a Police Station or Police Headquarters.

Post Office

A building which provides access to Royal Mail postal services to the public, either as a dedicated site or as part of another retail outlet.

Pottery

A site where ceramic products are made.

Pound

An enclosure in which animals or vehicles are confined while awaiting collection by their owners.

Power Station

A site, regardless of size, where electricity is generated by the consumption of fuel and then sold on for use by the electricity network.

Printing Works

A site where images and text are reproduced onto a physical medium, such as paper or plastic.

Prison

An establishment where convicted criminals or remand prisoners are detained.

Private Park Or Significant Garden

An area of garden or park featuring maintained lawns, flower beds and similar, with a proper name and no public access.

Private Residential Site

A site, usually including a building, used as a residential dwelling or a residential site with a well-defined extent and a proper name that groups other individual Private Residence Sites, for example, a named block of flats.

Professional Sports Training Ground

A site for the training of professional sportspeople.

Public Car And Coach Park

An open area of ground or a building where vehicles and coaches may park without the need to make prior arrangement.

Public Car And Commercial Vehicle Park

An open area of ground or a building where both vehicles belonging to members of the public and commercial vehicles may park without the need to make prior arrangement.

Public Car Park

An open area of ground or a building where vehicles may be left.

Public Convenience

A building or structure in which toilets are provided for the public.

Public House

An establishment which is licensed to sell beer, wine and spirits for consumption on the premises and sometimes off the premise, and where there is no expectation or obligation to have a meal.

Public Park Or Garden

A managed area of open land with free public access, laid out paths and formal flower beds or trees.

Public Recycling Site

A facility where the general public may leave items for recycling.

Public Waste Disposal Site

A public facility where unsorted waste may be disposed of.

Pumping Station

A complex for pumping liquids to either control their flow or distribution. Includes water, waste water, and unidentified liquid pumping stations.

Pupil Referral Site

A centre for children who are not able to attend a mainstream or special school.

Putting Green

An area for practising putting.

Quarry

A site associated with the extraction of minerals and/or fuel other than by mining for example open cast sites, pumped extraction sites.

Racquet Sports Club

The building and associated facilities for playing racquet sports.

Radar Station

An establishment containing buildings and equipment for the sending out and receiving of radar signals.

Rail Freight Transport

A site where freight is transferred either between rail vehicles or between rail vehicles and other modes of transport.

Rail Maintenance Site

A site associated with the provision of a rail service.

Railway Station

A feature by a railway network or light railway network where a train or light rail vehicle may stop to pick up goods or passengers.

Railway Station (Not Publicly Accessible)

A station that only serves a specific site, for example, a military camp or an industrial works.

Railway Station (Preserved Line)

A formal or informal stop on a preserved railway line.

Railway Station (Principal)

A location where passengers may board or alight train services that is one of the twenty most important railway stations managed by Network Rail.

Railway Station (Underground System)

A feature by a recognised underground railway network where a light rail vehicle or train may stop to pick up goods or passengers.

Railway Stop (Amusement)

A formal or informal stop on an amusement railway (including miniature).

Railway Stop (Funicular)

A formal or informal stop on a cliff or funicular railway.

Recreation Ground

An area of grass and / or made surfaces where the public participate in a range of sporting and leisure activities.

Recreational Or Social Club

A site where members of an organised group with similar interests meet.

Recycling Site

A site where materials are processed for reuse.

Religious Community Site

A site where believers in a faith live and worship together.

Religious Meeting Place

A place where members of a religious group congregate.

Research Site

A site where scientific investigations are undertaken, commercially or academically.

Retail Complex

A location with several units comprising predominantly retail stores and services for the general public, and associated facilities (e.g. car parks) that has a common name.

Retail Site

An individual standalone location that sells goods (including food and drink) or services to the general public.

Riding Stables

A site that offers training in horse riding skills and / or training in the care of horses in exchange for payment.

Road Freight Site

A compound used by a company which provides transportation of goods by road.

Road Maintenance Site

A site where support activities for managing the road network take place.

Rowing Club

A place and associated facilities where the sport of rowing takes place.

Royal Palace

A site owned by the crown estate, occupied (for some portion of the year) by a member of the Royal Family and administered by the Royal Household.

Rugby Ground (Spectating)

A site primarily for watching rugby. The site will include stands or tiered spectator seating as a minimum.

Rugby Pitch Or Ground (Participation)

A site primarily for participating in and playing rugby, where there are no stands or tiered spectator seating.

Rugby Stadium

A site, including a large, usually open structure with tiered spectator seating, used predominantly for rugby matches.

Sailing Centre

A facility where the sport of sailing is taught and practiced.

Satellite Earth Station

A group of buildings and satellite dishes used to transmit and receive signals relayed by satellites.

School

Educational establishment for pupils aged between four and nineteen.

Secure Residential Site

An establishment, sometimes part of a detention centre, where inmates are closely supervised in a secure environment.

Service Area

An area for supply of fuel, refreshments and so on near a trunk road or motorway.

Sheep Dip

A place where sheep are cleansed, either to preserve their wool or to prevent vermin.

Shinty Site

A site comprising one or more shinty pitches, plus associated features.

Ship Passenger Terminal

A complex where a ship, other than ferries, embark and disembark passengers.

Shipyard

A place where ships are built or repaired.

Shooting Lodge

A lodge for use during the shooting season.

Shooting Range

A site for non-military use where firearms may be discharged under controlled conditions.

Showground

A place for displaying animals, goods or equipment.

Shrine

Buildings and or structures associated with a shrine.

Skateboard Park

A permanent made structure used for skateboarding.

Ski Centre

An area and associated facility that caters for the sport of snow skiing.

Slate Mining

A site where slate is mined from the ground.

Smallholding

A small portion of agricultural or horticultural land usually rented from local authorities, includes the residence and other buildings.

Social Care Services Site

A site providing services designed to improve quality of life, usually for disadvantaged people.

Solar Power Site

A facility with the function of converting sunlight into electricity, either directly using photo-voltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP).

Solid Fuel Distribution Or Storage Site

A site where solid fuel is stored prior to use of further distribution.

Speedway Track

A site providing facilities for speedway motorcycle racing.

Sports Ground (Spectating)

A site primarily for watching a variety of sports.

Sports Or Exercise Facility

A site that provides opportunities to partake in and / or view sporting and exercise activities.

Sports Pavilion

A building, usually at a sports ground, providing facilities for players and spectators with a view of proceedings.

Sports Stadium

A site, including a large, usually open structure with tiered spectator seating, used for variety of sports with no one sport dominating.

Steel Works

A large facility that manufactures steel and steel products.

Stone Works

Buildings, structures and features associated with the working of stone.

Stupa

A dome-shaped monument, used to house Buddhist relics or to commemorate significant facts of Buddhism or Jainism.

Sugar Refinery

A site where sugar beet or cane is processed to form refined sugar.

Swimming Pool

A site that offers bathing facilities to the public.

Synagogue

A building where Jewish people meet to worship or study their religion.

Telecommunications Site

A site that forms part of the telecommunications network.

Telephone Exchange

A building where connections are made between telephone lines.

Television Studio

An establishment from where television programmes are made and broadcast.

Tennis Site

An establishment where tennis is taught and played.

Tenpin Bowling Centre

A building catering for tenpin bowling, but where other recreational activities may take place.

Theatre

A building where plays, shows and other entertainment are performed to the public.

Tidal Power Station

A facility with the function of generating power (mainly electricity) using the energy of tides.

Timber Distribution Or Storage Site

A site where timber is kept as part of the distribution or processing chain.

Timber Mill

An area where logs are sawn into planks.

Tourist Attraction

The buildings, features and land comprising a site of interest to tourists.

Tourist Information Centre

A place that supplies the public with a range of tourist information about a general area.

Training Site

A site where work-related education is provided.

Travellers Site

A designated area providing facilities for the travelling community, distinct from recreational campers and caravanners.

Unclassified Site

A feature that represent sites whose function has yet to be determined.

University

An institution of higher education with the authority to award degrees.

University College

A facility that is part of a university but does not have degree awarding powers.

University Halls Of Residence

A site providing transitory accommodation for university students.

University School

One or more named departments, faculties or sections of a University or University College. They are normally dedicated to a particular subject or research area, for example, School Of Medicine, Department Of Geography.

University Sports Or Exercise Facility

A site where university students partake in sporting activities.

University Support Site

A section or department that provides a supporting or administrative role to a university facility.

Vehicle Charging Site

A site dedicated solely to the public charging of electric vehicles.

Vehicle Repair Garage

A commercial establishment where motor vehicles are serviced and repaired.

Vehicle Testing Site

A site primarily for the testing of vehicles' roadworthiness.

Vehicular Rail Terminal

A facility where freight vehicles may be transferred to or from the rail network.

Ventilating Station

A site provided for the operation of a ventilation system where there are buildings or machinery to ventilate a structure, for example, for a major tunnel.

Visitor Information Centre

A dedicated building for visitors to a particular attraction or establishment, concentrating on providing information about that site.

War Memorial

A memorial for people, normally service personnel, who died in a conflict.

Waste Disposal Site

A site for the final disposal of solid waste on land.

Waste Incineration Site

An apparatus, such as a furnace, where refuse is destroyed by burning.

Waste Processing Site

An industrial area devoted to the processing, neutralising, and stabilising of solid waste.

Waste Water Treatment Works

A site where water is treated to remove impurities and waste in suspension after use.

Water Distribution Site

A site performing part of the process of supplying water for domestic or industrial use.

Water Monitoring Station

A site that monitors information about water. Typically monitoring the level of rivers or streams to warn of possible flooding.

Water Sports Centre

A facility catering for water sports.

Water Treatment Site

A site where water is treated to remove impurities before use.

Weighbridge

A site dedicated to the weighing of goods vehicles.

Wholesale Food Market

A complex that may be used for the wholesale receipt, distribution, or sale of food.

Wildlife Observation Site

A site that has facilities for observing wildlife.

Wildlife Or Zoological Park

A site where animals are kept to allow the public to view them.

Winery

A site where wine is commercially produced. Includes establishments with vineyards.

Yacht Club

A site providing facilities for the recreational sailing of wind-powered boats, primarily for members.

Youth Hostel

A building providing accommodation administered by the Youth Hostel Association in England and Wales and the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association in Scotland.

Youth Organisation Camp Site

An area used by an organisation for young people as temporary accommodation.

Youth Recreational Or Social Club

A building used for meetings and other events by a youth organisation.

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