English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Short Breach

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Short Breach 1615 DuCo
  • Short Breech 1650 ParlSurv

Etymology

Short Breach(Short Breach 1615, Short Breech 1650, cf. la Bereche 1345, v.brēc)