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.

Break backe

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Break backe 1595 FMap
  • an acr ' called Broak backe 1595 FMap
  • Broak backe c.1638 Holywell


Break backe 15951, an acr' called Broak backe 15952, Broak backe c.1638(aderogatory nickname for a piece of land difficult to work)