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.

( Long ) Breach

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Nywebreche 1312 Prideaux
  • furlango qui vocatur La Breche 1322 CottCh
  • claus ' voc ' Breche 1546 Glyn

Etymology

(Long) Breach(Nywebreche 1312, furlango qui vocatur La Breche 1322, claus' voc' Breche 1546, v. nīwe, brǣc)