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.

Brech

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Brech 1294–5 Acc 1295–6 Acc
  • Brich 1294–5 Acc 1295–6 Acc
  • le Breches 1415 NfD 1422 FB

Etymology

Brech, Brich 1294–5, 1295–6 Acc Hem, le Breches 1415 NfD, 1422 FB(v. brēc'land broken up for cultivation')