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.

Breach Copse

Other OS name in the Parish of Cranborne

Historical Forms

  • Breache(s) e17 CecilMap
  • Breach Coppice & Breach Grd 1846 TA


, Breache (s )e17CecilMap , Breach Coppice & Breach Grd 1846TA , v. brǣc ' land broken up for cultivation ' , cf. prec. which contains a form of the same word in which early shortening has taken place .