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English nameBrechin
Gaelic nameBreichin
Genitive formBhreichin

Location and type of place name

Local authorityAngus ~ Aonghas
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Angus ~ Siorrachd Aonghais
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBRECHIN
Postcode areaDD9
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNO597603
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesBreichin: Watson CW67
breachain, brechan, breichin: Diack Inscriptions, 183 and MS2276
Breichin: Diack Place-names of Pictland, i, 128
See also Watson 1926, 112, says Book of Deer form Brecini gen (for Brechini).
A previous recommendation for Breichinn was given, but since uncovering further evidence, this has been changed.
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