Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Breich

Breich, a rivulet of Lanark, Linlithgow, and Edinburgh shires. It rises in Cambusnethan parish, Lanarkshire, receiving there the Lingore, Kitchen, Darmead, and Leadloch burns; and, passing soon out of Lanarkshire, proceeds about 7¾ miles east-north-eastward, along the boundary between Linlithgow and Edinburgh shires, till it falls into the Almond, 2 miles E by N of Blackburn. Places called Breichdyke, Wester Breich, Mid Breich, and Easter Breich, are on its left side, within Whitburn parish, Linlithgowshire, near its influx to the Almond; and also in Whitburn is Breich station, on the Cleland section of the Caledonian railway, 4¼ miles W by S of West Calder station, serving for Longrigg.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a rivulet"   (ADL Feature Type: "streams")
Administrative units: Cambusnethan ScoP       Lanarkshire ScoCnty       Midlothian ScoCnty       West Lothian ScoCnty
Place: Breich

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