Brockloch

Place-name:Brockloch
Suggested Meaning:‘badger’s den’
First elementGaelic broclaich‘ badger’s den
Blaeu Coila (1654):Brokloc
OS Name Books (1855-57):Brockloch
Location:Ordnance Survey (1892-1960)
Other Early Forms:
Brokloche (1625), Brokloc (1654), Brochloch of Blarein (1706)

The sheep farm of Brockloch sids on the north facing slope of Blarene hill between Blarene Burn and Connel Burn. In the 1706 Barony of Afton charter is appears as Brochloch of Blarein.

The Ordnance Survey Name Books (1855-57) entry reads –

A good farm house occupied by George Sloan the property of Mr. A Cunninghame, of Logan

George Sloan was the son of the late Alexander Sloan and Euphemia Park. The large family had moved here from Galston. The proprietor was William Allason Cunningham Esq. of Logan who had inherited Brockloch, one of the few remaining Gordon of Afton properties (Barony of Afton) in New Cumnock.

Brockloch (Photo Robert Guthrie)

Brockloch is a relatively common place-name including three others in Ayrshire found in the Ordnance Survey Name Books in the parishes of Craigie, Girvan and Maybole.

Brockloch from the other side of Connel Burn

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

References
[1] Dictionary of the Scots Language| brock
Maps 
By Permission of National Library of Scotland 
https://maps.nls.uk/ 
Map 1 | Blaeu, Brokloc 
Map 2 | Ordnance Survey, Brockloch
Ordnance Survey Name Books
By Permission of Scotland’s Places
scotlandsplaces.gov.uk
Ayrshire OS Name Books (1855-57) Vol. 49| Brockloch