Long Break

Place-name:Long Break
Suggested Meaning:long break on a rock face
SSE long ‘long’ SSE break ‘break, gap’
Blaeu Coila (1654):N/A
OS Name Books (1855-57):Long Break
Location:Ordnance Survey (1895)

Long Break

The entry in the Ayrshire Ordnance Survey Name Book (1855-57) for Long Break reads-

A hollow between stratified rock, on Black Craig Hill, extending from the base to the summit in a curved direction.

Map 1: Long Break (OS Map 1857) | Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

The Long Break runs from the rock formation known as Black Clints [1] on the lower west facing slopes of Blackcraig Hill and sweeps up to the summit.


[1] New Cumnock Place-Names | Clints, Black and Merry
Reproduced with the Permission of National Library of Scotland
Map 1: Ordnance Survey Maps – Six-inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1843-1882 (1857) |Long Break
Ordnance Survey Name Books
By Permission of Scotland’s Places
Ayrshire OS Name Books (1855-57) Vol. 49| Long Break