Claybrigs CLT S NO338084 1 373 155m NWF

Claybrigs 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [marked further south at NO336079]

Sc or SSE clay + ? Sc or SSE brick

A reference to the clay- and shale-rich soil, which was quarried for local brick-making. There were brick-works, for example, on the hill above Cults Farm. The second element, if it is indeed ‘bricks’, has been assimilated to Sc brigs ‘bridges’. Claybrigs does not even lie on a burn.

    Claybrigs is described in the OS Name Book as a ‘few cottage houses on the farm of Brotus occupied by farm labourers’ (16, 57).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2