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Llyn Brianne Reservoir

Llyn Brianne Reservoir: What's in a name?


No one had heard of the word Brianne until the proposal for the new dam was put forward.  It is in fact named after a stream, called ‘Nant y Bryniau’, which literally means a stream in the hills.  

At some time a mapmaker had misspelt the word Bryniau, a common occurrence when people are not used to the Welsh language. So now it is known as Brianne. Llyn y Bryniau would have been a far nicer name; it means, 'lake of the hills'.

"Llyn" is Welsh for Lake.


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