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Re: ORIGIN of YELVERTON ? Anyone know?
Posted by: Steve Yelvington Date: July 24, 2000 at 19:38:07
In Reply to: Re: ORIGIN of YELVERTON ? Anyone know? by Andrew Bols of 248

The local lore in Yelverton, Devon, England, is that the name of that village is derived not from any individuals but from old language referring to a stream crossing and perhaps an elm tree. Yelverton, Horrabridge and Leg of Mutton together barely amount to a town today. The name Yelverton was elevated in importance by virtue of identifying an RAF airstrip used to defend Plymouth during World War II. No one I talked with on a visit in 1999 was aware of anyone named Yelverton having lived in the district.


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