Y

Yarcledon Hill (Aston Ingham).

A farm near by is called Yarlton, and this prob. is the place referred to in these entries. Baddeley thinks Yarcledon is 'hill on which the common ragwort grows'. See Yarkhill.

Yare Farm (Woolhope).

No old forms. It may be a Celtic river-root found in Garran (q.v.), or it may be O.E. gar, 'a javelin', or gara, 'a point of land', also 'a whirlpool'. (The farm is on a stream with a rugged hill above it.)

Yarkhill.

The word in the Kemble Chart. means 'Yard vessel', a strange place-name ! It is easy to understand that, from 1163 till to-day, the second element has been confused with -hill. Baddeley thinks the first element, which should have developed into Garth, has been confused with a dialect-word yark, 'the plant ragwort'.

Yarpole.

A difficult word. The first element might be O.E. geard, as in Yarkhill, or it might be the Celtic river-root found in Garran (q.v.). The second element, in either case, would be the same: O.E. pol, or Welsh pwll, 'a pool'. But if it were an originally Celtic name, pwll would come first as in Pool Dye (pwll-ddhu) in Goodrich. In the Shrops. Dom. is Pole, now Polemere, apparently a tautology.

Yarsop.

'Eadred's hope'. For second element see Appendix, -hope.

Yatton (Much Marcle; Aymestrey).

'Gate-town'. See Symond's Yat. There is a Yatt (small holding) in Newton-in-Clodock.

Yazor.

Yarcledon Hill (Aston Ingham).

A farm near by is called Yarlton, and this prob. is the place referred to in these entries. Baddeley thinks Yarcledon is 'hill on which the common ragwort grows'. See Yarkhill.

Yare Farm (Woolhope).

No old forms. It may be a Celtic river-root found in Garran (q.v.), or it may be O.E. gar, 'a javelin', or gara, 'a point of land', also 'a whirlpool'. (The farm is on a stream with a rugged hill above it.)

Yarkhill.

The second element is -ofr, so frequent in our county, for which see Appendix. The first element seems to have been in doubt even in the earliest days. Yav-, Yag-, Yan-, and Gav- are all found. J.G. Wood thinks the word is O.E. iwes-ora, 'yew-bank'.

Yearsett (Court, Bromyard).

Yearston (farm, Upper Sapey).

The Yeld (Marston).

Yeldo (Withington).

Yeld is a surname in the county.

Return to top of page

URL of this page: http://www.melocki.org.uk/places/Y.html

Copyright notice:
All pages at http://www.melocki.org.uk
are Copyright Mel Lockie 2011.
All rights reserved.
For a detailed copyright policy see: Conditions of Use.