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Yeaveley, Derbyshire

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Yeaveley, Derbyshire

Yeaveley is a small village near Rodsley and 4 miles south of Ashbourne in Derbyshire. The village has no school but does have a public house and the Holy Trinity Church. During the reign of Richard I, Ralph Foun gave a hermitage at Yeaveley with lands, waters, woods, mills, and other appurtenances to the Knights Hospitallers.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1840
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01335

Other names by which Yeaveley, Derbyshire has been known in the past


Yeaveley, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Yeaveley, eccl. dist. and township, Shirley par., Derbyshire, 4 miles S. of Ashborne - dist., pop. 226; township, 1080 ac., pop. 199.

Yeaveley, Derbyshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

YEAVELEY, a chapelry, in the parish of Shirley, hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 4½ miles (S.) from Ashbourn; containing 329 inhabitants. The township comprises 1065 acres, of fertile soil, and has a well-built village, seated about a mile east of the high road from Ashbourn to Sudbury: Earl Ferrers is a considerable owner, and the lord of the manor. The common laud, about fifty acres, was inclosed in 1840. The chapel, rebuilt on a new site in 1840, and dedicated to the Trinity, is a neat brick structure, of which the cost, about £800, was defrayed by subscription, aided by a grant from the Incorporated Society; it has a tower, and contains 154 sittings, whereof 74 are free. An ecclesiastical district was annexed to it in 1844. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar. The impropriate tithes of the township have been commuted for £50, and the vicarial for £20. Here was a commandery of the Knights Hospitallers, dedicated to St. Mary and St. John the Baptist, to which Sir William Meynell was a great benefactor in 1268, and which had a revenue of £107. 3. 8. The chapel of this commandery, now called Stydd Chapel, has fallen to ruins, which present, nevertheless, some beautiful remains of early-English work.

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