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Yealmpton, Devon

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Yealmpton, Devon

Yealmpton (pronounced "yalmpton") is a village and civil parish in the English county of Devon. It is located in the South Hams on the A379 Plymouth to Kingsbridge road and is about 8 miles from Plymouth. It derives its name from the River Yealm that flows through the village. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,923. Yealmpton is home to a 400 year-old stone cottage, where it is said, a version of the famous rhyme Old Mother Hubbard was written.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5751
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01752
Population1,923 (2001)

Other names by which Yealmpton, Devon has been known in the past

Yealhampton ~ Elintone ~ Elintona

Yealmpton, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Yealmpton, par. and vil., Devon, on river Yealm, 6½ miles SE. of Plymouth, 3371 ac. and 108 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 932; P.O., T.O.; was anciently known as Yealhampton, and was an important place, with the status of a borough.

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