English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

East Youlstone

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bradworthy

Historical Forms

  • Yulkesdon juxta Bradeworthy 1353 Ass
  • Yulkesdon 1302 Ass
  • ʒolkesdone 1310 Exon
  • Yolkesdon 1476 FF


Across the county boundary in Cornwall is West Youlstone, Yulkesdon 1302Ass , ʒolkesdone 1310 Exon (p), Yolkesdon 1476FF . The first element here is probably a late OE or early ME  pers. name Geoloc , 'little yellow one.' Hence, 'Geoloc 's dun.'