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.

Yellowland and Youldon

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holsworthy

Historical Forms

  • Yeoldelonde 1390 FF
  • Yoldon 1330 SR
  • Yeoldon 1333 SR
  • Yoldedon 1390 ADiv


'Old land' and 'hill,' v. dun . 'Old' probably meaning 'long under cultivation'. Cf. Addenda supra lviii.