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Early-attested site in the Parish of Uplyme

Historical Forms

  • Yale 1238 Ass
  • Yall 1809 M


It is probably the W  ial , 'fertile region,' found also in the stream-names Deverill and Fonthill (W) (v. Ekwall RN 124, 161). It may here have been the name of the valley now known as Yawl Bottom.