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.

Yardley Gobion

Major Settlement in the Parish of Yardley Gobion

Historical Forms

  • Gerdeslai 1166 P
  • Gerdele 1200,1206 Cur
  • Jerdelai 1166 P(CR) 1316 FA
  • Jerdel al. Yerdele 1299 Ipm
  • Jeardelegh 1286 FF
  • Yerdele(ie) 1299 Ipm
  • Yerdele juxta Potterespyrye 1305 Ass
  • Yerdele Gobioun 1353 Ipm
  • Yerdele Gobyon 1363 ADiii
  • Yardeley Gubbyn 1580 FF
  • Yardley Gubbins 1702 Poll


OE  gyrda -lēah , 'woodland from which yards or spars are taken.' Cf. Yardley (PN Wo 231, PN D Addenda liii), v. leah .Henry Gubyun had a holding here in 1228 (Cl). The old pronunciation is preserved in Gubbins Hill , a field-name in Potterspury.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site