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.

Yerdley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Long Compton

Historical Forms

  • Yerdeley 1477 Compton
  • Yeardley Hitch c.1800 ib


Yerdley Fm is Yerdeley 1477Compton , Yeardley Hitch c. 1800 ib. Identical in origin with Yardley (PN Wo 231, PN Nth 108) and referring to woodland from which yards or spars are taken. Cf. also PN D liii. For hitch v. infra 335.