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Survey of English Place-Names

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Yell Bank

Other OS name in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • The Healdes 1623 SRO567/1/229

Etymology

, 1833 OS . Probably helde ' slope ' . This term is applied in p. ns . to slopes less steep than those denoted by clif . Yell Bank is a ridge with smooth slopes of equal steepness on both sides , as can be observed from the road on top of the ridge . This may be The Healdes 1623SRO 567 /1 /229 .