St Bartholomews church Yealmpton

Yealmpton is a beautiful village in the English county of Devon, at about 8 miles from Plymouth. Its name comes from the river Yealm that runs through the village. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 1,677.

 

In Yealmpton, you have a pre and primary school with a Village Hall for meetings and entertainments. It is also home to a 400 year-old stone cottage where , it is said, a version of the famous rhyme “Old Mother Hubbard” was written; it is a restaurant now. Green marble was quarried in the site of Kitley caves and you can see an arch of it in the British Museum! Another place worth seeing is Kitley House.

Visitors will see two pubs, two churches: St Bartholomew’s CoE church was built on the site of a 12th century building. An agricultural Show takes place in Yealmpton and thousands turn up to enjoy the best of what the Devon countryside can offer.

Milizac and Yealpton have been twinned since 1988. The Yealmpton twinning committee has a website that you can visit to know more about its history, its visits home and abroad, and the way the committee works. Of course, its logo is the same as the logo of the Milizac twinning association.

 


Link to the Twinning English web site and to the daily Yealmpton Press

Yealmpton sur Wikipedia