Church of All Saints
Yelvertoft shown within Northamptonshire
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Yelvertoft's main thoroughfare, called High Street, is approximately three quarters of a mile long, from the Parish Church of All Saints to the Village Hall.
The town was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086, where a priest was mentioned. The name is derived from differing sources: 'Yelver' from the Saxon personal name Ceolfrith, possibly evolving later to 'Gelver'. The '-toft' suffix denoted a small settlement in Danish. Yelvertoft has a maintained a more independent, rural character compared to other villages in the region, such as Crick, because no major transport routes pass through it.
Sites of historical interest include a monument built for the 13th century Rector of the All Saints Church, John Drycson, a charity school building constructed in 1792 (the school was established in 1711) which now serves as the Reading Room, and a town pump dating from 1900, which was renovated in 2000.
According to the most recent figures there are 851 people living in the village, in a total of some 356 houses.
Yelvertoft has three churches (Anglican, Congregational, Roman Catholic), a primary school, a post-office and general stores, a butcher's shop, a public house, an Equestrian centre and many small businesses.
Recreational facilities include a cricket field and football pitch. The village hall also comprises a sports field and pocket park which includes a children's play area, a skate park and a basketball court.
Yelvertoft has many accessible transport links.
Yelvertoft is linked by road with access to either Junction 18 or 19 of the M1 motorway within 10 minutes drive from the village.
The Grand Union Canal passes close to the village.
- Office for National Statistics: Yelvertoft CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 1 December 2009
- "Crick & Yelvertoft". Northamptonshire County Council. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- The Domesday Book Online, Northamptonshire
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