Yelvertoft

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Yelvertoft
Yelvertoft Church of All Saints.JPG
Church of All Saints
Yelvertoft is located in Northamptonshire
Yelvertoft
Yelvertoft
 Yelvertoft shown within Northamptonshire
Population 821 
OS grid reference SP5975
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN6
Dialling code 01788
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire

Coordinates: 52°22′26″N 1°07′23″W / 52.374°N 1.123°W / 52.374; -1.123

Yelvertoft High Street

Yelvertoft is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 821 people.[1]

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.

History[edit]

Village pump

The town was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086, where a priest was mentioned.[2][3] 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.[2]

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.

Demography[edit]

According to the most recent figures there are 851 people living in the village, in a total of some 356 houses.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

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.

Transport links[edit]

Yelvertoft has many accessible transport links.

Bus

Regular buses connect Yelvertoft with neighbouring villages and towns such as Rugby and Northampton.

Rail

Railway stations in towns near Yelvertoft include Long Buckby, Market Harborough, Rugby and Northampton.

Road

Yelvertoft is linked by road with access to either Junction 18 or 19 of the M1 motorway within 10 minutes drive from the village.

Canal

The Grand Union Canal passes close to the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Yelvertoft CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 1 December 2009
  2. ^ a b "Crick & Yelvertoft". Northamptonshire County Council. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ The Domesday Book Online, Northamptonshire

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