West Youlstone

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West Youlstone
Dandelions in a field near West Youlstone - geograph.org.uk - 407316.jpg
West Youlstone is located in Cornwall
West Youlstone
West Youlstone
West Youlstone shown within Cornwall
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX23
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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50°54′N 4°28′W / 50.9°N 4.47°W / 50.9; -4.47Coordinates: 50°54′N 4°28′W / 50.9°N 4.47°W / 50.9; -4.47

West Youlstone is a hamlet in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It lies seven miles north north west of Bude and north of Kilkhampton along the A39 road.[1][2] It belongs to the parish of Morwenstow, and lies to the east of it.[3] East Youlstone is immediately to the east but is in Devon.


Archaeological discoveries on the site have revealed it was occupied in the Bronze Age.[4] It is mentioned in the memoirs of James Thorne of Shebbear.[5]


  1. ^ Mason, Oliver (1 January 1972). The gazetteer of England: England's cities, towns, villages and hamlets : a comprehensive list with basic details on each. David and Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5632-6. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. 
  3. ^ Brendon, Piers (10 July 1975). Hawker of Morwenstow: portrait of a Victorian eccentric. J. Cape. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-224-01122-8. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Pearce, Susan M. (1983). The Bronze Age metalwork of South Western Britain. B.A.R. p. 356. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  5. ^ James Thorne; John Thorne (1873). James Thorne, of Shebbear: a memoir; compiled from his diary and letters. Bible Christian Bookroom. Retrieved 8 October 2011.