YALWORTHY

Now-vanished hamlet which was originally ‘Oldworthy’, the old farm. As the adjacent farm is Linscott, which must date from the twelfth century at the latest (on etymological grounds), Yalworthy probably dates from the Saxon period. Its position at the terminus of the old road along the side of the hill from Moreton also supports this. There were a number of buildings here at the time of the Courtenay Survey (1790) and the tithe map; but nothing remains now except an ash house, which is listed by English Heritage (ID no. 85005) as 18th century. [IJFM]  

WEST YALWORTHY. Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where Mary Cumming is said to occupy the house and 70 acres.

 

 

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