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Holy Cross Church, Yelling
Yelling is located in Cambridgeshire
Yelling shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 300 (2011)
OS grid reference TL260625
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town St Neots
Postcode district PE19
EU Parliament East of England

Yelling is a linear village and civil parish in England located around 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of St Neots and 10 miles (16 km) south of Huntingdon. The village was formerly part of the historic county of Huntingdonshire and now lies within the Huntingdonshire administrative district of Cambridgeshire.[1]


Yelling has had a variety of spellings recorded through its history, including Gellinge (11th century), Gylling (12th–15th century) and Illyng (16th century). The name is thought to be derived from the manorial family Gill or Gell.[2] The village was listed as Gelinge, Gellinge and Ghellinge in the Domesday Book in the Hundred of Toseland in Huntingdonshire.[3] In 1086 there were two manors at Yelling and 25 households.[4]

In A History of the County of Huntingdon: Vol 2, published in 1932, the village is noted for its 17th-century houses and cottages. Many of these are found on the High Street and include The Old Forge and the double-pile plan Church Farmhouse, built of local red brick.[2][5]


For Yelling the highest tier of local government is Cambridgeshire County Council. Yelling is part of the electoral division of Buckden, Gransden and The Offords[6] and is represented on the county council by one councillor.[7] The second tier of local government is Huntingdonshire District Council, a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire. Yelling is a part of the district ward of Gransden and The Offords and is represented on the district council by two councillors.[8][6] As a civil parish, Yelling has a parish council.

Yelling was in the historic and administrative county of Huntingdonshire until 1965. From 1965, the village was part of the new administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough. Then in 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972, Yelling became a part of the county of Cambridgeshire.

At Westminster Yelling is in the parliamentary constituency of Huntingdon,[6] and has been represented since 2001 in the House of Commons by Jonathan Djanogly (Conservative). For the European Parliament Yelling is part of the East of England constituency.

High Street Yelling



In the period 1801 to 1901 the population of Yelling was recorded every ten years by the UK census. During this time the population was in the range of 242 (the lowest was in 1901) and 414 (the highest was in 1861).[9]

From 1901, a census was taken every ten years with the exception of 1941 (due to the Second World War).

Yelling 246 225 193 220 231 249 269 259 299 300

All population census figures from report Historic Census figures Cambridgeshire to 2011 by Cambridgeshire Insight.[9]

In 2011, the parish covered an area of 1,846 acres (747 hectares)[9] and the population density of Yelling in 2011 was 104 persons per square mile (40. 2 per square kilometre).

Religious sites

Although a church in Yelling is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the oldest part of the Grade II* listed Parish Church of the Holy Cross dates back to around 1190.[10] It includes two original 13th-century windows in the south aisle wall and south doorway.[11] There is a canonical sundial on the south wall. The noted evangelist Henry Venn was Yelling's vicar from 1771 until his death in 1797, and there is a plaque in his memory over the pulpit.[12]

The village also has a Baptist chapel, established in 1850 and still in use today for services and community events. This no longer appears to be the case and there is a planning application for a dwelling on the notice board outside the church.[13]


  1. ^ "Cambridgeshire maps". Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 2: Yelling". 30 July 1918. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Dr Ann Williams, Professor G.H. Martin, eds. (1992). Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin Books. p. 1430. ISBN 0-141-00523-8. CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Professor J.J.N. Palmer, University of Hull. "Open Domesday: Place – Yelling". www. Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in Yelling". www. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Cambridgeshire County Council: Councillors". www. Cambridgeshire County Council. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Huntingdonshire District Council: Councillors". www. Huntingdonshire District Council. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c "Historic Census figures Cambridgeshire to 2011" (xlsx – download). www. Cambridgeshire Insight. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Retrieved 23 February 2013
  11. ^ "Parish Church of the Holy Cross at Yelling". www. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Henry Venn". Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Yelling Baptist Chapel". Retrieved 9 February 2016. 

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