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High Street, Yelling
Grid reference: TL260625
Location: 52°15’0"N, 0°9’36"W
Post town: Huntingdon
Postcode: PE19
Dialling code: 01480
Local Government
Council: Huntingdonshire

Yelling is a quiet village in Huntingdonshire, set in a woodland valley close to the county's south-eastern boundary. It is a linear village with attractive thatched and half-timbered cottages and an air of peace.

The village's name was in Anglo-Saxon days, named Gelling, pronounced the same as today, a name taken from the manorial family of Gill or Gell.

In its 12th Century church are four bells dated from 1666 and two stained glass windows in memory of a former rector and his wife. The noted evangelist Henry Venn was Yelling's vicar from 1771 until his death there in 1797, and a plaque commemorating him is set over the pulpit.

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