Yarkhill is a small, village in the Frome valley, and in 811 was known as Geardcylle which meant an enclosure within a kiln. One of King Harold’s Knights, Arkell, held the village in 1066 so it is possible that the present day name of Yarkhill is derived from this man, however the Saxon word Yarcle, (slope of the hill) could also be the origin.

Churches of Yarkhill

  • St. John the Baptist - Yarkhill

    The current church at Yarkhill is probably over 800 years old, although there were extensive renovations in 1862, but some 13th century bits and pieces still remain, such as in the porch and the base of the tower.

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