Place:Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England

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NameYoulgreave
Alt namesGiogravesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 71
Youlgravesource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.167°N 1.667°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Youlgreave or Youlgrave is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, lying on the River Bradford, four kilometres south of Bakewell. Both spellings are used on different local signposts and on different maps. The name possibly derives from "yellow grove" (the ore mined locally being yellow in colour), though historically the village was called "Giolgrave". The village is locally known as "Pommie". The population of the parish in 1991 was 1256; it is one of the largest villages wholly within the Peak District National Park.

Youlgrave stands on the hillside above the confluence of Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale.

As well as three public houses – The Bulls Head Hotel, George Hotel and Farmyard Inn – the village has a filling station (Youlgreave Garage), a doctors' surgery and two shops (one with a post office annex).

Three long-distance paths, the Alternative Pennine Way, the Limestone Way and the White Peak Way, pass through the village, swelling the numbers of walkers.

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