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Yealmpton is a village in the Englishmarker county of Devonmarker. It is located on the A379 Plymouthmarker to Kingsbridgemarker road and is about from Plymouthmarker. It derives its name from the River Yealmmarker that flows through the village. Yealmpton is home to a 400 year-old stone cottage, where it is said, a version of the famous rhyme Old Mother Hubbard was written by Sarah Catherine Martin. It is also the site of Kitley Caves where green marble was quarried; there is an arch of it in the British Museummarker.

Railway service

Yealmpton Train plaque


From 1898 to 1960, Yealmpton was the terminus of the Yealmpton to Plymouthmarker branch railway line. The line was built by the Great Western Railway. In its early days the line carried passengers and freight. The growth in the number of motor cars and buses led to reducing passenger traffic in the 1920s and passenger services ceased on the line in 1930. From then until 1941, only freight traffic ran on the line. Passenger services were restored in 1941, as villages such as Yealmpton were then being used as dormitory areas by the people of Plymouthmarker following the severe air raids on the city. The passenger services ceased again in October 1947 and freight services only ran until 1960, when the line closed completely. The station at Yealmpton was demolished and housing in Riverside Walk now stands on the site.

Agricultural Show

Known as one of the best one day shows in the region, 2008 marked the 121st Agricultural Show. Despite the weather, thousands turned up to enjoy the best of what the Devonmarker countryside had to offer. Highlights included the Royal Horse Artillery parading and firing their guns as well as the M.A.D mountain bike display team.

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