Yealmpton village is centrally located on the main A379 road between Kingsbridge and Plymouth and has quick access to the A38 making it popular for commuters. The village has shops, pubs, restaurants and a tea room. There is a petrol station and garage, as well as a medical centre. The annual Yealmpton Agricultural Show is a high point in the year. 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.
The parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew and was designed by William Butterfield. It dates from 1850 when, due to their poor condition, the nave and the chancel were completely rebuilt at a cost of £7000 which was largely borne by the Bastard family. Read our history