As confirmed by our slightly famous milestone, Yatton Keynell lies 97 miles from Hyde Park Corner, London, on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Mentioned in the Domesday book, Sir William Keynell gave the village its modern name in the 13th Century when he built St. Margaret’s Church, whilst John Aubrey Close takes its name from the antiquary and writer known for his work on Stonehenge and Avebury, locations only marginally more visitworthy than Yatton Keynell itself.

We’re proud of our school, pub, Post Office and Market Cross, the latter being the only example to be built in Wiltshire for centuries. This is not, though, the extent of our amenities, local groups and businesses, all of which make Yatton Keynell a sought-after location.

Whether you’re planning a visit, looking to relocate or simply searching for references to our tiny neighbour Tiddleywink; welcome to our website and to our village. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Latest News

Accounts for the Year ending 31st March 2018

The Annual Governance & Accounting Statements for year ending 31st March 2018 were approved by the Parish Council on 14th May 2018. Annual Governance Report 2017-18 Annual Internal Audit Report 2017-18 Annual Accounting Statements 2017-18 Bank Reconcilation Certificate of Exemption CBF Report Expenditure Summary Fixed Assets Variance... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 9th April 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 9th April 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr K Jones, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 5 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY No issues raised 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr F Plowman – Consulted Neighbour – 18/20272/FUL 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Crookall, Cllr K Jones & Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE. Cllr R Whittaker is on sabbatical for three months. 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 5th March 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION Churchyard Status – Chair to arrange meeting with representative of PCC to discuss opinions published by NALC re Churchyards. Burial Ground Charges have been published and sent to local Funeral Directors, stonemason and Benefice Office. The establishment of a Children’s Funeral Fund announced by No.10 on 31st March 2018 was noted, how this is implemented will be monitored. 6. PLANNING 18/20272/FUL – Demolition of Existing Garage Premises; Erection of Four Detached Dwellings and Associated Garaging & Landscaping – Phillips Car Bodywork Ltd, Yatton Keynell, SN14 7JT. Support – subject to conditions – as stated below. The Council were informed that there is currently a site drainage report being prepared. The Council seeks clarification on the ownership of the drainage ditch between the site and John Aubrey Close and the arrangement for future access. The Council requests that the pavement in Grittleton... read more

Parish Council Chairman’s Report 2017 – 18

Like all Parish Council we have our routine and regular business but in the year now closing the by far major topic for consideration has been the Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan. In respect of Yatton Keynell, 7 sites had been identified (although the draft included what is now Blacksmith Close as a potential site). These were progressively filtered down until in the final iteration, site 482 – Land East of Farrells Field was finally put forward in the Plan. This was not the first time development of this site had been proposed and we knew that Charles Church (Persimmon) had an option on the site. They had approached us some 3 years ago to gauge our views on a proposal they tabled which amounted to about 30 houses. At that time we could see no justification for this additional housing; the school was at capacity and the doctors’ surgery had put in plans to extend the premises to accommodate the numbers of patients already registered. Nevertheless we were not at all surprised to see this proposal in the Plan and we had to consider it afresh. Understandably, it provoked a strong response from the residents and neighbours of Farrells Field and we had an obligation to listen carefully to all sides of the argument. We consulted School Governors and Jubilee Field Surgery to assess their positions. Very interestingly we were advised that the 2017 intake was well under the ceiling and the future projections suggested that the additional children anticipated from another 30 houses could easily be accommodated. Similarly the Surgery felt able to accommodate another 90... read more

Around the village

Wrong Way Round 2016

Yatton Keynell’s world-famous cycling event is back for 2016 with a choice of 2 routes to suit everyone from the casual cyclist to the fitness fanatic.

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Bybrook Pre-school

Our popular pre-school operates four days a week from the spacious Village Hall, with a toddler group on Fridays.

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Village Hall

The Village Hall is a modern purpose built building opened some 20 years ago which is available for hire for Wedding Receptions, Private Parties, Dances and other events.
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By Brook Valley School

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, By Brook Valley CE Primary School was built in 1998 when the schools of Biddestone, Nettleton and Burton, Castle Combe and Yatton Keynell joined together.
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The Bell Inn

This 17th Century Inn is situated in the centre of the village close to the Post Office, village shop and 13th Century church.
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St. Margaret's Church

St. Margaret’s is part of the By Brook Benefice, a group of nine rural parishes.
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