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

Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan (up to 2026)

  The draft proposal includes a development of approximately 30 dwellings on land to the East of Farrells Field. Wiltshire Council’s preferred access is via Farrells Field. There is a ten week consultation period ending 22 September 2017. Many residents from the immediate vicinity expressed their opinion to the August Parish Council meeting. As the Parish Council represents the whole village it is important that Parish Councillors also hear from other residents throughout the village as to their views of the proposed development. Ian Plowman Clerk to Yatton Keynell Parish Council read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 3rd July 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 3rd July 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr R Whittaker, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr K Jones, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Property owner in Tiddleywinks requested that the Parish Council consider “No Footway – Pedestrians in Road” warning signs at Tiddleywinks. They were informed that this would be a CATG decision and that the Parish Council would be consulted. A resident in The Maltings requested that the wall around the Oak tree be repaired as it is a safety hazard. Clerk will forward concerns to Wiltshire Council. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr Mary Crookall – Donation to Wiltshire Citizens Advice 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr K Jones & Cllr Baroness J Scott OBE 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 5th June 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION Community Speed Watch, still waiting for three volunteers to complete their training, if this is not done it was agreed to abandon the scheme. 6. PLANNING 17/04648/OUT – Outline application for 4 self-build dwellings relating to access and layout. Object – Unaminous The Parish Council recognised that this is a sympathetic development of 4 houses on good size plots. The location is reasonable with reasonable access, it was noted that access to the village by foot would be difficult due to the lack of pavement. However,... read more

Castle Combe Family Cycling Day – Sunday 27 August 2017

Have you been inspired by Chris Froome’s fourth Tour de France win? Fancy getting out on your bike? Want to get the kids outside and active this summer? Then why not come along to the historic Castle Combe Race Circuit for a day of cycling fun for all the family! From 11.30am on Sunday 27 th August, you can experience the exhilaration of riding on the smooth, traffic free 2-mile Castle Combe Circuit. Anyone of any age or ability can simply turn up and pay on the day: £5 adults, £2 children and £10 for a family ticket. Apart from cycling around the circuit, there is much more on offer throughout the day: Children are invited to come and take part in our Go Ride Challenge – where you can learn new bike skills, compete against others in short races and win prizes! For the very young ones, we are offering have-a- go sessions on Strider Bikes – balance bikes for toddlers. There will be much more to see and do on the day so don’t miss out. The Tavern Café will be open during the day serving hot and cold food and drinks, there will be coffee and ice cream stands, and do feel free to bring your own picnic as there is plenty of space to sit, relax and watch the fun. Once again, the Circuit Lap Challenge is back by popular demand! See how many laps you and your family can complete altogether! A great way to get everyone pedalling, this event takes place throughout the day on the circuit, and offers some exciting prizes, including... 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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