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

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 4th March 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 4th March 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr S Richards and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 6 Members of the public 1.PUBLIC GALLERY No Issues Raised in the meeting, other than Planning see below. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared. 3.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr C Grainger & Cllr M Woodcock. 4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 4th February 2019 – Signed By: Cllr A Parker. 5.REGISTER OF ACTION The Bell Inn – Chairman will discuss the issue with Cllr Baroness J Scott following public meeting on 15th March 2019. 6.PLANNING Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan – Inspectors Examination, meeting dates were noted, no action required. Wiltshire Rural housing Needs Survey – Distribution allocated to Councillors, closing date 8th April, notices to be posted on website, Facebook & noticeboard. Community Led Housing – Cllrs Parker, Plowman & Clerk to attend drop in session on March 5th and report back to next meeting. 19/01490/FUL – Land to East of Farrells Field Two representatives from Persimmon Homes along with one resident from Farrells Field attended the meeting. The resident stated that the density of the proposed houses was too high, 38 is not about 30. The site is a not a good design, with the placement of properties there is a lack of privacy for some properties in Farrells Field, with one property being overlooked by five properties, the offset between properties was also questioned. Parish Councillors enforced these... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 1st April 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 1st APRIL 2019 AT 19:00 IN THE VILLAGE HALL Committee Room, YATTON KEYNELL Councillors are reminded of their duty to attend this meeting, and to consider their decisions in the light of the legislation on Discrimination and on Crime and Disorder. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting but may only speak in the 15 minutes set aside for public participation and to bring matters of concern to the attention of the Council. AGENDA PUBLIC GALLERY 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 4. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING 19/01490/FUL – Land to East of Farrells Fields 19/02175/FUL & 19/02329/LBC – replacement of extension – The Bell Inn 19/02543/FUL – Hangar & Runway Extension – Hullavington Airfield 7. CLERK & FINANCE Ultrafast Broadband – Gigaclear Payments Authorisation 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 13th MAY 2019 AT... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 4th February 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 4th February 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr S Richards, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 2 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY No Issues Raised in the meeting. 2.REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared 3.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None 4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 7th January 2019 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5.REGISTER OF ACTION The Bell Inn, unsatisfactory response received from Building Control and Historic England with regards to the unsightly nature of the wall. Chairman will refer the issue to Cllr Baroness J Scott. 6.PLANNING None 7.CLERK & FINANCE Payments Authorised: I J Plowman – £184.06 – Clerk Salary January Wiltshire Council – £687.50 – Contribution to CATG Project – Kents Bottom Wiltshire Council – Briefing Note 375 – Polling District & Polling Place Review – no comment 8.COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS Letter received from a resident concerning dog fouling in the village, it was agreed to put a notice in the Honeycomb asking dog owners to pick up their dog’s mess, to dispose of it in the bins provided and stating the legal situation. Clerk will contact the Dog warden for further advice. Meeting Closed 19:20 Next meeting: Monday 4th March... 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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