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 – Change of Date

YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Change of Meeting Date   The Parish Council announce that the November meeting will be held TUESDAY 7th November 2017 in the Yatton Keynell Village Hall Committee at 19:00 Ian J Plowman Clerk to Yatton Keynell Parish... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 4th September 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 4th September 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr R Whittaker, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. M Green, Cllr K Jones, Also Present: 8 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Grittleton Road Parking – inconsiderate parking both on the road and at times on the pavement is restricting visibility at Junctions and a hazard to pedestrians. YKRA – Village Hall phase 1 relocation of toilet facilities has been completed and phase 2 creation of a second hireable room is in progress. Parish Councillors thanked the YKRA for the progress to date and wished them well for the future. Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan, proposal to develop land to the East of Farrells Field – Site 482 was discussed. Issues raise were: Neighbourhood Plan – previously ruled out and as the consultation would take 18 – 24 months, it would not have an effect on this planning cycle. Access – Cllr Baroness J Scott has written to Officers requesting that access is from B4039. It was noted that this access to the site was proposed in application N/10/03160/FUL in 2010 for Business Units. Pedestrian access to be via Farrells Field & Track. In November 2014 the school was oversubscribed, this has now changed with a small intake in 2017 and forward projections show numbers declining. The Doctors Surgery also needs to be supported. As the village is classified as a large village... read more

Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan – Parish Council Letter

Spatial Planning Economic Development & Planning Wiltshire Council, County Hall Bythesea Road Trowbridge BA14 8JN 18th September 2017 Dear Sir Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan, SLHAA Site Reference – 482 Land East of Farrells Field, Yatton Keynell Having consulted the residents of the Parish and discussed the proposals with Baroness Jane Scott of Bybrook, Yatton Keynell Parish Council (YKPC) has the following comments on the inclusion of this site in the draft Housing Site Allocations Plan. Principle This site has a history of planning applications for commercial usage and currently, a beneficial interest is registered at HM Land Registry in the name of Charles Church Developments Limited. We considered the potential benefits that might accrue to the local economy from this development and we have discussed the proposal with representatives from the school governors and the GP practice. Both have indicated they would benefit from a manageable increase in numbers and It is therefore concluded that the development of this site with up to 30 houses will serve to maintain local commerce and services. YKPC is aware that many residents of Farrells Field object to the inclusion of site 482 in the SLHAA. We understand their concerns and agree that the issues they have raised will need to be fully addressed in the event that Planning Permission for a development is submitted. However, at this stage in the process, YKPC has no compelling objection to the principle of site 482 being included in the SLHAA Sustainability Appraisal We consider that the Sustainability Appraisal may have understated the adverse effects associated with this site. Two have been included; the... 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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