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 – Agenda 3rd July 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 3rd JULY 2017 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  1. PUBLIC GALLERY 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 4. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 5th JUNE 2017 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING 17/04648/OUT – Outline application for 4 self-build dwellings relating to access and layout. Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation plan 7. CLERK & FINANCE 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS   THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 7th AUGUST 2017 AT... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 8th May 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 8th May 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr R Whittaker, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr K Jones Also Present: 4 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Little Sands resident asked if the Parish council could establish whether the road was adopted and hence Wiltshire council would be responsible for road repairs. Clerk following the meeting has established that the road is adopted and will request that the Parish Steward carries out the small repair on his June visit. An enquiry was made as to whether funds were still available in the Community Benefit Fund and whether the Ebenezer Chapel could apply. It was confirmed that funds were available, Clerk will send an application form to the Ebenezer Chapel. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None declared 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr K Jones 4.  MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 3rd April 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION Telephone Box Book Exchange – Budget of £75 set for Cllr R Whittaker to purchase a suitable bookcase. Clerk has requested an A2 size Map of public rights of way in the parish from Wiltshire Council. Telephone Box planters – Agreed to accept quotation from JCBS to purchase two planters with trellis for the area of the phone box. Total cost £470. Unaminous War Memorial – Designs submitted by schoolchildren have been reviewed... read more

Temporary road Closure – C179 Germain Lane

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: C179 Germains Lane (Part), Biddestone and Yatton Keynell (Ref: TTRO 4853) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: C179 Germains Lane (Part), Biddestone and Yatton Keynell; from its junction with C164 Giddeahall to its junction with Slaughterford Road. To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out replacement of a culvert under road. Alternative route: via C164 Giddeahall – Slaughterford Road and vice versa. The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. This Order will come into operation on 10 July 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 21 July 2017. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months. For further information please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 01225 712816. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN   C179 Germains Lane... 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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