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 AGM – Minutes 9th May 2016

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 9th May 2016 Present: Cllr. A. Parker (Chair), Cllr. J. Skinner, Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green Cllr. S Hayward, Cllr. K Jones Cllr. F. Plowman, Baroness J Scott of By Brook and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None received   2. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT The Chairman presented his annual report   3.MINUTES OF THE AGM of YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 11th 2015 Signed By Cllr. A Parker   4. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN Proposed that Cllr A Parker be elected as chair for the 2016/17 year – Unanimous decision.   5. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN Proposed that Cllr J Skinner be elected as vice chairman for the 2016/17 year – Unanimous decision.   6. APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS 2015/16 Section 1 Annual Governance Statement – Approved Unaminous Section 2 Accounting Statements – Approved Unaminous   7. APPOINTMENT OF INTERNAL AUDITOR Anita Parsons has served as Internal Auditor for three years, having reviewed the Council’s Internal Audit requirement it was proposed that Anita Parsons be re-appointed Internal Auditor – Approved Unanimous. Meeting Closed... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 3rd April 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 3rd April 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr K Jones, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr R Whittaker, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. J. Skinner, Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY A Resident from The Maltings raised the issue of parking in The Maltings and Bin Storage particularly with regards to the planning application for 12 The Maltings.   2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS – Cllr K Jones – Consulted Neighbour – Planning Application.   3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr. J. Skinner 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 6th March 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker   5. REGISTER OF ACTION War Memorial – Cllr Plowman to contact REME Lyneham about Poppy designs. Designs submitted by the school have been circulated to be returned to Cllr Plowman Planter – Telephone Box, proposal to be recirculated by Clerk for comments and ideas Telephone Box – Agreed that a book exchange would be set up. Cllr Whittaker to source suitable bookcase. Cllr Crookall volunteered to keep tidy. Book House Coopers Meadow Bench – Quote of £40.00 from JCBS was accepted to reposition the bench and bin. Churchyard – Chairman to write to Diocese of Bristol expressing concern about the appearance and upkeep of the churchyard in particular the walls and trees.   6. PLANNING 12 The Maltings 17/01753/FUL – Conversion of Garage to Study No Objection –... 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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