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 December 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 4th December 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr K Jones, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr R Whittaker and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. M Green, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 2 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY No Issues Raised 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None to declare 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Green & Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 7th November 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION Surgery – Biddestone Lane Footpath, the felling of trees at Biddestone Lane end, quote received from Barry Senneck – £850 accepted. 6. PLANNING 17/10615/VAR – Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 17/01182/FUL to allow for amendments to the roofing material – Ivy Farm, West Yatton, Yatton Keynell, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EW Support – Unaminous 17/10611/FUL – Construction of 5mw Energy Storage Barn – Tiddleywink Barn Object – three supported motion to object, three abstentions. It was considered to be an inappropriate development close to the village entrance, which would be unsightly and therefore detract visually from the entrance to the village. It was doubted that sufficient planting would effectively screen the units and it would also result in the loss of a small but historic building. Roselea Cottage Biddestone Lane – Chairman to follow up with Enforcement Officer 7. CLERK & FINANCE Speed Limit – Kents Bottom: Letter received from local... read more

Mobile Library – Visiting Dates

The Mobile Library stops on Wednesdays at Yatton Keynell, Village Hall 9.30 – 10.00am Feb 21      Jun 13 Mar 21     July 11 Apr 18      Aug 8 May 16      Sep 5 Oct 3 For more information visit the website... read more

Parish Council – 2018 Meeting Dates

Yatton Keynell Parish Council Meeting Dates 2018 First Monday of the Month unless a Bank Holiday Yatton Keynell Village Hall – Committee Room 19:00 Public Gallery first 15 minutes January 8th February 5th March 5th April 9th May 14th – Annual General Meeting June 4th July 2nd August 6th September 3rd October 1st November 5th December... 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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