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

Harvest Service & BBQ 15th September

All welcome for this year’s Harvest service at St. Margaret’s Church, followed by food served at the Market Cross. Sunday 15th September Service – 11:00 Lunch – noon All welcome at this event supported by St. Margaret’s Church and Yatton Keynell Parish... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 5th August 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 5th August 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 5 Members of the public 1.PUBLIC GALLERY Two representatives from Gigaclear who are the appointed contractor by Wiltshire On-Line to install an Ultrafast Broadband network in North Wiltshire gave a presentation on the project, the current estimated installation date for the main part of the village is early 2020. Resident from Tiddleywink reported that a petition to request a 30 mph speed limit through Tiddlywink will be sent to Wiltshire Council. Repairs to the verge, previously agreed with Wiltshire Council – Highways, Clerk will follow up with Highways on progress. Request for the Parish Steward to sweep the pavements in the vicinity of The Maltings. 2.REGISTER OF INTERESTS None declared 3.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr C Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr S Richards 4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 8th July 2019 – Signed By: Cllr A Parker5.REGISTER OF ACTION The Bell Inn has been recognised as an Asset of Community Value by Wiltshire Council for a period of 5 years – 29th July 2024. Halfpenny Pond working party to be organised. 6.PLANNING 19/06856/FUL Book House, Grittleton Road – work to Rear Annex/Garage – Support 19/06775/FUL Battery Storage – The Barn between Tiddleywink & the Golf Academy – Support, subject to: Councillors note the vegetation planting proposals, however request that the plantings should be of sufficient stature to screen the facility so that there... read more

Ultrafast Broadband

Gigaclear – the contractor awarded the contract to install Ultrafast Broadband in North Wiltshire gave a presentation to the Parish Council at the August meeting. Installation in Yatton Keynell is currently anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2020. Below is a copy of the presentation along with a copy of the FAQ’s Gigaclear-FAQsDownload... 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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