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 3rd June 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 3rd June 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Green, Cllr C Grainger Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr S Richards, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 13 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Members of the public gallery (11) attended for an update on the proposed development by Persimmon (19/01490/FUL). There has been no communication from Persimmon since 13th May when in a phone call to the Chairman they indicated that a revised plan was being prepared and that they would be in contact again when this had been finalised. Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan (WHSAP) there has been no update posted following the conclusion of the public examination of the plan by the Inspector during April. Ultrafast Broadband the installation has been contracted to Gigaclear, their Community Engagement Manager is scheduled to attend the August PC meeting to give an introduction to the project in the area. Clerk had received a request from a resident (not present) whether a team of First Responders could be formed. It was agreed that this was not a service the Parish Council should facilitate nor was it reasonable to expect off duty professionals to be on call. The emergency services via 999 provide the service. It was agreed to discuss with the YKRA the possibility of having the village hall Defibrillator placed in a cabinet outside the hall so that it is accessible at all time, likewise with the Defibrillator held at the Doctors Surgery. 2,REGISTER OF... read more

Corsham – Cross Keys Traffic Lights – Wiltshire Council

Improvement work to get underway in Corsham Ageing traffic signals will be replaced at the junction by the Cross Keys Inn as well as some resurfacing improvements being carried out. The work will be carried out in two phases and is due to get underway from 22 July. It will last up to eight weeks. The first phase will see new traffic signals installed to replace the current system. To minimise delay to traffic using the A4, the contractor will use the space available on the road to maintain unrestricted two way traffic flow. There will be a temporary 40mph limit as the lane widths will be reduced. East and westbound traffic will be able to pass through the works for the majority of the time they are carried out. To enable unrestricted travel on the A4 it will be necessary to close both of the side roads to all traffic, from Cross Keys Road, and Biddestone Road. This will mean that vehicles won’t be able to access the A4, nor will traffic be able to turn from the A4, into these roads. While these measures are in place, clear diversion signs will be out. These closures will operate 24 hours a day for the full duration of the works. There may be some periods when two-way signals are used on the A4 due to some work contractors need to carry out. The second phase of work will see surfacing improvements take place overnight. During this, it will be necessary to close all roads at the junction to complete these activities, this is in addition to the measures in... read more

Highway Issues

HIGHWAYS If you spotted a pothole, pavement problem, litter bin that needs emptying or street light not working please report it online using the “My Wiltshire” app or by visiting: If you wish to request a change/improvement to the highway these have to be authorised by the Chippenham Area Board, having first been agreed with the local parish council. Please use the form below: Highway Improvement... 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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