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 February 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 4th February 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr S Richards, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 2 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY No Issues Raised in the meeting. 2.REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared 3.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None 4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 7th January 2019 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5.REGISTER OF ACTION The Bell Inn, unsatisfactory response received from Building Control and Historic England with regards to the unsightly nature of the wall. Chairman will refer the issue to Cllr Baroness J Scott. 6.PLANNING None 7.CLERK & FINANCE Payments Authorised: I J Plowman – £184.06 – Clerk Salary January Wiltshire Council – £687.50 – Contribution to CATG Project – Kents Bottom Wiltshire Council – Briefing Note 375 – Polling District & Polling Place Review – no comment 8.COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS Letter received from a resident concerning dog fouling in the village, it was agreed to put a notice in the Honeycomb asking dog owners to pick up their dog’s mess, to dispose of it in the bins provided and stating the legal situation. Clerk will contact the Dog warden for further advice. Meeting Closed 19:20 Next meeting: Monday 4th March... read more


Identifying Housing needs in Your Area Wiltshire Council is working with your Parish Council and we need your help. We are asking all residents to complete the housing needs questionnaire which will be delivered to your home soon. The information will be used: To identify local housing needs; to inform housing & planning policies; to appreciate local residents’ current housing situation and to find out what aspirations people have. For more information please contact: Wiltshire Council Housing Strategy Monkton Park Chippenham SN15 1ER Tel: 0300 456 0100 Email:... read more


The planning application for the development of land to the east of Farrells Field has now been submitted by Persimmon. The application number is 19/01490/FUL and the plans can be viewed on the Wiltshire Council planning website. The link below will take you to the plans. Yatton Keynell Parish Council will host a public meeting that will take place on: FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2019 at 18:30 THE BARN adjoining THE BELL INN The meeting will be attended by Cllr Baroness J Scott & representatives from Persimmon Homes.... 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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