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 – Agenda 1st October 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 2018 AT 19:00 IN THE VILLAGE HALL Committee Room, YATTON KEYNELL Councillors are reminded of their duty to attend this meeting, and to consider their decisions in the light of the legislation on Discrimination and on Crime and Disorder. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting but may only speak in the 15 minutes set aside for public participation and to bring matters of concern to the attention of the Council. AGENDA 1. PUBLIC GALLERY 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 4. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2018 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING Persimmon proposed Development of Land to the East of Farrells Field 18/08588/FUL – 19 John Aubrey Close – Modify access to Front & Rear and remodel ground floor. 18/08446/REM – Approval for matters reserved by Condition 2 17/03417/OUT Land SE of Jnct 17 M4 Wiltshire Local Plan Review 7. CLERK & FINANCE Village Maintenance Tender Payments for Authorisation 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 5th November 2018 AT... read more

Message from Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police has been working in conjunction with Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Castle Combe Racing Circuit ahead of an action day at the venue this weekend. Forge Motorsport will be hosting the event at the circuit on Saturday 8 September and it is set to attract more than 1,800 club cars and over 6,000 visitors during the day. We will be deploying the CCTV van to Yatton Keynell during the day to monitor the traffic in addition to capturing any incidents of anti-social driving and this will be supported by high visibility patrols at key times throughout the area. We will also have a stand at the event to help improve engagement with attendees, as well as exhibiting some of our retired police fleet. Acting Insp Louis McCoy said: “With such a large event taking place, there will be an increase in traffic in and around the local villages with cars making their way to and from the circuit. “We would like to take this opportunity to remind all the attendees of their responsibilities outside of the circuit when driving around the local villages and wider county. Please remember to drive safely and responsibly to the traffic system and always use the road in accordance with the Highway Code. “Inappropriate use of vehicles on our roads is dangerous and can have devastating consequences. Please respect the local residents as well as other drivers, motorists and pedestrians and drive carefully. Keep revving and racing to the track at all times. ” Tom Davis, from Castle Combe Racing Circuit, said: “Castle Combe Circuit is committed to working with both Wiltshire... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 6th August 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 6th August 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr M Woodcock Also Present: 8 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Member of public requested that the Parish Council support the introduction of 20 mph speed limit throughout the village, Parish Council unanimously agreed to support an application to CCATG. Two representatives from Persimmons Homes presented their anticipated timeline for development of the proposed site East of Farrells Field. It is anticipated that a planning application would be submitted by the end of the year. Parish Council requested and it was agreed that there should be a pre-submission public consultation, probably in September/October this year. As this is classified as a large application the decision period would be 13 weeks with the probability of an extension, there would be a further period of approximately six months whilst any Sct. 106 agreements were negotiated, with construction commencing nine to twelve months post a positive decision. Two sketch plans of the proposed development were presented one with access from Farrells Field the other direct from B4039. Parish Council stated that access from B4039 would be the only access that would be supported. The track between Blacksmith Close & the School, Persimmons to investigate whether this will be included in the project and if it could be gifted to the village. Farrells Field Broadband – the provision of broadband is still very poor in this one road... 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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