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 7th August 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 7th August 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr K Jones, Cllr R Whittaker, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 25 Members of the public   PUBLIC GALLERY Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan, proposal to develop land to the East of Farrells Field – Site 482 was discussed. Issues raise were: Farrells Field is unsuitable as the access point to the proposed site. Farrells Field is unsuitable for construction traffic. The ability of the services – Surface Water, Sewerage & Freshwater to cope with the construction of an additional 30 houses. There is no superfast Broadband in Farrells Field currently, therefore will the system cope with additional demand. Ownership of the track between the School & Blacksmith Close GPSS Pipeline crosses the site Residents were encouraged to submit their concerns to Wiltshire Council and that the Parish Council would liaise with the Residents. Councillors were requested to canvas opinions of other residents within the village as to their views of the proposed development. A draft response will be considered at the September meeting. REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr Alistair Parker – Planning Application Consulted Neighbour Fairview Biddestone Lane. Cllr Ralph Whittaker – Planning Application Consulted Neighbour Blarney Cottage Biddestone Lane. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr Baroness J Scott OBE MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 3rd July 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker REGISTER OF ACTION... read more

Notice of Conclusion of Audit – Accounts for the y/e 31st March 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2017 The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No.234) The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 1. Date of Announcement – 3rd September 2017 2. Notice of conclusion of audit and publication of accounts. The audit of the authority’s accounts for the above year has been concluded on: 21st August 2017 by Grant Thornton UK LLP. The Annual governance statement, Accounting statements and the External auditor certificate and report (the Annual Return), have been published. Copies of documents are available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum. Documents will remain available for public access for a period of not less than 5 years from the date of this notice. 3. Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 provides for the exercise of public rights to Inspect the statement of accounts: Local Government Electors and their representatives have rights to make copies of: the accounting statements the external auditor’s opinion and certificate of completion any public interest report relating to the authority, and any recommendation relating to the authority For the year ended 31st March 2017 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to the person in paragraph 4 below 4. Person to which you can apply to inspect the accounts and availability Ian Plowman Clerk to Yatton Keynell Parish Council 23 John Aubrey Close, Yatton Keynell Tel: 01249 783 764 E mail:   5. Signature and name of person giving notice on behalf of the authority: Ian J Plowman – Clerk/Responsible... 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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