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

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

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 13th May 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 13th May 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Green, Cllr C Grainger Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr S Richards, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 9 Members of the public 1.PUBLIC GALLERY Grittleton Road pinch point request to be submitted to CATG to improve signage and or road markings. 2.REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr C Grainger – Planning 19/03883/TCA 3.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Pope 4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 1st April 2019 – Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5.REGISTER OF ACTION Pedestrians in Road sign – position was agreed. Grittleton Road litter Bin – Agreed to match funding (£100) with Wiltshire Council replacement bin. (Agreed post meeting) Biddestone Lane Stables – it was noted that the site appears to be tidier, but the issue of no planning permission remains outstanding. Chair to consult with the owner. 6.PLANNING 19/01490/FUL – Land to East of Farrells Fields Persimmon have indicated that they are preparing a revised application following their consultation with the Planning officer & Urban design Officer at Wiltshire Council. 19/03883/TCA – Tree Work – Keynell Court No Objection – (Minute only application was circulated and agreed prior to meeting) 19/04224/FUL – Proposed lounge – South View Support – Unaminous 19/03974/FUL – Construction of 9 Houses on Land at the former Phillips Garage 4 members of the Public Gallery outlined their objections to the application. Two representatives from Princeton Homes answered questions and explained the changes from the previously approved application 18/... 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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