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 December 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 3rd December 2018 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: 3 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Parking in Grittleton Road between Grove Lane & Coopers Meadow, due to two building projects being carried out in the area, it was noted that there has been issues both for pedestrians and road traffic. Footpath that runs behind properties in The Maltings and joins Grittleton Road, surface is breaking up due to tree roots. Clerk will raise issue with Wiltshire Council. Resident from Farrells Field updated the Parish Council on discussions that they had had with a planning officer from Wiltshire Council, with regards to the minimum distance between an existing & a proposed property, policy is that this should be a minimum of 21 metres. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None Necessary 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 5th November 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION The Bell Inn, as no response has been received from Enterprise Inns despite a reminder and the wall remains in an unsafe state, Chairman will raise the issue with Wiltshire Council. Burial Ground Gate – updated quotation received from M Singer, for installation of a 4ft & 6ft gates – total £1,061.74 plus VAT, unanimously accepted. 6. PLANNING Proposed development of Land adjoining Farrells Field – Nothing to... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 7th January 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 7th JANUARY 2019 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 DECEMBER 2018 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan 7. CLERK & FINANCE Emergency Planning – Flood Payments for Authorisation Budget 2019/20 – Including Village Maintenance Tender Burial Ground Charges Review Precept 2019/20 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2019 AT... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 5th November 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 5th November 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Resident from Tiddleywink raised the issues of drainage grips being cut in the verge and its use as a walkway between Tiddleywink and the Village. It was pointed out that this was not a Parish council issue but a Highways maintenance issue. It was also explained that the issue has previously been raised Wiltshire Council and that as well as land ownership issues the verge was not wide enough to be made into a pavement. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr S Richards 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 1st October 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION The Bell Inn, as no response has been received from Enterprise Inns and the wall remains in an unsafe state, agreement from the tenant will be sought to raise the issue with Wiltshire Council. Affordable Housing Needs Survey – Wiltshire Council have offered to undertake a survey in February/March 2019, unanimously agreed to proceed. Burial Ground Gate – two quotations have been received as the specifications were slightly different, it was agreed to ask for revised quotes for replacement of gate post, two gates (4ft & 6ft) and to include any spoil removal. Village Maintenance – tender document was agreed and will... 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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