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 1st April 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 1st April 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Green, Cllr C Grainger Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 2 Members of the public 1.PUBLIC GALLERY No Issues Raised 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr F Plowman – Any Other Business Clerk’s Contract 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr S Richards 4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 4th March 2019 – Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION CATG – Kents Bottom Signage – Spelling was agreed having consulted with long standing past & present residents as “Kents Bottom.” The Parish Council’s preference would be to have the wording “Beware of Pedestrians” as opposed to “Please Drive Carefully” and not to have triangular warning sign, but would defer to Highways Department regulations. 6.PLANNING 19/01490/FUL – Land to East of Farrells Fields There has been no further communication from Persimmon following the public meeting. Clerk & Chairman will draft the Parish Council’s comments and circulate to Councillors prior to submitting to Wiltshire Council. 19/02175/FUL & 19/02329/LBC – replacement of extension – The Bell Inn Support – Subject to Listed Buildings approval. The Parish Council note the uneven floor levels inside the public house and would wish to see this corrected to improve disable access. 19/02543/FUL – Hangar & Runway Extension – Hullavington Airfield Councillors note the application, but have no comment. 7.CLERK & FINANCE Payments Authorised: I J Plowman – £184.62 – Clerk Salary February HMRC –... read more

Parish Council – Chairman’s Report – 2018/19

This time last year I reported that the major topic for consideration had been Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan. One year later and it might have been thought that due process had moved on to at least remove the epithet ‘Draft’ from the document. It went through full council and was submitted to the Inspector who promptly declared that the consultation period be extended for arcane reasons. Nevertheless much of our work has indeed been to consider the plans that Persimmon had for developing approximately 30 dwellings on the ‘Land East of Farrells Field’ as it has become known. We had previously indicated that we did not have any objection to the site being included in the Allocation Plan and we suggested to Persimmon that we were very willing to discuss with them any proposals and to host a public consultation event. That event took place on 5 September when Persimmon outlined in fairly vague terms, their proposal to build a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses. Equally we understood that in compliance with Core Policy, 40% would need to be, by definition, affordable houses. We had no objection to this but based on anecdotal feedback, considered that the balance should skewed towards families eligible for the help to buy schemes, rather than affordable rented properties. It was therefore very disappointing but I fear entirely predictable that when Persimmon submitted their full application it was for 38 dwellings comprising 1, 2 3 and ostensibly one 4 bedroom property. The only positive outcome was that they committed to providing a separate access from the B4039. This plan... 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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