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


The planning application for the development of land to the east of Farrells Field has now been submitted by Persimmon. The application number is 19/01490/FUL and the plans can be viewed on the Wiltshire Council planning website. The link below will take you to the plans. Yatton Keynell Parish Council will host a public meeting that will take place on: FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2019 at 18:30 THE BARN adjoining THE BELL INN The meeting will be attended by Cllr Baroness J Scott & representatives from Persimmon Homes.... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 7th January 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 7th January 2019 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologises: Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Pope, Cllr S Richards, Also Present: 2 Members of the public. 1 PUBLIC GALLERY No Issues Raised in the meeting. Letter received from resident in Grove Lane requesting that the trees between pond and the property known as Halfpenny Pool be reduced in height. It was unanimously felt that the trees are within the boundary of the property and are therefore the responsibility of the owner. Clerk to respond on behalf of the Parish Council. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared. 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Pope, Cllr S Richards 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 3rd December 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. Broomfield sign – Wiltshire Council have submitted a revised quotation of £100 for a replacement sign. Unanimously agreed to accept. Churchyard status – no response has been received from Parochial Church Council (PCC) with regards to the letter sent following a meeting between PCC and Parish Council in July 2018 and that the PCC had made no request for any maintenance funding for the forth coming year. Biddestone Lane stables, site had been visited by... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 4th February 2019

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY 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 7th JANUARY 2019 5.REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6.PLANNING 7.CLERK & FINANCE 8.COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019 AT... 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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