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 14th May 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 14th May 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr K Jones, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. M Green, Cllr R Whittaker Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Melodie Woodcock introduced herself to the council and was unanimously co-opted to serve on the Parish Council. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr F Plowman – Clerk’s Salary 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Green, Cllr R Whittaker granted a further sabbatical of three months. 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 9th April 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION PCC have been given copies of NALC articles, we await their response. Clarks Leaze play area, Clerk to ask J Bruce Scott for an estimate to repair or replace the fence. Parish Steward to be asked to treat the weeds throughout the village on his June visit. 6. PLANNING 18/03236/106 – Discharge of Sct 106 planning obligation for planning permission N/02/01554/COU – Springfield Farm, Yatton Keynell, SN14 7JZ Support 18/03007/FUL – Full Planning Permission for Groundworks and Drainage Proposals – Land south East of Jnct 17 of M4 Motorway. Object – This application, if granted, pre-empts any debate over the future full application for the site and should therefore not be granted. It was noted that WS Atkins, a prime engineering consultant to Wiltshire County, have a financial interest in the work associated with this application 7. CLERK & FINANCE Insurance – It was agreed... read more

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Yatton Keynell Parish Council NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27 The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)     1. Date of Announcement – 1st June 2018 2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to: Ian Plowman Clerk to Yatton Keynell Parish Council 23 John Aubrey Close, Yatton Keynell Tel: 01249 783 764 E mail: Commencing on: 4th June 2018 And ending on: 13th July 2018 3. Local government electors and their representatives also have: The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 4th June 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 4th June 2018 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 14th MAY 2018 5, REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan 18/04901/TCA – Fell 2 poplars Grove Lane, Yatton Keynell 7. CLERK & FINANCE Payments for Authorisation Village Maintenance 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 2nd JULY 2018 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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