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 – 1st October 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 1st October 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, Cllr Baroness J Scott OBE and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Also Present: 5 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY A resident from Tiddleywink presented a letter to The Parish Council with regards to the speed limit and pedestrian access from Tiddleywink to the village, response to be drafted. 2, REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr F Plowman – Consulted Neighbour Planning Application 18/08588/FUL 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None received 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 3rd September 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION CCATG Issues – Kents Bottom – Speed Limit to be reduced to 40 mph with improved settlement signage. Village 20 mph Speed Limit, as 20 mph is not enforced by Police and is not supported by Wiltshire Council, application will fail. Long Dean passing place meeting with Highway Engineer to be arranged. Village Maintenance – Tender document to be redrafted. 6. PLANNING Persimmon proposed development – Chairman updated the meeting on two meetings held with representatives from Persimmon. Housing Needs Survey – Cllr J Scott to request Housing Department to organize survey. Settlement Boundary Review – The Old Forge – Proposed change – Object Unaminous. WHSA Plan PC91 Paragraph 5.110 – Cllr J Scott to request change of wording to state “Direct access from B4039 with pedestrian access from Farrells Field” 18/08588/FUL – 19... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 5th November 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER 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 1st OCTOBER 2018 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING Persimmon proposed Development of Land to the East of Farrells Field Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan – Settlement Boundary Changes 18/09610/FUL – Erection of Log Cabin (amendment 14/08630/FUL) The Paddocks, Old School Gardens. 7. CLERK & FINANCE Village Maintenance Tender CPRE Membership Payments for Authorisation 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 3rd December 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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