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

Public Consultation Event – Weds 5th September

Public Consultation Flyer – Land East of Farrells Field, Yatton Keynell Persimmon Homes is proposing a residential scheme on the land to the east of Farrells Field, which is located on the southern edge of the village. The site has been allocated for the development of approximately 30 new homes in Wiltshire Council’s Housing Site Allocations Plan. Persimmon Homes is holding a public drop-in session to present proposals for the development of the site. Our planning team will be available to discuss the site and receive feedback on the development proposals. The session will be held in The Barn at The Bell Inn, 15:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday 5th September. If you would like to comment on the proposed scheme, please write to us by Sunday 16th September 2018. Comments can be emailed to: Or posted to: Land Department, Persimmon Homes (Wessex) Ltd, Verona House, Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 2nd July 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 2nd July 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr M Pope, Cllr M Woodcock and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr M Green & Cllr K Jones Also Present: 5 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Residents from Grove Lane raised concern about Halfpenny Pond, as wildlife has disappeared and there was the possibility of pollution. The matter has been reported to the Environment Agency, who will respond if there is a reoccurrence. As Mr Bruce-Scott was present for a later item, the Chairman took the opportunity to mention that he was aware that there had been discussion between Mr Bruce-Scott and the Churchwardens regarding grass cutting, weed control and maintaining a sensible balance of formal and more informal areas in the churchyard. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None Declared. 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Green & Cllr K Jones. Cllr R Whittaker has tendered his resignation from the Parish Council, which was accepted with regrets. The Parish Council thanks Ralph for his service and in particular his input to listed building work. The Clerk will notify Wiltshire Council of the vacancy so that it can be advertised. 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 4th June 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION Clarks Leaze play area fence, J Bruce Scott submitted a quote of £1,279.00 which was unanimously accepted. Meeting to be arranged with PCC and the Priest-in-Charge to discuss the status of the Churchyard.... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 6th August 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 6th August 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 2nd JULY 2018 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING 18/06298/FUL – Change of use Ancillary Residential Outbuilding/Tourist Accommodation to form a Single C3 Dwelling – Springfield Farm, Yatton Keynell SN14 7JZ 18/06773/FUL – Loft Conversion with Velux roof lights, rear Dormer and Balcony – Halfpenny Pool, Grove Lane, Yatton Keynell SN14 7BS WHSA Plan Update 7. CASTLE COMBE RACE CIRCUIT UPDATE 8. CLERK & FINANCE Payments for Authorisation Bank Mandate 9. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 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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