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 5th March 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 5th March 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. M Green, Cllr K Jones, Cllr. F. Plowman, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. C. Grainger Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 4 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Cllr S Hayward has tendered her resignation from the Parish Council in protest that Wiltshire Council have approved the outline planning application for a Warehouse development close to Junction 17 known as Chippenham Gateway, this was despite the fact that nine Parish Councils & 450 members of the public objected to the development, which is also against Wiltshire Council’s own core policy. The development is considered to be opportunist rather than strategic. YKRA have an offer of a donation of a defibrillator. It was agreed that this should be sited on the exterior of the Village Hall, the installation cost will be £850, it was agreed that the Parish Council would match fund up to £400. Ownership remains with YKRA who will be responsible for ongoing maintenance. The Parish Council would like to thank Alan Brinkworth for clearing West Yatton Lane following the recent heavy snow and for Jim Bruce Scott for gritting various areas around the village. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None to declare 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr C Grainger & Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE. Cllr R Whittaker will be on sabbatical for three months. 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 5th February 2018 Signed By:... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 9th April 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 9th April 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 5th MARCH 2018 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING 18/20272/FUL – Demolition of Existing Garage Premises; Erection of Four Detached Dwellings and Associated Garaging & Landscaping – Phillips Car Bodywork Ltd, Yatton Keynell, SN14 7JT  18/02552/FUL – Single Storey Rear Extension – 4 Home Fields, Yatton Keynell, SN14 7BG 17/04648/OUT – Outline Application for 4 Self Build dwellings relating to access & layout.                 APPEAL lodged by applicant. 7. CLERK & FINANCE Payments for Authorisation Year End Accounts & Community Benefit Fund General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING ALONG WITH AGM WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 14th MAY 2018 AT... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 5th February 2018

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Monday 5th February 2018 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr R Whittaker and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. M Green, Cllr K Jones, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 4 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY No General Issues raised, Mr J B Scott, gave a short explanation of his tender for village maintenance. Mr M Rimms gave a short presentation in support of his planning application. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None to declare 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr M Crookall, Cllr M Green, Cllr K Jones & Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 8th January 2018 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION War Memorial – If no funding can be sourced by end of February project will be scrapped. Clarks Leaze Playground – Response to be sent to Greensquare along with a request for funds. Funds will also be sought from the Race Circuit. Track between Blacksmith Close & School – application for public right of way deferred for six months. Churchyard Status – Meeting to be arranged with PCC to state Parish Council’s position. Community Benefit Fund – Church AV System, it was reported that the Area Board have awarded funding to this project, once the Area Board minutes are available any terms will be reviewed. Community Benefit Fund – YKRA – Request update in six months. Burial Ground... 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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