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 7th November 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Tuesday 7th November 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, Cllr R Whittaker and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr K Jones & Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1.PUBLIC GALLERY Chairman explained the need to change the date of the meeting as he & the Clerk had attended the Chippenham Area Board, where the Cotswold Wardens had been awarded a Community Award – for their volunteering work in particular their work on the footpath behind the Manor. The young leaders from Yatton Keynell Youth Club also received an award, Parish Council congratulate both groups. The Parish Council would like to express their thanks to the resident in Tiddleywink who has placed a poppy sign on the hamlet sign. 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS None to declare 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr S Hayward, Cllr K Jones & Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 3rd October 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION War memorial an estimate has been received of circa £12k, grant funding to be sought. Community Benefit Fund – Church AV System, the position of the Parish Council has not changed in that the new incumbent must approve of the system and the Church is required to source the balance of the funds required to complete the project either from reserves... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Agenda 4th December 2017

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 4th DECEMBER 2017 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 TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2017 5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS 6. PLANNING 17/10615/VAR – Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 17/01182/FUL to allow for amendments to the roofing material – Ivy Farm, West Yatton, Yatton Keynell, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EW 17/10611/FUL – Construction of 5mw Energy Storage Barn – Tiddleywink Barn 7. CLERK & FINANCE Kents Bottom Speed Limit Churchyard Precept & Budget 2018/19 Payments for Authorisation 8. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 8th JANUARY 2018 AT... read more

Parish Council Meeting – Minutes 3rd October 2017

Yatton Keynell Parish Council MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr. M Crookall, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman, and Ian Plowman (Clerk) Apologies: Cllr S Hayward, Cllr K Jones, Cllr R Whittaker, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE Also Present: 3 Members of the public 1. PUBLIC GALLERY Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan – Update given on the process going forward, Parish Council submission has been published on the Village Website. Halfpenny Pool Bench needs repairing, Clerk to contact JCBS 2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS Cllr M Crookall – Planning Application 17/09567/TCA 3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr S Hayward, Cllr K Jones, Cllr R Whittaker, Cllr Baroness J Scott of By Brook OBE 4. MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meetings – 4th September 2017 Signed By: Cllr A Parker 5. REGISTER OF ACTION Footpath YKEY11 Old Rectory – Clerk to ask Cllr J Scott to follow up. (Post meeting note – email circulated from Cotswold Wardens who have discussed the path with the landowner) 6. PLANNING Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan The Parish Council records that the Pro Forma letter circulated by some residents of Farrells Field misquoted the Minutes of the November 2014 on the subject of a Neighbourhood plan. Furthermore it is recorded that the Parish Council discussed the need for a Neighbourhood Plan in April & September 2012, deciding at the time there was no need/demand for the village to be further developed. . 17/08860/TCA – Eston House, 3 Homefields, Yatton Keynell... 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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