Yattendon

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Yattendon
Yattendon, Berkshire.jpg
Yattendon village
Yattendon is located in Berkshire
Yattendon
Yattendon
 Yattendon shown within Berkshire
Area  0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Population 369 (2011 census)[1]
   – density  586/km2 (1,520/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU5574
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thatcham
Postcode district RG18
Dialling code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
List of places
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England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°28′01″N 1°12′11″W / 51.467°N 1.203°W / 51.467; -1.203

Yattendon is a geographically small village and civil parish 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Newbury, Berkshire. The M4 motorway passes through the fields of the village which lie 0.5 miles (800 m) south and below the elevations of its cluster.

Geography[edit]

Yattendon stretches from Everington in the west to the hamlet of Burnt Hill in the east and the woodland just east of Yattendon Court, including Mumgrove Copse, Bushy Copse, Clack's Copse and Gravelpit Copse. The motorway forms most of its southern boundary and some of the houses on the northern edge of Frilsham are actually in Yattendon. The River Pang flows through the west of the parish. It was in the hundred of Faircross, which was of little consequence after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and effectively ceased to function after 1886.

Notable people[edit]

Yattendon Castle[edit]

The village had a fortified manor house or castle, Yattendon Castle. It was home of:

Other notable residents of Yattendon include:

Other location[edit]

  • Edward Iliffe, 1st Baron Iliffe, the newspaper magnate who lived at Yattendon Court. From 1925 to 1940, he amalgamated several small farming estates and formed the Yattendon Estate in 1955. It covers nearly 9,000 acres (36 km²) of farmland, woodland, grazing and Christmas tree plantations.
  • Egon Ronay the restaurant critic, lived in Yattendon until his death in 2010.
  • Alfred Waterhouse, the architect of the Natural History Museum who built himself a home at Yattendon Court (not the present building).
  • Ruth Mott, presenter of the BBC's "Victorian Kitchen" and "Wartime Kitchen and Garden" series. Technical advisor on the 2001 Robert Altman film, "Gosford Park".

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