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Yateley is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population20,214 (2009)
OS grid referenceSU8160
Civil parish
  • Yateley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYATELEY
Postcode districtGU46, GU17 (part)
Dialling code01252 01276 (part)
FireHampshire and Isle of Wight
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°20′28″N 0°49′59″W / 51.341°N 0.833°W / 51.341; -0.833Coordinates: 51°20′28″N 0°49′59″W / 51.341°N 0.833°W / 51.341; -0.833

Yateley (/ˈjtli/) is a town and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. It lies in the north-eastern corner of Hart District Council area. It includes the settlements of Frogmore and Darby Green to the east. It had a population of 21,011[1] at the 2001 census. The four wards that comprise Yateley and their 2001 populations are Yateley East (5,168), Yateley North (5,078), Yateley West (5,149), and Frogmore & Darby Green (5,616). The 2009 projection was 20,214, according to the Hart District Council website.[2] Yateley Town Council is one of the few local councils to have been recognised under the national 'Quality Council' award scheme.[3]

In 2011 Hart district was named the UK's most desirable place to live, and Yateley was mentioned on a BBC News article as one of the towns within the district.[4] In 2014, it was rated one of the most attractive postcode areas to live in England.[5]


The name Yateley derives from the Middle English 'Yate' meaning 'Gate'[6] (into Windsor Forest)[7] and 'Lea' which was a 'forest clearing'. Although in historic records, variations of the spelling include Hyatele, Yateleghe, Yatche, Yatelighe, Yeatley, Yeateley and Yatelegh.[8]


St Peter's Church, Yateley

The parish church is St Peter's. It was badly damaged in a fire in 1979 and subsequently restored. Its outstanding feature is an early 16th century wooden bell tower housing a ring of eight bells. The tower survived the fire but the bells were cracked and had to be recast.[9] The church is a Grade II listed building.[10] The White Lion pub, is also Grade II listed.[11]


Yateley Football Club was established in 1927 for men's football. In 1967 Yateley Juniors FC was formed. In 2008 both these clubs, and two others, merged to form a single club called Yateley United FC.[12] Yateley United currently compete in the Thames Valley Premier League and play their games at the newly developed Sean Devereux Park.[citation needed]

Yateley Cricket Club (YCC) was established in 1881, originally playing at the Cricketers Pub on Cricket Hill, and then on “The Green” on the Reading Road. In 1999 YCC moved to a new purpose built ground and clubhouse at Sean Devereux Park.[13]


Yateley School

Following the closure and amalgamation of St Peter's Church of England Junior School and Yateley Infant School, a new primary school opened in September 2010. Named Cranford Park CE Primary School.[14]

Yateley School is the largest secondary school in north-east Hampshire. It caters for children aged 11 to 16 and has an attached sixth-form college.[15]

Yateley Manor School is an independent school catering for around 500 pupils aged 3 to 13.[16] The majority of pupils from this school go on to Lord Wandsworth College, Wellington College, Berkshire or Farnborough Hill. The school is active in sport and is a very active supporter of chess. In 2008 it became the new sponsor of the National Schools Chess Championships.[17]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Census - ONS". statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ Yateley Town Council
  3. ^ Quality Council Award
  4. ^ "Hart in Hampshire named as UK's most desirable place". BBC News. 24 December 2011.
  5. ^ "UK's 'most desirable' postcodes revealed". BBC News.
  6. ^ Whiston, White, Robson Baker and Leigh, and Brown (Editors) (1847). Archaeologia: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity.., Volume 32 (1 ed.). Society of Antiquaries of London. p. 183. ISBN 9780002613408.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  7. ^ Berkshire Federation of Women's Institutes (Editors) (1985). New Berkshire Village Book (1 ed.). Countryside Books. p. 1. ISBN 9780905392424.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  8. ^ 'Cove - Old and New' by Maye Watson and L. F. Callingham (circa. 1925) Page 45
  9. ^ "The Church History". St Peter's Church, Yateley. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  10. ^ Historic England (24 November 1961). "Church of St Peter (Grade II) (1272232)". National Heritage List for England.
  11. ^ Historic England (26 June 1987). "The White Lion public house (Grade II) (1244753)". National Heritage List for England.
  12. ^ "History Of Yateley United FC". hellenicleague.co.uk. 2018. Archived from the original on 27 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Yateley Cricket Club History". YCC. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Welcome to the Frontpage". cranfordpark.hants.sch.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Yateley School Inspection Report 2018" (PDF). Yateleyschool.net. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Yateley Manor - Home". yateleymanor.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  17. ^ ".org.uk domain names for charities". bcf.org.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  18. ^ "General Carbuncle". James R Ford. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  19. ^ "33 things to do before you're 10". James R Ford. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  20. ^ "ROBERT MORGAN writer/director". animusfilms.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2020.

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