Coordinates: 51°20′28″N 0°49′59″W / 51.341°N 0.833°W / 51.341; -0.833
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Yateley is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population20,334 (2021 Census)
OS grid referenceSU8160
Civil parish
  • Yateley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYATELEY
Postcode districtGU46, GU17 (part)
Dialling code01252 01276 (part)
PoliceHampshire and Isle of Wight
FireHampshire and Isle of Wight
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
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]


The name Yateley derives from the Middle English 'Yate' meaning 'Gate'[5] (into Windsor Forest)[6] and 'Lea' which was a 'forest clearing'. Although in historic records, variations of the spelling include Hyatele, Yateleghe, Yatche, Yatelighe, Yeatley, Yeateley and Yatelegh.[7]


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.[8] The church is a Grade II listed building.[9] The White Lion pub, is also Grade II listed.[10]


Yateley was never served by the railway network; the nearest station is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away at Sandhurst. Great Western Railway operate services on the North Downs Line from Reading to Guildford, Redhill and Gatwick Airport.[11]

Stagecoach South operates bus route 3 between Yateley and Camberley every 15 minutes except on Sundays; alternate services extends to and from Aldershot.[12]


Yateley Football Club was established in 1927 for men's football and Yateley Juniors FC was formed in 1967; in 2008, both of these clubs, and two others, merged to form a single club called Yateley United FC.[13] 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, playing originally 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.[14]


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.[15]

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.[16]

Frogmore Community College is another secondary school in Yateley.

Yateley Manor School is an independent school catering for around 500 pupils aged 3 to 13.[17]

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  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. ^ Archaeologia: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity.., Volume 32 (1st ed.). Society of Antiquaries of London. 1847. p. 183. ISBN 9780002613408.
  6. ^ Berkshire Federation of Women's Institutes (1985). New Berkshire Village Book (1st ed.). Countryside Books. p. 1. ISBN 9780905392424.
  7. ^ 'Cove - Old and New' by Maye Watson and L. F. Callingham (circa. 1925) Page 45
  8. ^ "The Church History". St Peter's Church, Yateley. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  9. ^ Historic England (24 November 1961). "Church of St Peter (Grade II) (1272232)". National Heritage List for England.
  10. ^ Historic England (26 June 1987). "The White Lion public house (Grade II) (1244753)". National Heritage List for England.
  11. ^ "Train Times". Great Western Railway. 21 May 2023. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  12. ^ "Yateley Bus Services". Bus Times. 2023. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  13. ^ "History Of Yateley United FC". hellenicleague.co.uk. 2018. Archived from the original on 27 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Yateley Cricket Club History". YCC. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Welcome to the Frontpage". cranfordpark.hants.sch.uk. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Yateley School Inspection Report 2018" (PDF). Yateleyschool.net. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Yateley Manor - Home". yateleymanor.com. 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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