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Yattendon village
Yattendon is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
Area0.63 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Population369 (2011 census)[1]
• Density586/km2 (1,520/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU5574
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThatcham
Postcode districtRG18
Dialling code01635
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°28′01″N 1°12′11″W / 51.467°N 1.203°W / 51.467; -1.203Coordinates: 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.


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. [2]
  • 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".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ "The thirty landowners who own half a county". Who owns England?.

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