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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
Historic countyBerkshire
Post townThatcham
Postcode districtRG18
Dialling code01635
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
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 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.

The village is privately owned; it is "part of the 9,000 acre estate owned by the Iliffes, former press barons", part of the Yattendon Group. [2] Yattendon has a shop, "post office, garage, pub/hotel, hairdressers, blacksmith, primary school, Montessori school, tennis courts and ... brewery" as well as houses and cottages rented to tenants.[3] Yattendon has 32 Listed buildings, all Grade II except for the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul which is Grade I Listed.[4]


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.


The Grade I listed Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was built circa 1450 and was "restored 1858, 1881 and spire by Alfred Waterhouse added in 1896".[5]

The village has had a shop since the 1600s. According to the Estate, the Iliffe's took over operation in 2014 and "Edward Iliffe, son of Lord Iliffe, was appointed Postmaster".[6]

William Burham, a saddler and harness maker had a shop in the village from 1901 until his death in the early 1960s. A collection of his leather working tools is in the Museum of English Rural Life.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Notable residents of Yattendon include:

The fortified manor house or castle, Yattendon Castle was home of:


  1. ^ Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ "Inside Britain's privately owned villages". Country Life. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Living at Yattendon". YATTENDON ESTATE. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Listed Buildings in Yattendon, West Berkshire". BritishListedBuildings. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Church of St. Peter and St. Paul A Grade I Listed Building in Yattendon, West Berkshire". BritishListedBuildings. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Yattendon Village Stores & Post Office". YATTENDON ESTATE. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Burnham, William (saddler)". The Museum of English Rural Life. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  8. ^ "The thirty landowners who own half a county". Who owns England?.

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