infobox UK place
country = England
Blackwater and Hawley
region= South East England
postcode_district = GU46
ambulance_service= South East Coast
Yateley is a relatively affluent town. Approximately 75% of residents are in the ABC1 social class category. It had a population of 15,663 according to the 2001
census. Yateley's northern border is the River Blackwater around the Yateley Lakes (including Trilakes Country Park). Its southern border is the A30 national route, lined by Yateley Commonand Blackbushe Airport. It lies some 35 miles (56 km) west-south-west of Londonand 15 miles (24 km) south of Reading.
Yateley is a residential area with local businesses and light service industries. The B3272 Reading Road acts as the town's main business link, with numerous shops and other businesses located along this road. The area around St Peter's church, the Dog & Partridge
public houseand the village green is still referred to as 'the village'. Yateley Green is a larger open area slightly to the west where there are tennis courts, a playground, council offices and 'The Tythings' bar and social venue. Yateley CricketClub is situated adjacent to the Blackwater Valley golf course, off Chandlers Lane. There are several traditional public houses, besides the Dog & Partridge: the White Lion, the Royal Oak, the Cricketers, the Anchor and Monteagle Arms (formerly Poets' Corner, formerly the Monteagle Arms, formerly still Lanes). Yateley and District Lions [http://www.yateleylions.co.uk] are based in the town.
For a town harbouring in excess of 20,000 residents (including neighbouring sub-villages), Yateley has relatively few amenities due to its proximity to several larger population centres such as
Farnborough, Camberley, Bracknelland Reading. Therefore Yateley town centre is somewhat underdeveloped relative to the needs of its population and resembles the centre of a large village rather than a sizeable commuter town. The town still retains its 'village' hall which lies in the suburbs close to the library and Yateley School, away from the central district.
Yateley is a mainly commuter town with excellent private car links to London, Reading,
Aldershotand Guildfordbut a very poor standard of public transport. It is also linked by the Blackbushe Airport complex, which caters for leisure flights and small business flight operations. The complex also contains a thriving car auction, a go-kart track, an abandoned World War IIairfield and is the venue for the popular Blackbushe Sunday Market.
The name "Yateley" derives from the
Middle English'Yate' meaning 'Gate' (into Windsor Forest) and 'Lea' which was a 'forest clearing'. The town's logo is a "three-barred gate" with the "keys" of Saint Peter(the church dedication) and the " Tudor rose" of Hampshire. The parish was originally much larger, covering both Blackwater and Hawley. Yateley Hallin the town dates from the 13th century, but the town itself was mentioned in the Domesday Bookof 1086. In the early 17th century, Monteagle Farm was one of the minor properties of the 'discoverer' of the Gunpowder Plot, Lord Monteagle. A tradition has grown up that some of the first plans for the plot were put together there, but this is highly unlikely. However, roads of the residential area around Monteagle Lane have been named after some of the conspirators in memory of the connection.
Through the next few centuries, Yateley developed into a coaching-hub between London and Reading. Local legend has it that the curate of Yateley, named Parson Darby, was a
highwaymanwho used the Reading Road as his main stamping ground. Darby Green where he was hanged is named after him.
In the media
In the hit British TV mockumentary The Office, lead character David Brent explains to the audience "When I’m finished with
Sloughthere’s… Reading, Aldershot, Bracknell, you know. I’ve got Didcot, Yateley…". There is a medium-sized business park located near Blackbushe Airport which has all the hallmarks of Slough's business estate.
The Dog and Partridge public house in Yateley used to be the official headquarters of the
Official Monster Raving Loony Party. Its one-time feline leader, Catmandu, was tragically run over on Reading Road. Brendan Phipps, a renowned musician and keyboardist for top Madness Tribute band "One Step Behind" grew up in Yateley.
In the "Test the Nation" programme on English and spelling broadcast on
BBCtelevision, the overall winner from the Internet was a man from Yateley. However, the programme spelt the name of the town, "Yately".
A number of members of the 1980s band, Breathe, were from Yateley and attended Yateley School. Richard "Abs" Breen, from the boyband,
5ive, also went to Yateley School, as did Terry Abbot, lead vocalist/guitarist from (the now split) band Vex Redand currently in Septembre. [http://www.millsrocks.com/ Richie Mills] , drummer with now split indie noise-merchants CABLE grew up in Yateley, and attended Yateley School between 1983-1988.
James Robert Fordgrew up in Yateley and attended Yateley School. A number of his projects, including House Gymnastics, [http://www.generalcarbuncle.com General Carbuncle] and [http://www.33thingstodobeforeyouare10.co.uk 33 things to do before you're 10] , have taken place in Yateley. Bromheads Jacketband lead singer Tim Hampton grew up in Yateley and attended Yateley School. The video for 'Lesley Parlafitt' was filmed in a Yateley pub. Track number 13 on album Dits from the Commuter Beltis called 'Hazy In Yateley'. Sean Devereux, a charity worker in Somaliacame from Yateley. He was assassinated for speaking out against national oppression and Sean Devereux Park is named after him.
The body of missing school girl
Amanda Dowlerwas found in woodland close by on 18 September 2002 David Copeland, known as the "London nailbomber" after a 13-day bombing campaign in April 1999 aimed at London's black, Asian, and gay communities, grew up in Yateley, though resided in Cove near Farnboroughat the time of the attack. Chris Benham, a Hampshire cricketer, grew up in Yateley and attended Yateley School.
Yateley Schoolin School Lane and Frogmore Community Collegeon the Reading Road are both comprehensive secondary schools. They also both have leisure centres, and Yateley School has a 6th Form.
Church of EnglandJunior School caters for around 80 students and Westfields Junior School for around 500 students. Both have infants schools located alongside. Potley Hill Primary School, located next to Frogmore Community College, caters for 200-300 students and Newlands Primary School, in Dungells Lane, caters for around 200-300.
Yateley Manor School is an
independent schoolcatering for around 500 pupils aged 3 to 13. [http://www.yateleymanor.com] The majority of pupils from Yateley go on to Lord Wandsworth College, Wellington and Farnborough Hill. The school is renowned for good sports results. Fact|date=April 2008
*cite web | title=National Statistics | work=2001 Census — Aldershot Urban Area | url=http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/aldershot_urban_area.asp | accessdate=April 22 | accessyear=2005
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A137602 h2g2 Yateley Edited Guide Entry]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Yateley — Administration Pays Royaume Uni … Wikipédia en Français
Yateley — Original name in latin Yateley Name in other language State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 51.34305 latitude 0.82985 altitude 61 Population 20214 Date 2012 04 12 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
Yateley School — Infobox School2 name = Yateley School | motto = established = 1960 s type = Secondary School| head name = Headmaster head = William Sarell city = Yateley state = Hampshire country = UK campus = Yateleystudents = Senior 1500, Junior 0| colour =… … Wikipedia
YJS — Yateley Junior Singers (Community) … Abbreviations dictionary
List of schools in the South East of England — The following is a partial list of currently operating schools in the South East region of England. You may also find of use to find a particular school. See also the List of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom.Listed by local education… … Wikipedia
Blackwater, Hampshire — infobox UK place country = England latitude= 51.328 longitude= 0.772 official name= Blackwater population= civil parish= Blackwater and Hawley shire district= Hart shire county = Hampshire region= South East England constituency westminster=… … Wikipedia
Frogmore Community College — Infobox High School name=Frogmore Community College headmaster= principal=Mrs Sarah Howells motto= established= type= Public location=Yateley, Hampshire enrollment= campus= Country colors=Blue, Grey nicknames= conference=… … Wikipedia
Frogmore, Hampshire — Frogmore is a small village in the north east of the civil parish of Yateley in the English county of Hampshire. It adjoins Darby Green and lies between the small towns of Yateley and Blackwater.Confusingly, part of the village is administered by … Wikipedia
Murder of Milly Dowler — Amanda Jane Dowler Milly Dowler Born Amanda Jane Dowler 25 June 1988(1988 06 25) … Wikipedia
Blackbushe Airport — Infobox Airport name = Blackbushe Airport nativename = image width = 200 caption = The control tower IATA = BBS ICAO = EGLK type = Public owner = operator = Blackbushe Airport Ltd city served = location = Yateley elevation f = 325 elevation m =… … Wikipedia