infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Yattendon
population= 331
unitary_england= West Berkshire
region= South East England

lieutenancy_england= Berkshire
constituency_westminster= Newbury
post_town= Thatcham
postcode_district= RG18
dial_code= 01635
os_grid_reference= SU554745
latitude= 51.4672

longitude= -1.2031

Yattendon is a village and civil parish, situated between Newbury and Reading close to the M4 motorway, in the English county of Berkshire.


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 is located in the hundred of Faircross which effectively ceased to function after 1886.

Famous people

The village once had a fortified manor house or castle, Yattendon Castle. It was home to:
*Sir Henry Norreys, a Tudor courtier accused of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn and the father of
*Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys, Ambassador to France and father of
*Sir John Norreys, the greatest soldier of Elizabethan England whose memorial is in the parish churchOther famous residents include:
*Alfred Waterhouse, the architect of the Natural History Museum who built himself a home at Yattendon Court (not the present building).
*Thomas Carte, noted English historian, once held the rectory and was buried in the church
*Sir Miles Dempsey, World War II general
*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.

External links

* [http://www.brazell.net/genuki/BRK/Yattendon/ National Gazetteer 1868 Article on Yattendon]
* [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/villages/yattendon.html Royal Berkshire History: Yattendon]
* [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/castles/yattendon_cast.html Royal Berkshire History: Yattendon Castle]
* [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/castles/yattendon_court.html Royal Berkshire History: Yattendon Court]
* [http://www.yattendon.co.uk/ Yattendon Estate]
* [http://gallery.beautifulengland.net/main.php?g2_itemId=13239 Photographs of Yattendon]

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