infobox UK place
country = England
region= South East England
Yattendon stretches from Everington in the west to the hamlet of
Burnt Hillin 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 Frilshamare actually in Yattendon. The River Pangflows through the west of the parish. It is located in the hundred of Faircrosswhich effectively ceased to function after 1886.
The village once had a fortified
manor houseor castle, Yattendon Castle. It was home to:
Sir Henry Norreys, a Tudor courtier accused of adultery with Queen Anne Boleynand the father of
Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys, Ambassador to France and father of
John Norreys, the greatest soldier of Elizabethan England whose memorial is in the parish churchOther famous residents include:
Alfred Waterhouse, the architectof the Natural History Museumwho 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
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 Estatein 1955. It covers nearly 9,000 acres (36 km²) of farmland, woodland, grazing and Christmas tree plantations.
* [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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