Yatesbury - Present

Present

Yatesbury today has a population of approximately 150 people. Whilst having no shops or amenities, the village is on major cycle route (Sustrans route 4) and is often passed through by cyclists and walkers. The John Stewart (Village) hall (Situated next to All Saints church in the centre of the village) has recently been extended with the addition of a toilet block and disabled access.

The Granary at Manor Farm, Yatesbury, was restored by the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust in 2006–2007.

Famous former residents include singer/songwriter/author Julian Cope, who lived in the village until 2006. He has referenced the town in the song 'My Wall' in which he collaborated with the American drone metal band Sunn 0))).

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