Yatton is a village and civil parish within the unitary authority of North Somerset, which falls within the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. It is located 11 miles south-west of Bristol. Its population in 2011 was 7,552.
- Yatton’s name is believed to come from the Anglo-Saxon ‘gatton’ meaning ‘village on the track.
- Yatton is 11 miles from Bristol and is only 11 metres above see level.
- Yatton’s railway station was originally called Clevedon Road and renamed Yatton Junction when the Clevedon branch was built in 1847. (The branchline closed in 1962)
- There are active cricket, football and rugby clubs and Dr W G Grace once played Cricket in Yatton. There is a photo of him outside the Railway Inn.
- The Worzels include Yatton in one of their songs. “”Sniff, sniff, sniff up thy snuff,
There’s a mine down in Yatton got tons of the stuff”.