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Keele, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Keele, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands 2½ miles W by S of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and has a station on the North Staffordshire railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle (Staffordshire). The parish comprises 2613 acres; population of the civil parish, 1090; of the ecclesiastical, 504. The manor, with Keele Hall, has belonged to the Sneyd family from the time of Edward III. The old Elizabethan mansion was rebuilt in 1855. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in collieries, ironstone mines, and smelting furnaces. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £248 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1868, is in the-Decorated style, and has a tower with spire.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishKeele St. Michael 
Poor Law unionNewcastle-under-Lyme 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Keele

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Keele from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Online maps of Keele are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST5
Post TownNewcastle