"KEYSTON, a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 4 miles south-east of Thrapston, its post town, 6 north-west of Kimbolton, and 70 from London. It is a small and scattered village. The land is chiefly common. The road from Thrapston to Huntingdon passes through the parish. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £381 15s. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £300. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has a tower crowned by a lofty spire. William Elderkin, Esq., is lord of the manor."