"Keyworth village and parish is situated seven miles south by east of Nottingham, and contains 667 inhabitants and 1,530 acres of land, on the north side of the Wolds. It was enclosed in 1798, when 214 acres were allotted in lieu of tithes, and 6a 4r 12p to the church, which now lets for £12 5s 8d a year. Lord Rancliffe's heirs own about 180 acres, and are lords of the manor and patrons of the rectory, but the next presentation is sold to the Rev. Thomas Dodson of Wimeswold. Here are several estates belonging to Mr Attenborow, Mr W. Flinders, Mr Hemsley, Mr Bebb and others. The church, dedicated to St Mary Magdalen, has a curious tower, surmounted by an octagonal spire. The Rev. I.H. Hall is the incumbent, and the Rev. L.P.B. Dykes is the curate. The poor's land, 4a 1r 12p, is let off in half rood sections to the resident poor of the parish. The interest of £10, left by an unknown donor, is paid to four poor widows at Whitsuntide. The Independents have a chapel here, built in 1768, and the Primitive Methodists erected one in 1828. An annual feast is held on Whit Monday." [WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Keyworth is a village and a parish on a hilltop on the west bank of the River Soar about 117 miles north of London, 7 miles south-east of Nottingham, 13 miles north-west of Melton Mowbray and 6 miles north-north-east of Loughborough in Leicestershire. The parish covers 1,530 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A606 trunk road south-east out of Nottingham.
Alternatively, take the A0 trunk road north out of Loughborough. The A60 passes near Keyworth village.
Rail service came to the village shortly after 1900, but was terminated around 1967.
Richard VINCE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2015.
You can see pictures of Keyworth which are provided by:
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the War Memorial gates on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.
A private war memorial was created in 2007, as the parish had no memorial outside the church other than the gates above. Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of this private War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.
The local council has decided to provide a public war memorial on the town green once county approval has been received.