For other uses, see Keele (disambiguation).
 Keele shown within Staffordshire
Population 4,129 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ807453
Civil parishKeele
DistrictNewcastle-under-Lyme (borough)
Shire countyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Newcastle-under-Lyme
Postcode district ST5
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK ParliamentNewcastle-under-Lyme
List of places

Coordinates: 53°00′16″N 2°17′14″W / 53.0044°N 2.2871°W / 53.0044; -2.2871

Keele is a village and civil parish in northern Staffordshire, England. It is approximately three miles (5 km) west of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and is close to the village of Silverdale. It is the location of Keele University (at grid reference SJ817450) and Keele Services (grid reference SJ806440), a motorway service area on the M6.The university partly surrounds the village.

Keele Village & Sneyd Arms
St John's Church, Keele.

According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,664,(increasing to 4,129 at the 2011 census) most of whom were students at Keele University. Some of these students are located at the Hawthorns.

It is located in the Keele ward of the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Cȳ-hyll = "Cow-hill".

Keele is featured on the UK 'Here and Now' edition of the board game Monopoly, released in September 2007, It takes the place of Fleet Street in the traditional version.[2]


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  2. BBC News "Monopoly launches UK-wide edition" 24 September 2007
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