St John the Baptist's Church
Keyston shown within Cambridgeshire
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The village lies at the western end of Huntingdonshire and the parish's western border coincides with the county boundary with Northamptonshire. The village is built around the brook that runs through its centre with the brook at about 45 metres above sea-level.
The village church of St John the Baptist dates from the 13th century, with the present nave and aisles having been built in around 1250. The chancel followed in around 1280 and the tower in around 1300.
The church is renowned for its oaken cadaver, a memorial consisting of a wooden skeleton, taken from a fifteenth-century tomb.
The village is also home to The Pheasant pub, known for its cuisine. Keyston also has a small airfield.
Census figures after 1935 are included in the parish of Bythorn and Keyston.
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- A. D. Mills (2003). A Dictionary of British Place-Names.
- "'Parishes: Keyston', A History of the County of Huntingdon" 3. 1936. pp. 69–75.
- Encyclopædia Britannica - John Donne. 1911
- "The Pheasant".