Keyham, Leicestershire

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Not to be confused with Keyham, Devon, a suburb of Plymouth.
Keyham
Keyham is located in Leicestershire
Keyham
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Keyham shown within Leicestershire
Population 118  (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SK6606
Civil parish
  • Keyham
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEICESTER
Postcode district LE7
Dialling code 0116
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LeicestershireCoordinates: 52°39′09″N 1°00′44″W / 52.65255°N 1.01216°W / 52.65255; -1.01216

Keyham is a village situated in Leicestershire, approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of Leicester, in the district of Harborough. The population at the 2001 census was 118, increasing slightly to 124 at the 2011 census.[2]

Heritage[edit]

All Saints' Church, Keyham

Mention of Keyham can be found as early as the 11th century.

The Anglican All Saints' Church is part of a group benefice with Hungarton, Billesdon, Goadby and Skeffington. A service is held there twice a month.[3] The nave and chancel were probably built in the 13th–14th centuries and the tower added in the 15th. The tower has a fleuron frieze below its battlements.[4]

Keyham Old Hall is one of eleven Grade II listed buildings in the village. It was built in red brick with stone dressings, which dates from the late 16th to 17th centuries, but it was much altered and enlarged in the 19th century.[5]

Keyham had a one-teacher board school from 1885 until 1939. A history of it by Michael Freeman is available online.[6]

Amenities[edit]

The village includes a village hall and the Dog and Gun public house.[7]

There is a camp and caravan site at Long Meadow Farm,[8] and a kennels and cattery in Snows Lane.[9]

The village has no public transport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Keyham CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  4. ^ Keyham Church and Ingarsby Deserted Village. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ Listings text. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ Leicestershire Historian, No. 37, 2001, pp. 19–22.Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Keyham Parish walks". Leicestershire County Council. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  8. ^ Camp and Caravan Leicester. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  9. ^ Retrieved 27 July 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Keyham, Leicestershire at Wikimedia Commons