Place:Keyston, Huntingdonshire, England


Alt namesChetelestansource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Ketelestansource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Coordinates52.367°N 0.467°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England
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Keyston – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village near Molesworth west of Huntingdon.

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 civil parish of Keyston was abolished in 1935 in creating the larger parish of "Bythorn and Keyston", and the ecclesiastical parish followed a year later.

Known as Chetelestan in the Domesday Book, the name Keyston means "Boundary stone of a man called Ketil". By the 13th century it was known as Keston, and Keyston from the 16th century.

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