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Brief description of site

Keele Hall has the remains of an 18th-century landscape, with pleasure grounds and a park. The lake and fountain remain and a small parterre has been recreated. Some mature trees and the kitchen garden walls still stand. The site is now a conference centre run by the University of Keele.

Brief history of site

The site was laid out in 1769 by William Emes, with further work around 1830 by William Sawrey Gilpin and William Andrews Nesfield. Keele Hall was built by the Sneyd family and was rented, from 1901-1910, by Grand Duke Michael of Russia and, from 1910-1919, by Mr and Mrs John Dempster.

Location information:

Address: Keele, ST5 5NN

Locality: Staffordshire

Local Authorities:

Staffordshire; Newcastle-under-Lyme; Keele

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 118 Grid Ref: SJ818448
Latitude: 53.0002 Longitude: -2.27264


The site is off the M1 at junction 23A.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The Hall is located on the Keele University campus.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: commercial

Site first created: After 1769

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 250

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