History of Keele

Click the following links to view the history sections you are interested in:

A  Knights’ Manor
The Sneyds Arrive
Re-developing the Estate
A Closed Village
The Last Sneyd
The Decline of the Estate
University College of North Staffordshire
The End of Sneyd Dominance
The Village and the University

We hope you enjoy this brief history of Keele and if you are interested in reading more about the history of Keele, the following books are available:

The Sneyds and Keele Hall – John Kolbert,  University of Keele, 1967
The Sneyds, Squires of Keele – John Kolbert,  University of Keele, 1976
The History of Keele – edited by Christopher Harrison,  University of Keele, 1986
A People’s History of Keele – Angela Drakakis Smith,  Churnet Valley Books, 1998
Keele – The First Fifty Years – John Kolbert,  Melandrium Books, 2000