Keele is a village and civil parish in northern Staffordshire, England. It is approximately three miles west of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and is close to the village of Silverdale. Keele lies on the A53 road from Newcastle-under-Lyme to Market Drayton and Shrewsbury. The village is the location of Keele University and Keele Services , a motorway service area on the M6. The university partly surrounds the village.
According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,664, most of whom were students at Keele University. Some of these students are located at the Hawthorns.
It is located in the Keele ward of the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Cȳ-hyll = "Cow-hill".
Keele is featured on the UK 'Here and Now' edition of the board game Monopoly, released in September 2007, It takes the place of Fleet Street in the traditional version.
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