The villages of Keadby and Althorpe lie within
the parish of Keadby with Althorpe, which
was formed in 1954 and includes the hamlet of Derrythorpe
Keadby was chosen as the destination for the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, which was opened in 1802. The canal was busy until the 1960s, with barges arriving on the tide from Hull to travel up to the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. However, it is now mostly a leisure waterway for pleasure craft.
The King George V Bridge (also known as Keadby Bridge), was opened by King George V on 21st May 1916 and, when brought into use, was the largest ‘Bascule’ (lifting span) bridge in Europe. The bridge closed for the last time and was fixed in position in 1956.
St Oswald’s Church, built in 1483, is a Grade I listed Anglican Church. It is located in Althorpe and was built on the site of an earlier church that had links with the Knights Templar