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Keyworth inhabitancy dates back to around 800AD (although there is some speculation due to findings of pre-Roman coins found in the village that this date could go back even further!), although the earliest mention of the historical town is in the 'Domesday book' (1086). Whilst this was mainly an agricultural village it later became the center for frame knitting, a quintessentially British tradition. This tradition means that Keyworth is now home to some of the best kept Regency style Listed buildings (Grade II) and some of the first known sash windows, a specimen now seen all over the country.