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Kelpie

Shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland.

Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway

The Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway (K&LJR) opened on 3 January 1831 linking the Bolton and Leigh Railway (B&LR), which terminated near the Leigh Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) at Kenyon.

Keppel’s Column

One of several follies and monuments erected on the Wentworth Park Estate in South Yorkshire.

Kidnapped

Historical fiction adventure novel by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a boys’ novel and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886.

King of the cats

Folk tales about the king of a society of talking cats.

King’s Evil

Name given in medieval times to scrofula, a swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck caused by tuberculosis.

Kirklees Priory

Medieval nunnery associated with the legend of the death of Robin Hood.

Kiss of Shame

Redirected to Osculum Infame.

Kosmoid

Group of three companies set up by Glasgow doctor Alexander Shiels in 1904: Kosmoid Ltd, Kosmoid Locks Ltd, and Kosmoid Tubes Ltd.

L. C. Howitt

Manchester City Council’s chief architect from 1946 until his retirement in 1961.