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Shenley, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Shenley, a parish, with a village and three hamlets, in Hertfordshire, 2 miles E from Radlett station on the M.R., 4½ W of Potters-Bar station on the G.N.R., and 5 NW of Barnet. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Barnet Acreage, 4090; population of the civil parish, 1425; of the ecclesiastical, 1029. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Myers family. There are several good residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £492 with residence. The church is a building of flint in the Early English style, and there is an Episcopal chapel in the village in connection with the parish church. There is also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel. The hamlets are - Green Street,. which is about 2 miles S; Rowley Green, which is 4 miles S; and London Colney, which is noticed separately.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHertfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishShenley St. Botolph 
Poor Law unionHitchin 

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shenley from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtWD7
Post TownRadlett