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Coordinates: 52°16′26″N 2°24′42″W / 52.2739°N 2.4117°W / 52.2739; -2.4117

Shelsleys is located in the United Kingdom

The Shelsleys is a civil parish in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. The Shelsleys are near the village of Clifton-upon-Teme the Teme Vally, and they encompass the three hamlets Shelsley Beauchamp, Shelsley Kings and Shelsley Walsh.[1]

Shelsley means "clearing on a slope" from Old English scelf "shelf (of land)" and leāh "wood, clearing". The name was recorded as Scillislege in 948.[citation needed]

Both Shelsley Kings and Shelsley Walsh were in the upper division of Doddingtree Hundred but Shelsley Beauchamp was in the lower division. [2]

Charles Nott, the Parson of Shelsley, was a leader of the Clubmen who drew up the Woodbury Declaration, which listed the greviences that local people had at the behaviour of Royalist forces in the area.[3]

Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 the Shelsleys Parish ceased to be responsible for maintaining the poor in its parish. This responsibility was transferred to Martley Poor Law Union.[4]

Shelsley Walsh is widely known among motorsport enthusiasts because of its association with the Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb, which has been run since 1905.


  1. ^ - news and information for The Shelseys, Clifton upon Teme and Lower Sapey
  2. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p20 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
  3. ^ The Worcestershire Clubmen Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service 4 October, 2005
  4. ^ Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p68 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.