Shenfield shown within Essex
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||Brentwood & Ongar|
The name originates from the Anglo-Saxon Chenefield, meaning 'good lands'.
Shenfield, with Hutton, is part of the conurbation of Brentwood. The original town centre is located one mile (1.6 km) north-east of the centre of Brentwood. Apart from some small industrial areas and a modest but busy shopping area, Shenfield serves predominantly as a dormitory town for commuters to London and surrounding towns such as Chelmsford and Basildon. This is facilitated by easy access to the A12 and the M25 and rail services.
Shenfield's recreational areas include the Courage playing fields on the Chelmsford Road and playing fields on Alexander Lane, next to Shenfield High School. The Courage playing fields contain a play area and a cricket pitch used by the third team of Shenfield Cricket Club. Next door to the Courage playing fields is the cricket club itself. The land was granted by the Courage brewing family for use by the cricket club. The club's badge is a cockerel, which echoes both the trade mark of the Courage brand and the weathervane on St Mary's church. The Courage Playing Fields are supposed to be upgraded by Brentwood Borough Council.
The town of Hutton, to the east of Shenfield, is now largely part of built up area.
Bus routes in Shenfield 9A 9 81 X81 339 351 251 608 (TFL Operated)
The is a state secondary school and two state primary schools. These are Shenfield High School, Shenfield St Mary's, Church of England school, and Long Ridings just on the edge of town between Shenfield and Hutton.
Retail and Shopping
File Shenfield Broadway (Hutton Road) serves Shenfield as its local shopping precnict. There are two supermarkets, many take away restarunts, a few bars, two chemists,drycleaners,a betting shop,an art shop,and a couple of butchers, fishmongers, and greengrocers along with other shops. There is also a bike shop on Chelmsford Road. Shenfield is served by a Branch of Lloyds Bank