Kenley, Shropshire

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St John the Baptist church, Kenley - - 1929267.jpg
St John the Baptist church, Kenley
Kenley is located in Shropshire
Kenley shown within Shropshire
Population 258 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ561005
Civil parish
  • Kenley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY5
Dialling code 01694
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°36′04″N 2°38′53″W / 52.601°N 2.648°W / 52.601; -2.648Coordinates: 52°36′04″N 2°38′53″W / 52.601°N 2.648°W / 52.601; -2.648

Kenley is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Shropshire. It is located in remote countryside, atop a ridge at around 180 metres (590 ft) above sea level. It is near the larger villages of Acton Burnell, about three miles to the north-west, and Harley, about two miles to the east. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 258.[1]

Church Farm House, Kenley.

The name is probably formed from the Old English personal name Cenna with -ley, meaning a clearing in a wood.[2]

To the west are the hamlets of Ruckley and Langley, which form a separate civil parish.

The historian Archibald Alison and statistician William Farr were born in Kenley.

Notable People[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Raven, M. A Guide to Shropshire, 2005, p.102

External links[edit]

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