Kenley, Shropshire

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Kenley
St John the Baptist church, Kenley - geograph.org.uk - 1929267.jpg
St John the Baptist church, Kenley
Kenley is located in Shropshire
Kenley
Kenley
Kenley shown within Shropshire
Population258 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ561005
Civil parish
  • Kenley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY5
Dialling code01694
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
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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]

Bowling Green 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.

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References[edit]

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

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