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Shelland church.jpg
Church of King Charles the Martyr, Shelland
Shelland is located in Suffolk
Shelland shown within Suffolk
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
Dialling code01449
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°12′18″N 0°55′50″E / 52.205054°N 0.930576°E / 52.205054; 0.930576Coordinates: 52°12′18″N 0°55′50″E / 52.205054°N 0.930576°E / 52.205054; 0.930576

Shelland is a small village and civil parish located just off the A14, 4 miles west of Stowmarket in Suffolk, England.

Shelland consists of roughly 10 houses, a church and Shelland Green. At the 2001 census the village had a population of 39. At the 2011 Census the population was still less than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Rattlesden. Shelland's name is unique and derives from "Shelf land" as it is situated on a "shelf" that overlooks the village of Buxhall.

The mediaeval parish church, effectively rebuilt in 1767, is a grade II* listed building.[1] It is unique in that it is the only church in the UK with a regularly used barrel organ. It is also one of only five dedicated to "King Charles the Martyr" (Charles I).


  1. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF KING CHARLES THE MARTYR (1352321)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 April 2014.

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