Shellow Bowells

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Shellow Bowells
Church conversion, Shellow Bowells, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 138116.jpg
The converted parish church
Shellow Bowells is located in Essex
Shellow Bowells
Shellow Bowells
Location within Essex
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°44′46″N 0°19′55″E / 51.746°N 0.332°E / 51.746; 0.332Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 0°19′55″E / 51.746°N 0.332°E / 51.746; 0.332

Shellow Bowells (or occasionally misspelt as Shellow Bowels) is a village and former civil parish in the Epping Forest District of Essex, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) to the west of Chelmsford, between the villages of Willingale on its westerly border and Roxwell on its east. In 1931 the civil parish had a population of 95.[1]

Since 1946 the village has been part of the civil parish of Willingale.[2] The village name is believed[by whom?] to be derived from Shellow, meaning a bend in the river, and the Beaulieu family.

The village church, dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, is no longer in use as such, having become a private dwelling.

Shellow Bowells is mentioned by Bill Bryson in Notes From A Small Island and Paul Theroux's The Kingdom By The Sea.[citation needed] It is referred to as Shallow Bowells in Part Five of Random Harvest by James Hilton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Statistics Shellow Bowells AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Relationships and changes Shellow Bowells AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  3. ^ James Hilton. "Random Harvest". gutenberg.net.au. Retrieved 30 October 2016.

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