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Coordinates: 52°16′26″N 2°24′42″W / 52.2739°N 2.4117°W / 52.2739; -2.4117

Shelsleys is located in the United Kingdom

The Shelsleys is a civil parish in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. The Shelsleys are near the village of Clifton-upon-Teme the Teme Vally, and they encompass the three very distinct hamlets Shelsley Beauchamp, Shelsley Kings and Shelsley Walsh.[1]

Shelsley means "clearing on a slope" from Old English scelf "shelf (of land)" and leāh "wood, clearing". The name was recorded as Scillislege in 948.[citation needed]

Charles Nott, the Parson of Shelsley, was a leader of the Clubmen who drew up the Woodbury Declaration, which listed the greviences that local people had at the behaviour of Royalist forces in the area. [2]

Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 the Shelsleys Parish ceased to be responsible for maintaining the poor in its parish. This responsibility was transferred to Martley Poor Law Union.[3]

Shelsley Beauchamp[edit]

Shelsley Beauchamp is the larger of the three hamlets in the combined parish of Shelseys. It is on the opposite bank of the River Teme to Shelsley Walsh.[4]

It was in the lower division of Doddingtree Hundred.[5]

All Saints church is of 14th century origin. [6]

Shelsley Kings[edit]

Shelsley Kings was in the upper division of Doddingtree Hundred.[5]

Shelsley Walsh[edit]

See main entry Shelsley Walsh


  1. ^ "Teme Triangle". Retrieved October 2014.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service 2005.
  3. ^ Morgan 2011, p. 68.
  4. ^ Tim Bridges Churches of Worcestershire Logaston Press, Herefordshire 2000 rev ed. 2005 p204 ISBN 1 904396 39 9
  5. ^ a b Morgan 2011, p. 20.
  6. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus and Brooks, Alan Worcestershire 2007 Yale University Press, London p592 ISBN 9780300112986