Shenley, Milton Keynes

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Shenley (which consists of the villages/areas named Shenley Wood, Shenley Lodge, Shenley Brook End, Shenley Dens, Shenley Hill and Shenley Church End) is one of the parts of Buckinghamshire that went to make up the "new city" of Milton Keynes in the 1960s. It is located to the west of the city centre, on the Roman road Watling Street between Stony Stratford and Fenny Stratford.

The village name 'Shenley' is an Old English language word meaning 'bright clearing'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the area was collectively known as Senelai.

The distinction between the Brook End and the Church End happened in the 12th century when a new manor house was constructed in Shenley Brook End by the Mansell family. However by 1426 the two manors were owned by the same person and the distinction between the two places was in name only.

For detailed information, see main articles Shenley Church End and Shenley Brook End.

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Coordinates: 52°1′N 0°48′W / 52.017°N 0.800°W / 52.017; -0.800