Shenstone, Staffordshire

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Shenstone is located in Staffordshire
Shenstone shown within Staffordshire
Population 7,359 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SK108044
Civil parish
  • Shenstone
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WS14
Dialling code 01543
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°38′13″N 1°50′28″W / 52.637°N 1.841°W / 52.637; -1.841Coordinates: 52°38′13″N 1°50′28″W / 52.637°N 1.841°W / 52.637; -1.841

Shenstone is a village and civil parish[2] in Staffordshire, England, close to Stonnall and between Lichfield and Birmingham.

The parish also contains the village of Stonnall.


Shenstone is served by Shenstone railway station on the Cross-City railway line. The village also has an infrequent bus service operated by Central Buses. The route is numbered 35B and operates Monday to Saturday every two hours between Walsall, Aldridge, Druids Heath, Stonnall, Shenstone and Lichfield.[3] Previously it was the operations of Arriva Midlands who tendered the service before September 2014.


The village is served by Greysbrooke Primary School on Barnes Road. A previous incarnation of the school was located on Birmingham Road, on the land currently occupied by the Greysbooke cul-de-sac.

Shenstone Lodge school lies on the Birmingham Road approximately half a mile south of the village.


Shenstone was formerly the manufacturing home of the Norton Motorcycle. The old factory still remains on the outskirts of the village.

The village is served by 4 public houses: The Fox & Hounds, The Railway, The Plough and The Bull's Head.

The British actress Helen Baxendale grew up in the village.

Henry Sanders, curate of Shenstone from 1755 to 1770, was author of The History and Antiquities of Shenstone, described as "a model parish history, containing elaborate accounts of the local manors, hamlets, farms, genealogies, and assessments".[4]


Shenstone is mentioned in the Domesday Book and its population described as quite large.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Names and codes for Administrative Geography". Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
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  4. ^  Seccombe, Thomas (1897). "Saunders, Henry". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 50. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 325. 
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