Shenley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Shenley Brook End and Shenley Church End.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1703
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Shenley, a parish in the districts of Newport-Pagnell and Winslow, Bucks; near the Northwestern railway, 3¼ miles NW by N of Bletchley Junction r. station, and 4 SE of Stony-Stratford. It consists of a township and a hamlet, and has a post-office, of the name of S. -Church-End, under Stony-Stratford. Acres, 2,900. Real property, £4,598. Pop., 492. Houses, 105. The manor belongs to M. Knapp, Esq. S. House is the residence of J. Bailey, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £500. Patron, M. Knapp, Esq. The church is early and decorated English, cruciform, and good, with a central tower. There are alms-houses with £35 a-year.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SHENLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, partly in the hundred of Cottesloe, but chiefly in that of Newport, county of Buckingham, 3½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Fenny-Stratford; containing, with the hamlet of Brookend and the township of Churchend, 491 inhabitants.

The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £22. 9. 7.; net income, £424; patron, M. Knapp, Esq. Some tithes were commuted for land, under an act of inclosure, in 1762, and others, under the recent Tithe act, for a rentcharge of £267. 15.; the glebe comprises 67 acres. The chancel of the church is a fine specimen of the transition from the early to the later Norman style: in the south transept is a handsome monument to Sir Thomas Stafford, who founded an almshouse here in 1626, with an endowment of £35 per annum, for four widowers and two widows.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


England, Buckinghamshire, Shenley – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Shenley Brook End, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Buckinghamshire, Shenley – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Shenley, 1575-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shenley (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Shenley, 1703-1968
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shenley (Buckinghamshire)

The registers of the parish of St. Mary, Shenley, in the hundred of Newport and the county of Buckingham : Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1653-1660, baptisms, 1661-1864, burials, 1661-1907
Author: Dawson, Warren R.; Church of England. Parish Church of Shenley (Buckinghamshire)

England, Buckinghamshire, Shenley – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Shenley, Bucks., Eng


  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Newport Pagnell; Winslow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 – Lincoln, Post-1844 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Newport
  • Poor Law Union: Winslow
  • Hundred: Cottesloe; Newport
  • Province: Canterbury

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