Shenley Brook End

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Shenley Brook End
Grid reference: SP831352
Location: 52°-0’32"N, 0°47’20"W
Population: 25,828  (2011[1])
Post town: Milton Keynes
Postcode: MK5
Dialling code: 01908
Local Government
Council: Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes South

Shenley Brook End is a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, forming part of the new town of Milton Keynes. The ancient parish of Shenley is divided into Shenley Brook End and Shenley Church End, and each lies in a different hundred. Shenley Brook End lies in Cottesloe Hundred, whilst Church End lies in Newport Hundred. The two, together with the districts of Shenley Wood and Shenley Lodge are collectively known as "The Shenleys".

The name 'Shenley' is an Old English word meaning 'bright clearing'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the area was collectively known as Senelai.[2]

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. Both were in the historic parish of 'Shenley'.[2]

Today, the historic village is the core of the new district that bears its name. The district is bounded by V2 Tattenhoe Street, V3 Fulmer Street, H6 Childs Way and H7 Chaffron Way.

The mathematician and logician Alan Turing was billeted here during his time at Bletchley Park


It has primary school, Long Meadow, and a secondary school, Shenley Brook End School, one of the best performing schools in Milton Keynes.[3]

Civil parish

The parish includes Shenley Lodge, Furzton, Shenley Brook End, Emerson Valley, Westcroft, Tattenhoe (including Kingsmead, Howe Park Wood and Snelshall East) and Tattenhoe Park (including Snelshall West). The parish is bounded to the north-east by V4 Watling Street; to the north-west by H6 Childs Way; to the south-west by Whaddon; and to the south-east by H8/A421 Standing Way.

Shenley Brook

The brook rises near the site of Snelshall Priory, flows through Furzton where it is joined by a tributary from Emerson Valley, becomes the "tear-drop lakes" in Loughton and flows into the River Great Ouse at New Bradwell.

Emerson Valley

Emerson Valley is primarily a housing district but is noted for being the home of Milton Keynes Rugby Football Club.