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Shenley Brook End is a village, district and civil parish in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.[2] Together with its neighbouring parish, Shenley Church End and the districts of Shenley Wood and Shenley Lodge, the districts are collectively known as "The Shenleys".

Shenley Brook End
Shenley Brook End is located in Milton Keynes
Shenley Brook End
Shenley Brook End
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Shenley Brook End is located in Buckinghamshire
Shenley Brook End
Shenley Brook End
Shenley Brook End shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 25,828 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP831352
Civil parish
  • Shenley Brook End
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district MK5
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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52°00′32″N 0°47′20″W / 52.009°N 0.789°W / 52.009; -0.789Coordinates: 52°00′32″N 0°47′20″W / 52.009°N 0.789°W / 52.009; -0.789

The name 'Shenley' is an Old English language word meaning 'bright clearing'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the area was collectively known as Senelai.[3]

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'.[3]

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.[4]

Civil parishEdit

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 the borough boundary with Aylesbury Vale (at Whaddon) and to the south-east by H8/A421 Standing Way.

Shenley BrookEdit

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 ValleyEdit

Emerson Valley is primarily a housing district but is noted for being the home of Milton Keynes Rugby Football Club. It is also the name of an electoral ward for the Borough of Milton Keynes.

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