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Shenley is a village in Hertfordshire, England, between Barnet and St Albans.


sciene + leah (Old English: ’bright clearing’)

The history of Shenley stretches back a thousand years or more - it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name Shenley is based on the Anglo-Saxon Scenlai, Scenlei or Senlai, which means fair or bright clearing or wood. In the early Middle Ages, south-west Hertfordshire was heavily wooded, with isolated farmsteads or hamlets in forest clearings. Shenley would have been one of these settlements.

By the 1300s, Shenley was considered to be a convenient parish for a country estate, being within reasonable reach of London. Its pure air, after the smoke and fog of the city made it a healthy place to live. The present village of Shenley apparently grew to accommodate the families of those providing a variety of services for the country estates of the gentry. Parish Registers, dating back to 1657, include service occupations such as coachmen, bailiffs, bakers and labourers. Others worked in agriculture, as cattle drovers, shepherds and millers. Craftsmen in Shenley included tailors, weavers, shoemakers, cordwainers, brick makers, blacksmiths and carpenters. Tiles and bricks were made in the area, due to the abundance of suitable clay.

Although many of Shenley's population were involved in humble occupations, the village was considered quite prosperous. In 1754 the village was assessed to be the sixteenth highest parish in the county (excluding the areas around St Albans) and by 1823, the rateable value of the parish was £9,796.00, with only nine other parishes in the county rating higher.

During the First World War, part of the land at Porters was requisitioned and used as an aerodrome. Later Mr Raphael sold the land to Middlesex County Council in 1924 and, several years later, two psychiatric hospitals were built on the land. The design was such that as many of the existing buildings as possible were incorporated, including the mansion, the walled garden, stables and coach houses. King George V and Queen Mary officially opened the hospital in 1934. During the Second World War, part of the hospital was used as a military hospital, with three thousand wounded soldiers being treated there.

Shenley Hospital remained in service for over 60 years. It was then sold off to property developers for housing. It was not without some trepidation that some of the old-time residents viewed what had been described as an annex to Shenley but what, in reality, would more than double the number of residences in the village. However, the development took place, but as well as houses, Shenley Park was developed and maintained for the enjoyment of the whole village. These included preserving the orchard and spinney for pleasant walks and recreation, landscaping the walled garden, which are often open to the public and host a number of events throughout the year, redeveloping the tennis courts to a high standard, and, more recently, the introduction of a teashop and play area.

Shenley is also home to the training ground of Arsenal Football Club, one of England's top football teams. It boasts state of the art facilities, and was opened in 2000.

Shenley also is home to the prestigious Shenley Cricket Centre which plays host to many womens and U19 international matches throughout the summer. At the heart of the Centre is the beautiful 19th Century Pavilion, originally designed by the legendary cricketer W.G Grace. The cricketing theme runs through many of the road names on the Porters Park housing estate.

THE STREETS OF SHENLEY
Aldenham Road, WD7 Aldenham Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Allen Close, WD7 Allen Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Anderson Road, WD7 Anderson Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Andrew Close, WD7 Andrew Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Armstrong Gardens, WD7 Armstrong Gardens is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Bell Lane, AL2 Bell Lane is a road in the AL2 postcode area
Bell Lane, EN6 Bell Lane is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Bell Lane, WD7 Bell Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Beningfield Drive, WD7 Beningfield Drive is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Birch Wood, WD7 Birch Wood is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Black Lion Hill, WD7 Black Lion Hill is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Boswell Close, WD7 Boswell Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Cage Pond Road, WD7 Cage Pond Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Cockle Way, WD7 Cockle Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Common Lane, WD7 Common Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Cox Close, WD7 Cox Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Crossoaks Lane, WD7 Crossoaks Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Drop Lane, WD7 Drop Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Edgbaston Drive, WD7 Edgbaston Drive is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Emmitt Close, WD7 Emmitt Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Fielders Way, WD7 Fielders Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Forest Lane, WD7 Forest Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Form Close, WD7 Form Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Grace Avenue, WD7 Grace Avenue is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Green Street, WD7 Green Street is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Greenwood Gardens, WD7 Greenwood Gardens is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Hadleigh Close, WD7 Hadleigh Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Halliday Close, WD7 Halliday Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Hamblings Close, WD7 Hamblings Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Harper Lane, WD7 Harper Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Harris Lane, WD7 Harris Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Hawksmoor, WD7 Hawksmoor is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Heath Way, WD7 Heath Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Hillcrest Road, WD7 Hillcrest Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Hugo Gryn Way, WD7 Hugo Gryn Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Juniper Gardens, WD7 Juniper Gardens is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Kendall Hall Farm, WD7 Kendall Hall Farm is a road in the WD7 postcode area
King Charles Road, WD7 King Charles Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
King Edward Road, WD7 King Edward Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Lime Way, WD7 Lime Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
London Road, WD7 London Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Maddesfield Court, WD7 Maddesfield Court is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Mead Road, WD7 Mead Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Meadow Avenue, WD7 Meadow Avenue is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Meadow Close, WD7 Meadow Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Meadow Mead, WD7 Meadow Mead is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Mimms Lane, WD7 Mimms Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Mulberry Gardens, WD7 Mulberry Gardens is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Myers Close, WD7 Myers Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Nell Gwynn Close, WD7 Nell Gwynn Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
New Road, WD7 New Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Newcome Road, WD7 Newcome Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
North Avenue, WD7 North Avenue is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Oakridge Lane, WD7 Oakridge Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Pippin Close, WD7 Pippin Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Porters Park Drive, WD7 Porters Park Drive is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Pound Lane, WD7 Pound Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Queens Way, WD7 Queens Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Radlett Lane, WD7 Radlett Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Raphael Close, WD7 Raphael Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Rectory Lane, EN6 Rectory Lane is a road in the EN6 postcode area
Rectory Lane, WD7 Rectory Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Ribston Close, WD7 Ribston Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Ridgeway, WD7 Ridgeway is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Russet Drive, WD7 Russet Drive is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Shenley Road, WD7 Shenley Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Shenleybury, AL2 Shenleybury is a road in the AL2 postcode area
Shenleybury, WD7 Shenleybury is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Silver Hill, WD7 Silver Hill is a road in the WD7 postcode area
South Mimms Bypass, WD7 South Mimms Bypass is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Southerton Way, WD7 Southerton Way is a road in the WD7 postcode area
The Common, WD7 The Common is a road in the WD7 postcode area
The Lawns, WD7 The Lawns is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Trafford Close, WD7 Trafford Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Trent Close, WD7 Trent Close is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Wards Lane, WD7 Wards Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Watford Road, WD7 Watford Road is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Watling Street, WD7 Watling Street is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Wayside, WD7 Wayside is a road in the WD7 postcode area
Woodhall Lane, WD7 Woodhall Lane is a road in the WD7 postcode area



Marian
Marian   
Added: 18 Mar 2018 09:23 GMT   
IP: 86.166.51.209
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Post by Marian: High Street Barnet

No, it?s not the parade of shops you mention, it?s Middle Row which was demolished in 1889 and was situated to the south of the parish church literally in the middle of the High Street!

Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )
Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters )   
Added: 21 Jan 2018 13:45 GMT   
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Post by Georgina Dorsett ( nee Peters ): Thrift Farm

My parents moved to 1 Thrift Farm lane Borehamwood in 1947 from London, the farm was next to their house, it was a dirt track leading to the house. In front of our house was a cornfield we often had pigs come in our front garden and i would walk to the farm to see the animals particularly the sheep. They built a tarmac road when Holmshill school was built, and we no longer had a wonderful view of lovely cornfields was such a shame.


Scott Hatton
Scott Hatton   
Added: 19 Dec 2017 20:11 GMT   
IP: 217.63.194.106
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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

Lesley carlton
Lesley carlton   
Added: 26 Nov 2017 22:52 GMT   
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Post by Lesley carlton: Embry Drive, HA7

I use to live in embry drive when it was an RAF station with my family and I went to Belmont school.cm

John Morton
John Morton   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 14:36 GMT   
IP: 217.63.194.106
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Post by John Morton: Manor Way, WD6

I remember the following shops along Manor Way: Martins, Bishop’s, the Co Op and Dewhurst.

Scott Hatton
Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:58 GMT   
IP: 217.63.200.50
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Post by Scott Hatton: Borehamwood

I was brought up in Borehamwood - first in Wansford Park and later in Theobald Street.

Irene Smith
Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   
IP: 217.63.200.50
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Post by Irene Smith: Keystone Passage, WD6

My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940 before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Totteridge



https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17656726.new-leader-to-build-a-barnet-fit-for-the-future/?ref=rss

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 25 May 2019 00:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Mill Hill Broadway
Barnet’s new mayor puts healthy living centre stage
Barnet’s new mayor wants to encourage people to make the most of the borough’s green spaces and promote healthy living during her term in office.

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17656746.barnets-new-mayor-puts-healthy-living-centre-stage/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Added: 25 May 2019 00:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Edgware
Boy, 3, killed after being hit by car
Boy, 3, killed after being hit by car

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17659805.child-in-east-finchley-killed-after-being-hit-by-toyota/?ref=rss

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 25 May 2019 00:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Burnt Oak
Morning Update: Slow traffic and congestion hits London

Queueing traffic on A5 Kilburn High Road Southbound at A4003 Willesden Lane. In the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights are in operation.


https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17661922.morning-update-slow-traffic-and-congestion-hits-london/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Added: 25 May 2019 00:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Mill Hill East
Tesco, Morrison’s and other supermarket opening times for May bank holiday
Tesco, Morrison’s and other supermarket opening times for May bank holiday

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/17663809.may-bank-holiday-opening-times-for-tesco-morrisons-sainsburys-lidl-and-aldi/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Added: 24 May 2019 15:30 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Stanmore
Kingston University and polling stations evacuated over 'WW2 bomb' found at nearby construction site
Kingston University was partially evacuated after a suspected unexploded World War Two bomb was found on a nearby construction site.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/kingston-university-and-polling-stations-evacuated-over-ww2-bomb-found-at-nearby-construction-site-a4149836.html

LDNnews
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Added: 24 May 2019 15:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Canons Park
Orpington woman charged with assaulting five police officers and one nurse
An Orpington woman has been arrested and charged after being accused of assaulting five police officers and one nurse.

https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/17663246.orpington-woman-charged-with-assaulting-police-officers-and-nurse/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Added: 24 May 2019 14:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Burnt Oak
Everton in pole position to sign Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on free transfer
Transfer Window LIVE! Stay on top of the latest Arsenal news and rumours

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal/everton-in-pole-position-to-sign-arsenal-striker-danny-welbeck-on-free-transfer-a4150601.html

LDNnews
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Added: 24 May 2019 00:20 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Mill Hill East
'Missed opportunities' led to death of father whose neck got stuck in cinema seat footrest, inquest finds
A string of "missed opportunities" led to the death of a cinema-goer whose head became trapped in an electronic footrest as he searched for his keys and phone under his seat, a inquest jury has found.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/missed-opportunities-led-to-death-of-father-after-his-head-got-stuck-in-cinema-seat-footrest-a4150221.html

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Shenley

Shenley is a village in Hertfordshire, England, between Barnet and St Albans.

<STRONG><FONT COLOR=#888888>sciene + leah (Old English: ’bright clearing’)</FONT></STRONG>

The history of Shenley stretches back a thousand years or more - it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name Shenley is based on the Anglo-Saxon Scenlai, Scenlei or Senlai, which means fair or bright clearing or wood. In the early Middle Ages, south-west Hertfordshire was heavily wooded, with isolated farmsteads or hamlets in forest clearings. Shenley would have been one of these settlements.

By the 1300s, Shenley was considered to be a convenient parish for a country estate, being within reasonable reach of London. Its pure air, after the smoke and fog of the city made it a healthy place to live. The present village of Shenley apparently grew to accommodate the families of those providing a variety of services for the country estates of the gentry. Parish Registers, dating back to 1657, include service occupations such as coachmen, bailiffs, bakers and labourers. Others worked in agriculture, as cattle drovers, shepherds and millers. Craftsmen in Shenley included tailors, weavers, shoemakers, cordwainers, brick makers, blacksmiths and carpenters. Tiles and bricks were made in the area, due to the abundance of suitable clay.

Although many of Shenley's population were involved in humble occupations, the village was considered quite prosperous. In 1754 the village was assessed to be the sixteenth highest parish in the county (excluding the areas around St Albans) and by 1823, the rateable value of the parish was £9,796.00, with only nine other parishes in the county rating higher.

During the First World War, part of the land at Porters was requisitioned and used as an aerodrome. Later Mr Raphael sold the land to Middlesex County Council in 1924 and, several years later, two psychiatric hospitals were built on the land. The design was such that as many of the existing buildings as possible were incorporated, including the mansion, the walled garden, stables and coach houses. King George V and Queen Mary officially opened the hospital in 1934. During the Second World War, part of the hospital was used as a military hospital, with three thousand wounded soldiers being treated there.

Shenley Hospital remained in service for over 60 years. It was then sold off to property developers for housing. It was not without some trepidation that some of the old-time residents viewed what had been described as an annex to Shenley but what, in reality, would more than double the number of residences in the village. However, the development took place, but as well as houses, Shenley Park was developed and maintained for the enjoyment of the whole village. These included preserving the orchard and spinney for pleasant walks and recreation, landscaping the walled garden, which are often open to the public and host a number of events throughout the year, redeveloping the tennis courts to a high standard, and, more recently, the introduction of a teashop and play area.

Shenley is also home to the training ground of Arsenal Football Club, one of England's top football teams. It boasts state of the art facilities, and was opened in 2000.

Shenley also is home to the prestigious Shenley Cricket Centre which plays host to many womens and U19 international matches throughout the summer. At the heart of the Centre is the beautiful 19th Century Pavilion, originally designed by the legendary cricketer W.G Grace. The cricketing theme runs through many of the road names on the Porters Park housing estate.
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