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

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.

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'.

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.


It has primary school, Long Meadow, and a secondary school, Shenley Brook End Schoolmarker, one of the best schools in Milton Keynes.

Civil parish

The parish includes Shenley Lodgemarker, Furztonmarker, Shenley Brook End, Emerson Valley, Westcroftmarker, Tattenhoemarker (including Kingsmead, Howe Park Wood and Snelshall East) and Tatenhoe Park (including Snelshall West). The parish is bounded to the north-east by V4 Watling Streetmarker, to the north-west by H6 Childs Way, to the south-west by the boroughmarker boundary with Aylesbury Valemarker (at Whaddonmarker) and to the south-east by H8/A421 Standing Way.

Shenley Brook

The brook rises near the site of Snelshall Priorymarker, flows through Furzton, becomes the "tear-drop lakes" in Loughton and flows into the River Great Ousemarker at New Bradwell.

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