Part of the parish became part of the parish of London Colney in 1826


The Pond                                     Thatched Cottages

Village South

Schools and Church                              The Old Cage

[No publisher info - posted 1924]

Title: The Cage, Shenley - Publisher: ?  No. 829 (Real Photo) - Date: ?SHENLEY (2 miles E. from Radlett Station, M.R.) is of interest to many for its fine old " lock-up," or cage, in the centre of the village [see Early Crime and Punishment]. We are on high ground here, and the tower of St. Alban's Abbey is well seen above the trees to the N.W. The village is scattered along several converging roads and the surrounding country is undulating and beautifully wooded. Turn down the lane opposite the Black Lion to reach the old church of St. Botolph, 1 mile N.N.W. from the cage. Note the venerable yews, and the quaint old grave-boards in the graveyard; also the altar-tomb to Nicholas Hawksmoor, a pupil of Wren, and the architect of St. Mary Woolnoth, Lombard Street (d. at Shenley,1736). The church was partly rebuilt in the middle of the eighteenth century, when the tower was demolished and a structure of timber, with quadrangular tiled roof, eventually erected in its stead. This has disappeared, and the " old parish church" is now an oblong building of flints, chalk-faced, with tiled roof. Porters, in the park, a little W., was the residence of Admiral Lord Howe. Salisbury Hall, a gabled manor house with massive chimneys, surrounded by a moat, is Jacobean, and stands on the spot occupied successively by the older houses of the Montacutes, and of Sir John Cutts, Treasurer and Privy Councillor of Henry VIII, Egene Aram visited the area. [Hertfordshire, 1903]

Harry Hanwell with assistant George Rolph outside the butcher's shop
from The Book of Shenley

Book: The Book of Shenley - Illustrated history

Book: Two Nineteen-Century Diaries (Rev Thomas Newcombe, Rector of Shenley, 1830-1849)

Census: 1861: Parts of area included in Middlesex. [The same appears to be the case in 1891]


St Botolph's Church


Salisbury Hall


The Post Office


Shenley Hospital


Around the Village


London Colney


Colney House



Shenley   No publisher    Posted Shenley 1907


An advert from Craven's 1854 Directory