Shelsley Walsh

Shelsley Walsh is a small village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England, at the top of the western valley side of the River Teme. Its population at the time of the 2001 Census was just 31.

Shelsley Walsh

St Andrew's church Shelsley Walsh
Shelsley Walsh
Location within Worcestershire
Civil parish
  • Shelsley Walsh
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWorcester
Postcode districtWR6
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament

Shelsley Walsh was in the upper division of Doddingtree Hundred.[1] St Andrew's church is of 13th century origin.[2]

Shelsley Walsh is widely known among motorsport enthusiasts because of its association with the Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb, which has been run since 1905.


Shelsley Walsh means "clearing on a slope" from Old English scelf "shelf (of land)" and leāh "wood, clearing". The name was recorded as Scillislege in 948. The addition of Walsh to the name is from the surname Walsh, which means "of the Welsh", from Old English walas "Welsh, foreigners". A record of the name as Shilsleywalish, undated, proves this.

See also


  1. Morgan 2011, p. 20.
  2. Pevsner, Nikolaus and Brooks, Alan Worcestershire 2007 Yale University Press, London p594 ISBN 9780300112986

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