Shenstone, Staffordshire

Shenstone is a large village and civil parish[2] in Lichfield, England, located between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield. The parish also contains the village of Stonnall.

Shenstone, Staffordshire

St. John the Baptist, Shenstone
Shenstone, Staffordshire
Location within Staffordshire
Population7,359 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK108044
Civil parish
  • Shenstone
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLichfield
Postcode districtWS14
Dialling code01543
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament


Shenstone is served by Shenstone railway station on the Cross-City railway line. The village also has an infrequent bus service operated by Central Buses. The route is numbered 35B and operates Monday to Saturday every two hours between Walsall, Aldridge, Druids Heath, Stonnall, Shenstone and Lichfield.[3] Previously it was the operations of Arriva Midlands who tendered the service before September 2014.


The village is served by Greysbrooke Primary School on Barnes Road. A previous incarnation of the school was located on Birmingham Road, on the land currently occupied by the Greysbrooke cul-de-sac. Shenstone Lodge school lies on the Birmingham Road approximately half a mile south of the village.


Shenstone was formerly the manufacturing home of the Norton Motorcycle. David Garside, a mechanical engineer who had developed a twin-rotor Wankel motorcylse for BSA, joined NVT to help establish production of the Norton Rotary bikes. The old factory still remains on the outskirts of the village.

The village is served by 4 public houses: The Fox & Hounds, The Railway, The Plough and The Bull's Head.

Notable People

The British actress Helen Baxendale grew up in the village. Henry Sanders, curate of Shenstone from 1755 to 1770, was author of The History and Antiquities of Shenstone, described as "a model parish history, containing elaborate accounts of the local manors, hamlets, farms, genealogies, and assessments".[4]


Shenstone is mentioned in the Domesday Book and its population described as quite large.[5]

See also


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. "Names and codes for Administrative Geography". Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Seccombe, Thomas (1897). "Saunders, Henry" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 50. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 325.

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