English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Kenley

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Chenelie 1086 DB
  • Kenele 1203-4 Ass
  • Chenelegh' 1209 For 1231 Cur
  • Kenleg' 1203-4 Ass
  • Kinelege 1214 Cur
  • Kennel' 1261-2 ForProc
  • Kendly 1724 PR(L) 1761 PR(L)
  • Kendley 1763 PR(L) 1775 PR(L) 1787 PRCardington
  • Kinley 1737 PR(L)

Etymology

'Cēna's clearing'; the name occurs also in Sr.

Places in this Parish

Field