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Situated between Radlett and Ridge, Shenley is a quiet, pleasant village. One notable sight is the old cage or lock up by the central pond which bears the inscription 'Do well and fear not. Be sober and vigilant'. Hertsmere's Borough motto is drawn from the first part of this phrase.
Shenley is surrounded by attractive countryside and a ridge of high ground extending from nearby Well End to Shenley Hill offers fine views, especially northward over the cathedral city of St Albans.
Salisbury Hall north of Shenley is an early 16th century moated house, built for Sir John Cuttes, treasurer to Henry VIII. Today it is the home of the Mosquito Aircraft Museum, but in the 17th century it reputedly played host to Nell Gwynn, the celebrated mistress of Charles II.