John Villiers Shelley blue plaque in Maresfield

Sir J.V. Shelley Bart.
built this entrance to
Maresfield Park after 1847 on
the site of the old Stretehouse.
During the first world war the park
was a military camp and the lodge
used as the guardroom.
The Royal Corps of Signals was
formed in Maresfield Park
in 1920

John Villiers Shelley (18 March 1808 – 28 January 1867) was an English Tory politician.He was elected at the 1830 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Gatton in Surrey, then at the 1831 general election as an MP for Great Grimsby, but did not contest the seat at the 1832 general election.He did not stand again until he unsuccessfully contested the 1841 general election in East Sussex.Shelley returned to the Commons after a twenty-year absence when he was elected at the 1852 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Westminster, where he was re-elected in 1857 and 1859. He did not stand again in Westminster at the 1865 general election, when he contested Bridgwater, but without success.On the death of the 6th Baronet on 28 March 1852 he became the 7th Baronet Shelley of Michelgrove.

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