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Shelf, West Yorkshire

Shelf
Shelf is located in West Yorkshire
Shelf
Shelf
 Shelf shown within West Yorkshire
Population 4,496 
OS grid reference
Metropolitan borough Calderdale
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALIFAX
Postcode district HX3
Dialling code 01274 6
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Shelf is a village in West Yorkshire, England. The village is situated halfway between Bradford and Halifax. It has a population of 4,496.[1]

In the Domesday Book it is called Scelf.

From 1937 to 1974, Shelf formed part of Queensbury and Shelf, an urban district in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Queensbury and Shelf consisted of Queensbury and Shelf.[2]

Queensbury and Shelf was split in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, with the Shelf part going to the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, and the rest going to the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford.

Shelf is a village impacted by the Industrial Revolution and retains mill buildings along with other artifacts.

Much-travelled footballer Frank Worthington was born in the village, as were Linda Barker and veteran Blue Peter presenter John Noakes.

Shelf village centre has many shops and facilities such as a bakery and pharmacy. There is a local supermarket managed by the Lidl group.

The village is on the route of the Calderdale Way. This is a 50 mile circular walk around the hills and valleys of Calderdale. A detailed route description can be found at www.crewheartsupport.co.uk/calderdaleway.

References

  1. ^ "Census 2001 : Urban Areas : Table KS01 : Usual Resident Population". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  2. ^ "Queensbury and Shelf UD West Riding through time". Vision of Britain. 

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