Place:Shadwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameShadwell
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.8547°N 1.4839°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1912
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part 1912-1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shadwell is a small but affluent village, suburb and civil parish in north east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The village is to the north east of Leeds city centre. Shadwell is also close to Wetherby; the local newspaper is the Wetherby News. It has a population of 1,864.

Shadwell borders with Alwoodley, Roundhay, Whinmoor and Moortown from where the main road to the village Shadwell Lane begins. The village is in the LS17 postal code and is served by the Shadwell Parish Council. Shadwell is being increasingly referred to simply as an area or suburb of Leeds but retains its many village traditions.

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Historically, Shadwell was in the ecclesiastical parish of Thorner in the Lower division of the Skyrack Wapentake. From 1894 until 1912, Shadwell was located in Wetherby Rural District. In 1912 it was absorbed into the county borough of Leeds. In 1974 the area became part of the Leeds Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire.

Shadwell was absorbed into Leeds in 1912.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Shadwell, West Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Shadwell. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Thorner provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Shadwell.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
  • Ordnance Survey Southern part of the West Riding 1944 shows the southern part of the West Riding (including the southern part of Wetherby Rural District).
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