Place:Shelf, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.752°N 1.812°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoQueensbury and Shelf, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district of which it was part until 1974
Calderdale, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Shelf is a village in West Yorkshire, England. The village is situated halfway between Bradford and Halifax. It has a population of around 4,500.

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 the villages of Queensbury and Shelf.

The urban district 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 artefacts.

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