Shelf is a district of Calderdale to the north-east of Halifax, and neighbouring on Northowram, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse and Bradford.
The manor was granted to the William, 2nd Earl of Surrey, and then to the Thornhill family, and then passed to the Savile family.
The name appears variously as Scelf [in Domesday Book], Shelfe , Self , Schelf [14th century], Schelpe , and Chelf . The name uses the element shelf and means on a shelf of land.
The township has/had some worsted, damask, iron, coal, coke and stone industry.
In October 1867, it was recorded that
The township of Shelf contained 23 houses of the value of £12 and upwards, and 669 under £12
On 18th July 1962, a Local Government Commission proposed that Queensbury and Shelf should merge with Bradford.
It was part of Queensbury and Shelf UDC until 1974 when it was incorporated into Calderdale. The history of Shelf is closely linked to that of Bradford
|Some sites, sights and other entries for Shelf|
Annet Hole Beck, Shelf Ash Tree, Shelf Berry Bottom Gardens, Shelf Bethel Methodist Chapel, Shelf Blackburn & Sugden Colliery, Shelf Blackshaw Beck, Shelf Bottomley's Arms, Shelf Bottomley's Mill, Shelf Brackenbeds, Shelf Brackens Land End Mine, Shelf Brackens Lane Mines, Shelf Bradford & Shelf Tramways Company Broad Ings, Shelf Brook Farm, Shelf Brow Dam, Shelf Carr House Farm, Shelf Carr Wood House, Shelf Carr Wood, Shelf Cawood House, Shelf Cockhill Farm Colliery, Shelf Coley School, Lower Shelf Court Foresters Hope 143 A. O F. Dean House Farm, Shelf Dean House, Shelf Duke Nurseries, Shelf Dundee, Shelf Fall Works, Shelf Field Bottom Farm, Lower Shelf The Fold, Shelf Garden of Remembrance, Shelf Giles Hill, Shelf Green Lane Hall, Shelf Grove House, Shelf Grove Houses, Shelf Grove Mill, Shelf Hargreaves Head, Shelf Heathwood House, Shelf Heckden High Bentley Farm, Shelf High Bentley Hall, Shelf High Cross Farm, Shelf Hill Top, Shelf Holden Hovirschelf Hudd Hill, Shelf Jakstubynge, Shelf Jaque Royd, Shelf Kelsey's Court, Shelf Kester Hole, Shelf Lancastrian School, Shelf Landimere, Shelf Lion Brewery, Shelf The Lion Gate, Shelf Little Pighill, Shelf Long Lover, Shelf Longestubbynge, Shelf Low Bentley Farm, Shelf Lower Brackenbeds, Shelf Lower Field Bottom Farm, Shelf Lower Fold Farm, Shelf Lower Ox Heys Farm, Shelf Lower Witchfield House, Shelf Manchester House, Shelf Middle Ox Heys Farm, Shelf Nag's Head, Shelf Northowram & Shelf Ward, Halifax Norwood House Lodge, Shelf Norwood House, Shelf Old Duke William, Shelf Ox Heys Farm, Shelf Ox Heys Mill, Shelf Pepper Hill Hall, Shelf Pepper Hill Unitarian Chapel, Shelf Pepper Hill, Shelf The Priestley Claim to Shelf Hall Prince of Orange, Shelf Princefield Nurseries, Shelf Queensbury & Shelf Urban District Council
Revive Café, Shelf Rob Dene Farm, Shelf Robbers' Cave, Shelf Saint Michael's & All Angels' Church, Shelf Sandymere Quarry, Shelf Shelf Shelf Board of Guardians Shelf Board of Health Shelf Board School Shelf Civic Trust Shelf Common Shelf Congregational Church Shelf Conservative Club Shelf constables Shelf Dean Shelf Feast Shelf foundry Shelf Hall Park Manor of Shelf Hall Shelf High Cross Shelf hoard Shelf Junior & Infants' School Shelf Liberal Club Shelf Library Shelf Mills Shelf Moor Shelf National School Shelf Overseers of the Poor Shelf, Parish of Shelf petrifying well Shelf Pinfold Shelf Police Station Shelf Post Office Shelf Pottery Shelf Primitive Methodist Chapel Shelf Sanatorium Shelf School Shelf School Board Shelf Sewage Works Shelf stocks Shelf Surveyor of the Highways Shelf Tabernacle Shelf Tide Shelf Toll House Shelf United Methodist Church Shelf United Methodist Church Shelf Urban District Council Shelf Vicarage Shelf Village Hall Shelf Vitriol Works Shelf War Memorial Shelf Wesleyan Chapel Shelf Woods Shelf Workhouse Manor of Shelf Shoulder of Mutton, Shelf South Field Farm, Shelf Spaniard Hall, Shelf Spring Hall, Shelf Stanage Standage Farm, Shelf Stone Chair Stone Chair, Shelf Sun Woods, Shelf Tower Buildings, Shelf Upper Brackenbeds, Shelf Upper Witchfield House, Shelf Victoria Mill, Shelf Wade House Primitive Methodist Chapel, Shelf Wade House, Shelf Walkers' Arms, Shelf Whinney Hall, Shelf Windmill Mill, Shelf Windmill, Shelf Witchfield House, Shelf Witchfield Methodist Chapel, Shelf Witchfield Well, Shelf Wood Fall Beck, Shelf The Bentley family of Shelf The Bottomley family of Shelf The Brook family of Shelf The Brooksbank family of Shelf The Sugden family of Shelf The Wade family of Shelf
|Beerhouses & Pubs in Shelf|
Several beerhouses and public houses have been recorded in and around Shelf, including
See Population, Bradford & Shelf Tramways Company and Parish statistics
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