Stone building

Shadwell Library was saved from closure by concerted local action and transferred to community control in 2013 as Shadwell Library,  Arts Centre and Café. The library itself is run by volunteers, as is building management, administration and IT support. The delightful Grade II Listed Building on Main Street acts as book lender and cultural centre. There is also a café on some days.

Village Hall

Village Hall exterior

The Village Hall is a very well used Victorian building on Main Street available for parties, receptions and dinners, accommodating 100 people. Many of the village’s regular activity take place there.

Recreation Centre

Recreation Centre exterior

The Recreation Centre on Holywell Lane is another community centre available for hire, and acts as the regular Polling Station.

Scout and Guide Hut

Scout and Guide Hut exterior

Shadwell Scout and Guide Headquarters is a purpose-built hut on Main Street used for Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Rangers. See Girlguiding Leeds and Scouts.



Shadwell Playground on Holywell Lane is a small enclosed, dog-free, mostly rubber-surfaced area with children’s play equipment, and parking for users.


Vegetables in an allotment

There are six small allotments behind the Recreation Centre on Holywell Lane, with mains water, rabbit protection and a land drain. They supply compost to Shadwell In Bloom.

Apply for an allotment.

Primary School

Shadwell Primary School logo with motto "Excellence for All"

Shadwell Primary School on Main Street is highly regarded and over-subscribed. Ofsted graded its overall performance as outstanding (Feb 2009).

Post Office and Shore

Post Office logo

Shadwell Village Store and Post Office on Main Street is an invaluable convenience store and village facility. Use it or lose it!

Red Lion Pub

Red Lion pub exterior showing pub sign

The Red Lion is an excellent pub serving cask ales and fresh homemade food. It has regular quizzes, live music and ample parking.

Fish and Chip Shop

Fish and Chip Shop exterior

Shadwell Village Fish Shop on Main Street is the obvious place for a decent takeaway.

St Paul’s

Church exterior

St Paul’s Church on Main Street is a traditional Church of England village church.

Methodist Church

Chapel exterior

Shadwell Methodist Church on Main Street is a small local church with an average Sunday morning congregation of about 30 people. Sunday School runs in conjunction with the morning service.