Place-Names of Kirkburton, Shepley & Shelley
by George Redmonds, with contributions from Robert Carter, published by David Shore 2009
The old townships of Kirkburton, Shelley and Shepley seem to me to form a distinctive district and they were all within the ancient parish of Kirkburton.
Information about place-names in Kirkburton and district has been published elswhere and is the starting point for this study. Almost fifty years on there is more information available, allowing us to make good some omissions, provide earlier references for most names and correct others.