All Saints' Church, Shelfhanger
Shelfanger shown within Norfolk
|Area||6.99 km2 (2.70 sq mi)|
|Population||362 (2001 census)|
|– density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Shelfanger is a village situated about 3 miles from the town of Diss in Norfolk, England. There is a church and a village hall in the village. It covers an area of 6.99 km2 (2.70 sq mi) and had a population of 362 in 150 households at the 2001 census.
In years gone by there were a school, a post office, a pub, three shops and a blacksmiths. These have all now been closed down, but there is a garage run by a family of brothers called Bowman. Josh Kirby (died 2001), an artist lived there.
This village has been previously recorded as Scelvangra, Schelfangyll, Shelfangles, Shelfhangre and Shelfhanger, though the significance of its name is largely unknown. In 1603, it had 142 communicants and in 1736 had nearly 40 dwellinghouses, and contained about 200 inhabitants.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001.
- "Shelfanger parish information". South Norfolk Council. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Blomefield, Francis (c. 1736). "The Hundred of Diss". History of Norfolk 1. London (published c. 1806).
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- Diss Express - village's local newspaper website
- shelfanger.com - village's local website, managed by the Parish Council
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