Shadwell is located approximately nine kilometres (six miles) to the northeast of Leeds city centre and is accessed most readily via the A58. The village is located within the Harewood ward of Leeds City Council authority.
Shadwell Village boasts 2 churches, a pub, social club, village hall and recreational centre. Shadwell has its own library, primary school, cricket club, tennis club, and shops including a Post Office.
Shadwell Parish Leeds City Council, 2012, Shadwell Conservation Appraisal and Management Plan