Bradford Road Huddersfield

Bradford Road Huddersfield: Below you are able to look at a map of Bradford Road Huddersfield showing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be accessed from the M62 motorway, it is around three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Make use of the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) buttons on this map, if you can not see what you need.

Bradford Road Huddersfield Map: Here you may view a map of Bradford Road Huddersfield featuring locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield is positioned between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed via the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

About Huddersfield: A huge and historic market town situated in the English county of West Yorkshire, In the UK, Huddersfield is actually the UK's 11th largest town, boasting a population of close to 168,000 (2017). The town of Huddersfield is placed halfway between Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and is 190 miles drive from London.

Huddersfield is included in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the largest urban area in this borough. It sits in the valleys of the rivers Colne and Holme and the confluence of these 2 rivers is just to the south of the town near to the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a mostly industrial area, renowned over the centuries for the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, electric motors, wool and sheet metal. It was the scene of some violent unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when Luddites, frightened of losing their jobs thanks to more and more mechanization, destroyed weaving machinery and mills and in some cases even attacked and killed textile mill owners, notably one William Horsfall. Despite the predominance or manufacturing and industry the largest employer in Huddersfield today is the University.

The area has been settled for upwards of 4,000 years, starting with Neolithic man and advancing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to the present day. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, an Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack (Outlane). Huddersfied was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was called Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

The Huddersfield of Huddersfield has a long sporting tradition and is the home and birthplace of Rugby League, which occurred at Huddersfield's George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when 22 clubs split from the Rugby Football Union in a dispute over players being paid. Also in that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their soccer team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded in 1908 and is at present in the Premier League (2017), they were winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and also won three successive league titles.

The town has been the birthplace of quite a few prominent Huddersfield such as Hollywood actor James Mason, Harold Wilson (PM), Derek Ibbotson (athlete) and Chris Balderstone (footballer and cricketer).

The dialling code for Huddersfield is 01484 and the postcode for Huddersfield is HD1-6 HD7-9 and the Ordnance Survey map ref is: SE145165.

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