Burton Huddersfield

Burton Huddersfield: Below you can check out a map of Burton Huddersfield displaying locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK. Huddersfield is found between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be easily reached via the M62 motorway, it is around three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Make use of the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) features bottom right of this map, if you want a clearer view.

Burton Huddersfield Map: Above you are able to look at a map of Burton Huddersfield showing locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield is positioned on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be most easily accessed via the M62 motorway, it is about three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Short Guide: A very large and historic market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Huddersfield at the current time is the United Kingdom's 11th largest town, having a population of somewhere near 168,000. The town of Huddersfield is placed halfway between Leeds and Manchester being about 20 miles to the south-west of Leeds and 28 miles north-east of Manchester and is about 190 miles from London.

Huddersfield is the administrative centre of the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the largest urban area in this borough. Huddersfield lies in the valleys of two rivers, the Colne and Holme and the confluence of these 2 rivers is to the south of the town near to the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a primarily industrial area, recognized over the centuries for the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, sheet metal, electric motors and wool. It was the scene of some unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when a group known as the Luddites, in fear of losing their jobs due to the march of mechanisation, demolished mills and weaving machinery and even went to the extreme of killing textile mill owners, notably one William Horsfall. In spite of the predominance or manufacturing and industry the biggest employer in Huddersfield at present is the University.

The Huddersfield area has been settled for upwards of four thousand years, beginning with Neolithic man and progressing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to the present day. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, a Roman fort at Slack (near Outlane) and a late Bronze Age or early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was identified as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

Huddersfield has a long tradition with regards to sport and is where Rugby League was born, which occurred at Huddersfield's George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when twenty two clubs broke away from the Rugby Football Union in a dispute over the payment of players. Also in that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their soccer club Huddersfield Town AFC was founded a few years later in 1908 and presently holds a place in the Premier League (2017), they were victorious in the FA Cup in 1922 and were the first English club to win three successive league titles in the 1920's.

The area has been the birthplace of quite a few prominent Huddersfield such as Chris Balderstone, Harold Wilson, James Mason and athlete Derek Ibbotson.

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

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