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Castle Hill Huddersfield: On this page you'll be able to check out a map of Castle Hill Huddersfield featuring locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England UK. Huddersfield is situated on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is around three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) features on this map, if you need a clearer view.

Castle Hill Huddersfield Map: On this page you'll be able to look at a map of Castle Hill Huddersfield displaying locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is approximately 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Review of Huddersfield: A historic and large market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, UK, Huddersfield is at present the UK's 11th largest town, being home to a population in excess of 168,000 (2017). Huddersfield is placed about midway between the cities of Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and is approximately 190 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is within the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the most populous town in this borough. Huddersfield lies in the valleys of the rivers Holme and Colne and these 2 rivers meet to the south of the town adjacent to the University.

Huddersfield is a chiefly industrial town, famous over the centuries for the manufacture of textiles, chemicals, sheet metal, electric motors and wool. Huddersfield was the scene of considerable unrest and violence during the Industrial Revolution when the Luddites, in fear of losing their livelihood on account of more and more mechanization, damaged machines and mills and even went to the extreme of attacking and killing mill owners, notably one William Horsfall. Despite the predominance or industry and manufacturing the biggest employer in the town today is the University.

The area has been settled for over four thousand years, beginning with Neolithic man and proceeding 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 mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was referred to as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

The Huddersfield of Huddersfield has a proud tradition in relation to sport and is the home and birthplace of Rugby League, which took place at Huddersfield's George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when 22 clubs split from the RFU in a disagreement over players being paid. Also in 1895 the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their soccer team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded a few years later in 1908 and at present holds a place in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield were the winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and also won 3 successive league titles (1923-24, 1924-25 and 1925-26).

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

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

Some of the villages and towns that are close to Huddersfield include: Golcar, Paddock, Brighouse, Almondbury, Moldgreen, Birkby, Outlane, Honley, Armitage Bridge, Kirkheaton, Tandem, Newsome, Kirkburton, Holywell Green, Brackenhall, Barkisland, Deighton, Crossland Moor, South Crosland, Oakes Marsh, Waterloo, Primrose Hill, Fartown, Blackmoorfoot, Longwood, Berry Brow, Southgate, Fenay Bridge, Dewsbury, Lockwood, Marsh, Farnley Tyas, Hillhouse, Highburton, Elland, Ainley Top, Slaithwaite, Linthwaite, Lindley, Milnsbridge, Mirfield.

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