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Discovery Bay Huddersfield: On this page you'll be able to check out a map of Discovery Bay Huddersfield showing locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield is situated on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be easily accessed via the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Make use of the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) functions bottom right of the map, if you need to get more details.

Discovery Bay Huddersfield Map: Above it is possible to see a map of Discovery Bay Huddersfield displaying locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK. Huddersfield is positioned on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be easily reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is roughly three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

About Huddersfield: A historic and large market town located in the county of West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is presently the United Kingdom's 11th largest town, having a population of about 168,000. Huddersfield is placed midway between Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and is some 191 miles away from London.

Huddersfield is within the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the largest settlement in the borough. It stands in the valleys of the River Holme and the River Colne and the confluence of these 2 rivers is just to the south of the town close to the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a primarily industrial area, well known over the years for the production of wool, textiles, chemicals, electric motors and sheet metal. The town was the scene of significant unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when Luddites, fearful of losing their jobs thanks to more and more mechanisation, wrecked machinery and mills and even went as far as murdering mill owners. Despite the predominance or manufacturing the biggest employer in the town at present is the University.

The Huddersfield area has been settled for more than 4,000 years, beginning with Neolithic man and proceeding through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to modern times. 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 1086 Domesday Book where it was identified as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

The town has a long tradition in relation to sports and is where Rugby League was born, which took place at the George Hotel in Huddersfield on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs split from the RFU (Rugby Football Union). In that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their soccer team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded 13 years later in 1908 and at present holds a place in the Premier League (2017), they were winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and also won 3 successive league titles.

The Huddersfield area has been the birthplace of quite a few well known Huddersfield such as Harold Wilson (PM), Chris Balderstone, film actor James Mason and Derek Ibbotson.

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

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

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