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Dw Huddersfield: Beneath it is possible to look at a map of DW Huddersfield revealing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is found between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is approximately 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) features bottom right of this map, if you need to get more detail.

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Review of Huddersfield: An enormous and historic market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, In the UK, Huddersfield at the current time is the UK's 11th largest town, boasting a population of about 168,000 (2017). Huddersfield is positioned halfway between the cities of Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and is approximately 191 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is the administrative centre of the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the most populous settlement in the borough. It stands in the valleys of 2 rivers, the Holme and Colne and the confluence of these two rivers is just to the south of the town beside the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a mostly industrial town, recognized over the years for the manufacture and production of chemicals, textiles, wool, electric motors and sheet metal. Huddersfield was the scene of much violence and unrest during the Industrial Revolution when Luddites, fearing the loss of their livelihood owing to the threat of mechanization, wrecked machinery and mills and even went to the extreme of attacking and killing textile mill owners. In spite of the predominance or industry the biggest employer in Huddersfield today is the University.

Huddersfield has been settled for more than four thousand years, starting with Neolithic man and advancing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to modern times. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, an early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack (Outlane). Huddersfied was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was called Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

Huddersfield has a proud sporting tradition and is the birthplace of Rugby League, which occurred at Huddersfield's George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs split from the RFU (Rugby Football Union). The same year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their football team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded 13 years later in 1908 and at present holds a place in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield Town won the FA Cup in 1922 and were also famous for winning 3 successive league titles.

The area has been the birthplace of quite a few notable Huddersfield including former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Chris Balderstone, James Mason and athlete Derek Ibbotson.

The dialling code for Huddersfield is 01484 and the postcode district 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 are: Primrose Hill, Tandem, Kirkheaton, Brighouse, Brackenhall, Berry Brow, Crossland Moor, Hillhouse, Armitage Bridge, Barkisland, Mirfield, Farnley Tyas, Waterloo, Outlane, Lockwood, Highburton, Ainley Top, Holywell Green, Paddock, Oakes Marsh, Honley, Fenay Bridge, Kirkburton, Moldgreen, Linthwaite, Elland, Fartown, Newsome, Southgate, Lindley, Deighton, Slaithwaite, Blackmoorfoot, Golcar, Birkby, Dewsbury, Longwood, Marsh, South Crosland, Almondbury, Milnsbridge.

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