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Huddersfield Kingsgate: Here you'll be able to look at a map of Huddersfield Kingsgate displaying locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield is situated on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be reached from the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) buttons on the map, if you can not see what you need.

Huddersfield Kingsgate Map: Here you can see a map of Huddersfield Kingsgate displaying locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is around three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Short Guide: A large and historic market town situated in the English county of West Yorkshire, UK, Huddersfield is actually the United Kingdom's eleventh largest town, being home to a population of somewhere near 168,000. The town is placed roughly halfway between the cities of Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and is 190 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is within the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the largest urban settlement in that borough. Huddersfield sits in the valleys of 2 rivers, the Colne and Holme and the confluence of these 2 rivers is just to the south of the town close to the University.

Huddersfield is a primarily industrial area, famous over the years for the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, sheet metal, electric motors and wool. It was the scene of significant unrest during the Industrial Revolution when a group known as the Luddites, in fear of losing their livelihood owing to increased mechanization, demolished machinery and mills and in some cases even attacked and killed textile mill owners. Despite the predominance or industry the largest employer in Huddersfield these days is the University.

The area has been settled for upwards of 4,000 years, beginning with Neolithic man and progressing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to modern times. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, a Roman fort at Slack Lane (Outlane) and a late Bronze Age or early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was noted in the Domesday Book (written in 1086) where it was referred to as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

Huddersfield has a proud tradition in relation to sports and is the birthplace of Rugby League, which came into being at the George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs broke away from the RFU. In the same year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their soccer team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded soon after in 1908 and is presently in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield were the winners of the FA Cup in 1922 and were also famous for winning three successive league titles.

Huddersfield has been the birthplace of numerous famous Huddersfield such as film actor James Mason, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Chris Balderstone and Derek Ibbotson (athlete).

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

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

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