Huddersfield Market

Huddersfield Market: Down the page you can view a map of Huddersfield market featuring locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is found on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be most easily accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is about three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) functions bottom right of this map, if it isn't displaying properly.

Huddersfield Market Map: On this page you are able to look at a map of Huddersfield market featuring locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England UK. Huddersfield is positioned between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Quick Guide: A large and historic market town located in the county of West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is currently the UK's 11th largest town, boasting a population of somewhere near 168,000 (2017). The town of Huddersfield is positioned roughly halfway between Leeds and Manchester being about 20 miles south-west of Leeds and 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and it is 190 miles drive from London.

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

Huddersfield is a chiefly industrial town, well known over the years for the manufacturing of electric motors, textiles, sheet metal, wool and chemicals. The town was the scene of some unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when the Luddites, afraid of losing their jobs thanks to the threat of mechanisation, wrecked mills and their machines and even went to the extreme of attacking and murdering mill owners. Despite the predominance or manufacturing the biggest employer in the town these days 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, a Roman fort at Slack Lane (Outlane) and an Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was identified as Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

The Huddersfield of Huddersfield has a long tradition with regards to sports and is where Rugby League was born, which occurred at Huddersfield's George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs broke away from the Rugby Football Union in a bitter dispute 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 currently holds a place in the Premier League (2017), they were winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End) and were also famous for winning three successive league titles.

The area has been the birthplace of numerous noteworthy Huddersfield including cricketer and footballer Chris Balderstone, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, James Mason and Derek Ibbotson (athlete).

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

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