King James Huddersfield

King James Huddersfield: Down the page it is possible to look at a map of King James Huddersfield featuring locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be accessed via the M62 motorway, it is about three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Employ the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) functions on this map, if it is not displaying properly.

King James Huddersfield Map: On this page you may see a map of King James Huddersfield displaying locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK. Huddersfield is situated on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be easily reached from the M62 motorway, it is just over three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Potted History: A huge and historic market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is currently the eleventh largest town in the United Kingdom, being home to a population of about 168,000 (2017). Huddersfield is placed roughly halfway between the cities of Leeds and Manchester being about 20 miles to the south-west of Leeds and 28 miles north-east of Manchester and it is 190 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is included in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the most populous settlement in the borough. Huddersfield sits in the valleys of the rivers 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, renowned over the years for the manufacture of textiles, electric motors, sheet metal, chemicals and wool. Huddersfield was the scene of significant unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when a group called the Luddites, in fear of losing their jobs on account of increasing mechanization, demolished weaving machinery and mills and even attacked textile mill owners. In spite of the predominance or manufacturing the biggest employer in Huddersfield nowadays is the University.

Huddersfield has been settled for upwards of four thousand 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 (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 identified as Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

Huddersfield has a proud sporting tradition and is where Rugby League was born, which happened at Huddersfield's George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when 22 clubs broke away from the RFU in a dispute over players being paid. In the same year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their football team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded later in 1908 and is at present in the Premier League (2017), they won the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and also won 3 successive league titles in 1924,25 and 26).

The Huddersfield area has been the birthplace of several well known Huddersfield such as Chris Balderstone, James Mason, Derek Ibbotson (athlete) and Harold Wilson.

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

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

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