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Kings Head Huddersfield: On this page you can see a map of Kings Head Huddersfield displaying locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be easily reached from the M62 motorway, it is just over three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Use the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) features bottom right of this map, if you cannot see what you need.

Kings Head Huddersfield Map: Here it is possible to look at a map of Kings Head Huddersfield showing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is positioned between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be reached via the M62 motorway, it is approximately 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

About Huddersfield: A very large and historic market town situated in the county of West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is actually the eleventh largest town (not including cities) in the United Kingdom, boasting a population of just over 168,000. Huddersfield is positioned 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 about 190 miles drive from London.

Huddersfield is part of the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the largest urban settlement in the borough. It sits in the valleys of two rivers, the River Colne and the River Holme and these 2 rivers meet to the south of the town adjacent to the University.

Huddersfield is a primarily industrial town, recognized over the centuries for the manufacturing of electric motors, chemicals, sheet metal, wool and textiles. Huddersfield was the scene of much unrest and violence during the Industrial Revolution when the Luddites, faced with losing their livelihood owing to increasing mechanisation, demolished mills and machinery and even went as far as killing textile mill owners. Regardless of the predominance or manufacturing and industry the largest employer in Huddersfield at present is the University.

Huddersfield has been settled for upwards of four thousand 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 (near Outlane) and an early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was documented in the Domesday Book (compiled in 1086) where it was called Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

The town has a long tradition with regards to sports and is the birthplace of Rugby League, which took place at the George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs broke away from the RFU in a bitter row over payments to players. The same year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their football team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded in 1908 and is presently in the Premier League (2017), they were victorious in the FA Cup in 1922 (at Stamford Bridge) and were the first English club to win three successive league titles in 1924,25 and 26).

Huddersfield has been the birthplace of numerous noteworthy Huddersfield including the likes of Derek Ibbotson, cricketer and footballer Chris Balderstone, James Mason and Harold Wilson.

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

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

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