Museums in Huddersfield

Museums in Huddersfield: Here you are able to view a map of museums in Huddersfield displaying locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be easily reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is around 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Make use of the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) buttons bottom right of this map, if you need a clearer view.

Museums in Huddersfield Map: Above you can view a map of museums in Huddersfield featuring locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Potted Guide: A historic and huge market town situated in the county of West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is presently the United Kingdom's eleventh largest town, housing a population of just over 168,000. The town is positioned about 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 some 190 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is part of the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the most populous settlement in the borough. It lies in the valleys of 2 rivers, the River Holme and the River Colne and the confluence of these 2 rivers is to the south of the town adjacent to the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a mostly industrial town, famous over the centuries for the manufacturing of wool, textiles, electric motors, sheet metal and chemicals. Huddersfield was the scene of considerable unrest and violence during the Industrial Revolution when a group of textile workers called the Luddites, fearing the loss of their jobs as a consequence of ever increasing mechanization, damaged weaving machinery and mills and even went to the extreme of attacking and murdering textile mill owners, notably one William Horsfall. In spite of the predominance or manufacturing the biggest employer in the town at present is the University.

The Huddersfield area 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 Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack (near Outlane). Huddersfied was recorded in the Domesday Book (written in 1086) where it was referred to as Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

The Huddersfield of Huddersfield has a proud tradition in relation to sport and is the birthplace of Rugby League, which took place at Huddersfield's George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when 22 clubs split from the RFU. Also in that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their soccer club Huddersfield Town AFC was founded a few years later in 1908 and presently holds a place in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield Town won the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and were also famous for winning 3 successive league titles in the 1920's.

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

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

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

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