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Oak Furniture Land Huddersfield: Below you'll be able to check out a map of Oak Furniture Land Huddersfield revealing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield can be found between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed via the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) buttons bottom right of the map, if you can not see what you need.

Oak Furniture Land Huddersfield Map: Above you are able to check out a map of Oak Furniture Land Huddersfield featuring locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is situated on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be accessed from the M62 motorway, it is approximately three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Potted History: A huge and historic market town situated in the English county of West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is at present the United Kingdom's eleventh largest town, being home to a population of somewhere near 168,000 (2017). The town of Huddersfield is positioned halfway between the cities of Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and 20 miles to the south-west of Leeds and is 191 miles distance from London.

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

Huddersfield is a chiefly industrial town, renowned over the years for the manufacturing of textiles, electric motors, wool, sheet metal and chemicals. It was the scene of significant unrest and violence at the time of the Industrial Revolution when Luddites, fearing the loss of their jobs because of the march of mechanization, demolished mills and machinery and even went to the extreme of attacking and killing textile mill owners. In spite of the predominance or industry the biggest employer in the town these days is the University.

The area has been settled for over 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, an Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack (near Outlane). Huddersfied was listed in the Domesday Book (compiled in 1086) where it was referred to as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

The town has a long tradition of sporting excellence 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 Rugby Football Union in a row over the payment of players. In that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their soccer team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded some years later in 1908 and is presently in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield Town won the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End 1-0) and were also famous for winning 3 league titles on the trot.

The Huddersfield area has been the birthplace of various notable Huddersfield including the likes of Chris Balderstone, film actor James Mason, Harold Wilson (PM) and Derek Ibbotson (athlete).

The telephone 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.

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

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