Parks in Huddersfield

Parks in Huddersfield: Below you can look at a map of parks in Huddersfield showing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is found on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be reached via the M62 motorway, it is just over three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) buttons bottom right of this map, if you want a better view.

Parks in Huddersfield Map: Here you are able to see a map of parks in Huddersfield showing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is positioned between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed via the M62 motorway, it is just over three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

About Huddersfield: A historic and large market town situated in the county of West Yorkshire, England, in the UK, Huddersfield is actually the United Kingdom's eleventh largest town (not including cities), housing a population of close to 168,000. Huddersfield is placed roughly midway between Leeds and Manchester being about 20 miles south-west of Leeds and 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and is 190 miles driving distance from London.

Huddersfield is the administrative centre of the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the largest town in that borough. Huddersfield sits in the valleys of the rivers Colne and Holme and these two rivers meet to the south of the town beside the University.

Huddersfield is a mostly industrial town, widely known over the centuries for the production and manufacture of chemicals, textiles, sheet metal, wool and electric motors. It was the scene of significant unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when the Luddites, fearing the loss of their jobs as a consequence of greater mechanization, destroyed machines and mills and in some cases even killed textile mill owners. In spite of the predominance or industry and manufacturing the biggest employer in the town today is the University.

The area has been settled for over 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 early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was documented in the Domesday Book (compiled in 1086) where it was called Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

The Huddersfield of Huddersfield has a long sporting tradition and is the home and birthplace of Rugby League, which occurred at the George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when 22 clubs broke away from the RFU (Rugby Football Union). Also in 1895 the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their football club Huddersfield Town AFC was founded later in 1908 and is currently in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield were the winners of the FA Cup in 1922 and also won three successive league titles.

The town has been the birthplace of many prominent Huddersfield including Chris Balderstone, Hollywood actor James Mason, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Derek Ibbotson.

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

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

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