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Queensgate Huddersfield: Here it is possible to look at a map of Queensgate Huddersfield displaying locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Huddersfield is located between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is approximately three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) features bottom right of this map, if you need to get more detail.

Queensgate Huddersfield Map: Above you are able to check out a map of Queensgate Huddersfield displaying locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is found between Manchester and Leeds on the A62. Huddersfield can be easily accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is roughly 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Review of Huddersfield: A historic and large market town situated in the county of West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is actually the United Kingdom's 11th largest town (not including cities), having a population of around 168,000. The town is positioned 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 is approximately 190 miles drive from London.

Huddersfield is within the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the most populous town in that borough. Huddersfield lies in the valleys of the rivers Colne and Holme and the confluence of these two rivers is to the south of the town close to the University.

Huddersfield is a chiefly industrial town, famous over the centuries for the production of chemicals, textiles, electric motors, wool and sheet metal. Huddersfield was the scene of significant violence and unrest during the Industrial Revolution when a group known as the Luddites, fearful of losing their jobs as a consequence of increased mechanization, destroyed weaving machinery and mills and even attacked and murdered mill owners. Despite the predominance or industry and manufacturing the biggest employer in Huddersfield at present is the University.

The area has been settled for more than four thousand years, starting with Neolithic man and advancing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to the present day. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, an Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack. Huddersfied was mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book where it was referred to as Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

The town has a proud tradition of sporting excellence and is where Rugby League was born, which occurred at Huddersfield's George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when 22 clubs broke away from the RFU in a dispute over payments to players. Also in that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their football team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded a few years later in 1908 and is presently in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield Town were winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and were also famous for winning 3 league titles on the trot.

Huddersfield has been the birthplace of numerous noteworthy Huddersfield including James Mason, Derek Ibbotson (athlete), Chris Balderstone (footballer and cricketer) and former Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

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

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

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