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Simon Blyth Huddersfield Map: On this page you can see a map of Simon Blyth Huddersfield featuring locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield can be found on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is approximately 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Review of Huddersfield: A historic and huge market town located in the county of West Yorkshire, England, in the UK, Huddersfield is currently the UK's eleventh largest town, boasting a population of somewhere near 168,000. The town of Huddersfield is positioned roughly 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 it is some 190 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is the administrative centre for the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the most populous town in this borough. Huddersfield lies in the valleys of 2 rivers, the Colne and Holme and the confluence of these 2 rivers is just to the south of the town close to the University.

Huddersfield is a largely industrial town, widely known over the years for the production of electric motors, chemicals, sheet metal, wool and textiles. The town was the scene of significant unrest and violence at the time of the Industrial Revolution when a group known as the Luddites, fearing the loss of their livelihood on account of increased mechanisation, destroyed weaving machinery and mills and even murdered mill owners. Despite the predominance or manufacturing and industry the biggest employer in Huddersfield today is the University.

Huddersfield has been settled for over 4,000 years, starting with Neolithic man and moving on through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to the present day. 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 recorded in the Domesday Book (compiled in 1086) where it was called Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

The Huddersfield of Huddersfield has a long tradition of sporting excellence and is the birthplace of Rugby League, which occurred at Huddersfield's George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when 22 clubs split from the RFU. In that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their soccer club Huddersfield Town AFC was founded soon after in 1908 and presently holds a place in the Premier League (2017), they won the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End 1-0) and were also famous for winning 3 league titles on the trot.

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

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

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