Student Accommodation Huddersfield

Student Accommodation Huddersfield: Underneath you can view a map of student accommodation Huddersfield revealing locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England UK. Huddersfield is located between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be easily reached from the M62 motorway, it is approximately three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Make use of the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) features on the map, if you need to get more details.

Student Accommodation Huddersfield Map: On this page you may view a map of student accommodation Huddersfield revealing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is found on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be accessed via the M62 motorway, it is around three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

About Huddersfield: A large and historic market town situated in the county of West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is presently the UK's eleventh largest town, being home to a population in excess of 168,000 (2017). The town of Huddersfield is positioned about 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 away from London.

Huddersfield is included in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the biggest town in that borough. It sits in the valleys of two rivers, the River Colne and the River Holme and these 2 rivers meet to the south of the town beside the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a largely industrial town, renowned over the centuries for the production of chemicals, sheet metal, textiles, electric motors and wool. Huddersfield was the scene of much 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 the march of mechanisation, demolished machinery and mills and even went to the extreme of attacking and murdering mill owners, notably one William Horsfall. Regardless of the predominance or industry the biggest employer in Huddersfield at present is the University.

The Huddersfield area has been settled for upwards of 4,000 years, beginning with Neolithic man and moving on through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to modern times. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, a Roman fort at Slack (near Outlane) and a late Bronze Age or early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was documented in the 1086 Domesday Book where it was identified as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

The town has a proud tradition of sporting excellence and is where Rugby League was born, which happened at the George Hotel in Huddersfield on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs broke away from the Rugby Football Union in a dispute over the payment of players. Also in 1895 the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their football club Huddersfield Town AFC was founded a few years later in 1908 and at present holds a place in the Premier League (2017), they were the winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End 1-0) and were the first English club to win 3 successive league titles in the 1920's.

Huddersfield has been the birthplace of many well known Huddersfield including Harold Wilson, Chris Balderstone (footballer and cricketer), James Mason and Derek Ibbotson (athlete).

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

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

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