The University Of Huddersfield

The University Of Huddersfield: On this page you are able to see a map of the University of Huddersfield revealing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is positioned between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be reached via the M62 motorway, it is roughly three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) buttons bottom right of this map, if it's not displaying properly.

The University Of Huddersfield Map: On this page you may view a map of the University of Huddersfield showing locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Huddersfield can be found on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be easily reached via the M62 motorway, it is just over 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Short Guide: A historic and large market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, In the UK, Huddersfield is actually the UK's 11th largest town, being home to a population in excess of 168,000. The town is positioned midway between the cities of Leeds and Manchester being about 20 miles to the south-west of Leeds and 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and it is 191 miles driving distance from London.

Huddersfield is included in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the most populous town in the borough. It sits in the valleys of the River Holme and the River Colne and these two rivers meet to the south of the town near the University.

Huddersfield is a largely industrial town, recognized over the centuries for the manufacture of textiles, wool, chemicals, electric motors and sheet metal. The town was the scene of considerable unrest and violence during the Industrial Revolution when Luddites, faced with losing their jobs because of ever increasing mechanisation, demolished machines and mills and even went as far as murdering textile mill owners. Despite the predominance or industry the biggest employer in Huddersfield today is the University.

The Huddersfield area has been the site of settlements for more than 4,000 years, starting with Neolithic man and proceeding 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 Lane (Outlane). Huddersfied was recorded in the Domesday Book (compiled in 1086) where it was called Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

The town has a long tradition in relation to sports and is where Rugby League was born, which took place at the George Hotel on the 29th August 1895, when twenty two clubs split from the RFU. Also in 1895 the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their football team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded 13 years later in 1908 and is currently in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield Town were victorious in the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End 1-0) and were the first English club to win three league titles on the trot.

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

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

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

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