Huddersfield

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Huddersfield
Town Hall and Concert Hall - geograph.org.uk - 321863.jpg
Huddersfield Town Hall
Huddersfield is located in West Yorkshire
Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Location within West Yorkshire
Population162,949 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSE145165
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHuddersfield
Postcode districtHD1-5, HD7-8
Dialling code01484
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°38′42″N 1°46′47″W / 53.6450°N 1.7798°W / 53.6450; -1.7798Coordinates: 53°38′42″N 1°46′47″W / 53.6450°N 1.7798°W / 53.6450; -1.7798

Huddersfield is a large town in the Metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It was famous for its cloth industry, and where Rugby League football started.[1]

Huddersfield was the birthplace for the Labour Party prime minister, Harold Wilson. It is also known for its football team, who were the first team to win the Football League first division title three years in a row (1924-26).

Huddersfield had 162,949 residents at the 2011 census.[2][3] It sits close to the Pennines, 14 miles (23 km) south-west of Leeds, 12 miles (19 km) west of Wakefield, 23 miles (37 km) north-west of Sheffield and 24 miles (39 km) north-east of Manchester.

The River Holme discharges into the River Colne. They were tapped for steam turbines and textile treatment in the large weaving sheds.

Huddersfield railway station in St George's Square
St Peter's Church

References[change | change source]

  1. E.A. Hilary Haigh ed. 1992. Huddersfield: a most handsome town – aspects of the history and culture of a West Yorkshire town. Kirklees MC, Huddersfield, pp. 704.
  2. "Denis Kilcommons: Huddersfield is the 11th biggest town in Britain". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. "Britain's 20 biggest towns". The Telegraph. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2014.