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Huddersfield Overview

Huddersfield is the largest town in England near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. Located within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a total resident population of 162,949. It is the largest urban area in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and the administrative centre of the borough. The town is well known for its important role in the Industrial Revolution, the birthplace of Rugby League and for being the birthplace of the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Huddersfield today is a town of higher education, the media and sports, being home to the Football League One football team Huddersfield Town F.C., founded in 1908. It is also the home of Rugby League, once with the local team being Fartown, now the Super League team Huddersfield Giants, founded in 1895. The town is home to the University of Huddersfield and one of the most critically acclaimed non-fee paying sixth form colleges in the whole of the UK, Greenhead College. Despite the fact that the University is the largest employer it is still a manufacturing town. Historically it was known for being primarily a textile town.

Huddersfield is a town of victorian architecture. Huddersfield railway station is a Grade I listed building and was described by John Betjeman as 'the most splendid station facade in England' second only to St Pancras, London. The station stands in St George's Square, and has been given a £1 million make over and subsequently won the Europa Nostra award for European architecture.

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