The town of Huddersfield – West Yorkshire is one of the largest towns in the UK. 190 miles north of London, this community of 146, 234 is the administration center of Kirkslees borough. This proud town is the home place of Rugby and is also the birth place of the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Huddersfield is a market town that is located at the conflux of the Rivers Colne and Holme.
Huddersfields is a hub of education, sports and media and is also known for its architecture. One of the grandest buildings in the city is the Huddersfield Railway station. This train station was originally designed and built by the Victorian architect James Piggott Pritchett.
The building which is in the Neo classical style was built in 1846. The building has a facade lined with Corinthian columns. There was a 1 million Euro renovation in recent years and as a result of the renovations won the Europe Nostra prize for architecture. This prize is reserved for the finest of architectural accomplishments in all of the United Kingdom.
Huddersfield was settled over 4, 000 years ago and is documented in the Domesday Book. This text is a survey that was conducted in 1086 AD. And recorded all lands and possessions for tax assessment. Huddersfield was listed in the Domesday Book as the town of Odersfelt.
The original settlement in this area is known as Castle Hill. This hill was the home of a fort that was erected in 555 BC. During the Iron Age. The fort is believed to have been so large that it covered the entire top of the hill. In 43 AD. There were improvements made to the fort. It is believed that these improvements were made in an effort to hold off the attack of the Romans. The remains of the fort can still be witnessed today. The hilltop is a popular recreational area where tourists and locals enjoy the hiking and the outdoors.