Discovering Old Huddersfield (1993-2002) by Gordon & Enid Minter

Discovering Old Huddersfield was written by Gordon and Enid Minter, and published in five parts by Barden Press from 1993 to 2002.

The Huddersfield Local History Society republished all five parts in 2010 in digital form and the entire book can be downloaded as a 621-page PDF from their web site.

The series takes the form of several driving tours, with occasional interspersed walks, covering the centre of Huddersfield and several of the surrounding districts (sadly omitting Netherton).


Part 1, Tour 1: Old London RoadNorth from the town centre to Fixby, and south east to Almondbury and Kirburton.1-76
Part 1, Tour 2: Mansions and MillsOn the east side of town, from Kirkheaton round to Castle Hill.77-132
Part 2, Tour 1: Palaces and Pleasure GroundsThe Colne Valley upstream to Milnsbridge, especially the Northern slopes.133-188
Part 2, Tour 2: The First Turnpike RoadThe southern side of the Colne Valley, up to Marsden89-262
Part 3: Industries and InstitutionsDownstream to Cooper Bridge, on both sides of the Colne.263-387
Part 4: Benefactors and BusinessmenNorth west from the town centre, as far as Lindley and Salendine Nook, and west to Lockwood and Beaumont Park.388-504
Part 5, section 1: In TownThe southern part of the town centre, from the market place to the Town Hall.505-563
Part 5, section 2: Out of TownA final miscellany of sites of particular interest, in several directions.564-621

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