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Highfields: ‘a most handsome’ suburb

Mon 25 Jan 2021


Highfields: ‘a most handsome’ suburb

Online presentation by David Griffiths.

Due to current social distancing restrictions, Huddersfield Local History Society’s 2020/21 season of talks will initially be given online and made available on the Society’s web site.

The Highfields area was Huddersfield’s first middle-class suburb, developed from the early 1820s with elegant Georgian houses. It was already home to Highfield Chapel, founded in 1771, which was joined by other significant religious and educational institutions throughout the 19th century. Today, cut off from the town centre by the Ring Road, it is neglected and rarely visited. Presenting historic maps and images and contemporary photography, David Griffiths explains how and why the area developed, explores its buildings and institutions, and introduces some significant 19th century figures who shaped the area and lived there.

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