Fartown, Huddersfield

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Fartown
Woodhouse hill.JPG
View from the top of Woodhouse Hill
Fartown is located in West Yorkshire
Fartown
Fartown
 Fartown shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough Kirklees
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HUDDERSFIELD
Postcode district HD2
Dialling code 01484
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Huddersfield
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Coordinates: 53°39′43″N 1°46′52″W / 53.662°N 1.781°W / 53.662; -1.781

Fartown is a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England that starts 1 km north of the town centre.

Fartown runs for approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) either side of the A641 main Huddersfield to Bradford Road. The district area stretches from the top of Woodhouse Hill to the Halifax Old Road with a population of 4,735 according to the 2001 Census.

Fartown currently has a multi-ethnic population with a significant percentage of people hailing from South Asian and West Indian backgrounds.

Two major hills are also situated in Fartown, Woodhouse Hill towards Sheepridge and the hill towards Cowcliffe. North Huddersfield Trust School is situated just off Woodhouse Hill.

Huddersfield's Rugby League team now known as the Huddersfield Giants played at the St. John's Ground as did the Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The ground there now is little used for sporting events.

Trivia[edit]

Fartown name was cited as "hilarious" in the XFM radio show presented by Ricky Gervais in 2003.

A house in Ashfield Street was used as the main family home in the British feature film Between Two Women.