Marsh, West Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°39′00″N 1°48′29″W / 53.650°N 1.808°W / 53.650; -1.808

View of Marsh, Paddock and Oakes looking towards Lindley

Marsh is a suburb of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England that is situated 0.93 miles (1.5 km) west of the town centre.[1]

At the 2001 census the population was recorded as 4,482. It is said that the area is so-called because it was wetland before it was reclaimed.[2] It used to be known as Paddock-with-Marsh. The A640 road between Huddersfield town centre and Junction 23 of the M62 motorway runs through Marsh.[1] This thoroughfare is known as Westbourne Road and is Marsh's main shopping area. One of Huddersfield's private schools, Huddersfield Grammar, is situated on Luck Lane.[3]

The Yorkshire and England cricketer Wilfred Rhodes and his family lived in Marsh for over 40 years.[4]

The actor James Mason originated from this area before going to Cambridge University and Hollywood.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "288" (Map). Bradford & Huddersfield (B2 ed.). 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 978-0-319-24485-2. 
  2. ^ "Marsh". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Gabbitas (2012). The independent schools guide, 2012–2013 : a fully comprehensive guide to independent education in the United Kingdom. London: Kogan Page. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-7494-6747-0. 
  4. ^ Rogerson, Sidney (1960). Wilfred Rhodes ; professional and gentleman. London: Hollis & Carter. pp. 101–102. OCLC 2741819. 
  5. ^ Davison, Emma (8 November 2008). "What did the actor James Mason do for Huddersfield?". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 3 January 2017.