The Buildings of Huddersfield, Five Architectural Walks
by David Wyles, published by Kirklees Metropolitan Council1984, revised edition 2006. A Huddersfield Civic Society project.
Until the end of the eighteenth century Huddersfield was still a small township described by G S Phillips in his Walks round Huddersfield as a “miserable village, the houses poor and scattered, the streets narrow, crooked and dirty”. The towns physical expansion was largely the result of the policies of one family, the Ramsdens, responsible for the building of the Cloth Hall and the construction of the Broad Canal from Cooper Bridge to Asply Basin.
This book describes in some detail the buildings to be seen on five different walks about the town.