From Tudor times until the early 20th century, one of Huddersfield’s grandest houses stood where Greenhead College is today. A century after its demolition it is largely forgotten, but the imprint of its extensive grounds lives on in the great open space of Greenhead Park. It was home to some of the town’s most prominent citizens, always at the centre of local affairs and sometimes linked to great events of national and even international history. The English and American civil wars, the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, revolutionary stirrings in the early 19th century, slavery and anti-slavery all come into its remarkable story.
Now you can read all about four centuries of life at Greenhead Hall in a new Friends of Greenhead Park publication by local historian, David Griffiths. David is a member of the Friends and author of our popular history of the park, Secured for the Town, published four years ago to celebrate the park’s restoration.
Huddersfield’s Best Address costs just £4 from The Park cafe (adjoining the conservatory) and local bookshops. You can also buy it direct from the Friends at our Wednesday drop-in session and at Friends’ meetings and events. It’s available by post too – at £4.95 including P&P – from Friends of Greenhead Park, c/o Refreshment Rooms, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield HD1 4HS.