St. George's Square, in the heart of Huddersfield, boasts some of the town's finest buildings including The George Hotel, Lion Chambers, Britannia
Buildings, Tites Building and Huddersfield Railway Station which was once described as 'a stately home with trains in it'.
Holding an event in the square
If you have an interest in holding an event in St. George's Square please contact Huddersfield Town Centre Management:
The creation of St. George's Square and the surrounding buildings took place between 1846 and 1859. This was part of the Ramsden family's ambitious
plans to create a 'New Town' following the arrival of the railway in Huddersfield. The Ramsden's recognised the potential value of the land in
front of the station and ensured that the buildings surrounding the square were of the highest quality.
The layout of the square has changed many times over the years in order to accommodate horse drawn carriages, trolley buses and taxis.
One of the recent additions to the square is a statue of Huddersfield's most famous son, Harold Wilson, Lord Wilson of Rievaulx (1916-1995). A
local sculptor, Ian Walters, was commissioned to create the sculpture which was unveiled on 9 July 1999 by Tony Blair.
On 24 May 2007 St George's Square hosted a visit from Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Thousands of people flocked to the square with
union jacks and flowers for the royal visitors and Huddersfield Choral Society and Orchestra of Opera North performed a special prom concert.