The following events took place in 1879...
- 17th — After being instructed by H.F. Beaumont, his agent W.J. Dunderdale writes to the Huddersfield Corporation making an offer of 30 acres of land in the Crosland Moor area for the purposes of creating Huddersfield's first public park. The site proves unsuitable and suggestions are made that Dungeon Wood would be a more suitable location.
- 6th — Rev. George Hough, the first incumbent of Holy Trinity, South Crosland, dies.
- 16th — The Beaumont Park Committee is formed, tasked with overseeing the development of Dungeon Wood into Beaumont Park.
- 12th — At an induction service, the Rev. George Coulton becomes the second incumbent of Holy Trinity, South Crosland. He holds the post until 1883, when he becomes the vicar of Christ Church, Helme.
- 8th — At the council meeting, the Mayor proposes that they accept H.F. Beaumont's offer of around 25½ acres of land, including Dungeon Wood.
- The Deed of Conveyance for handing over the majority of Dungeon Wood for the purposes of creating Huddersfield's first public park is signed.
- A case of typhoid fever is reported at Sunny Bank, South Crosland.