2022

SE1438 : Salt's Mill

taken 2 years ago, near to Saltaire, Bradford, England

This is 1 of 6 images, with title Salt's Mill in this square
Salt's Mill
Salt's Mill
Main Mill building at Saltaire, seen from the Victoria Road rail bridge
Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site :: SE1337

Saltaire is a Victorian model village on the outskirts of Bradford, by the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal The village takes its name from Titus Salt, a Victorian textile magnate and philanthropist who built a mill and a village to house his workers.

In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (LinkExternal link for a site plan of Saltaire showing the overall layout and the boundaries of the UNESCO World Heritage Site). The vast majority of buildings in the village have been individually designated as listed buildings by English Heritage.

Salts Mill

Salts Mill (sometimes Salt's Mill) is a Grade II listed building built in 1853. Titus Salt employed Lockwood & Mawson to design this textile mill which sits in the model village of Saltaire, built at the same time to house the mill's workers. Both were built on a greenfield site outside Shipley on the banks of the River Aire and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. It closed in 1986 and now houses many different businesses including an art gallery, a technology company and a café.

Salts Mill

Salts Mill (sometimes spelled Salt's Mill) is a former textile mill, now an art gallery, shopping centre, and restaurant complex in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. It was built by Sir Titus Salt in 1853,
The Mill and surrounding town of Saltaire was financed and built by the 19th century industrialist and philanthropist Sir Titus Salt after he observed other textile factories and was disappointed by the working conditions he saw there. Titus Salt built a factory and surrounding town with which he intended to improve the working conditions for his employees. When completed, the mill was the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area. It is a grade II* listed building. LinkExternal link . The mill closed in 1986
The Mill and surrounding village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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SE1438, 378 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Richard Croft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 25 February, 2022   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 March, 2024
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1402 3802 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.2947N 1:47.3058W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1394 3802
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