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SALTAIRE MILLS - MAIN BLOCK INCLUDING SHEDS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SALTAIRE MILLS - MAIN BLOCK INCLUDING SHEDS

List entry Number: 1133523

Location

SALTAIRE MILLS - MAIN BLOCK INCLUDING SHEDS, VICTORIA ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Bradford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 337546

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History

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Details

SE 1338 SE SE 13 NW 8/140 2/140

SHIPLEY VICTORIA ROAD (east side) Saltaire Saltaire Mills - main block including sheds

22/11/66

GV II* Mill complex. 1851-53. By Lockwood and Mawson. Engineer: Sir William Fairbairn. For Titus Salt. Hammer-dressed stone with ashlar and rock-faced dressings. Welsh slate roof. 4 storeys and basement in a T-plan with lower sheds in the angles and extending to the east. The main facade is 60 bays long arranged symmetrically A. B. C. D. E. D. C. B. A. with number of bays as follows: 1. 22. 1. 3. 6. 3. 22. 1. Bays A and C project. Bays D project slightly. Bays C are surmounted by square open towers with paired round-arched openings. Window heads are cambered except to ground floor where they are round-arched with rusticated rock-faced voussoirs, and to the top floor of the central bays and the projecting bays where they are also round-arched with archivolts and keystones. Three have central segmental-headed carriage entrances with rusticated rock-faced voussoirs, that to the left infilled with a small extension and that to the right part-blocked. At the base of each bay D is a slender 2-storey round-arched opening, that to right infilled with contemporary glazing and that to left infilled with recent materials. Ashlar rusticated quoins,and ashlar pilaster-quoins to upper floors. String course between floors. Deep bracketed eaves cornice. Parapet to centre bays. Single-storey sheds to right with round-arched windows, segmental-headed cart-entries and deep parapet. The leg of the 'T', the warehouse, is 25 bays long with plain casements and terminates in a 5-storey block, 12 bays long by 6 bays deep. Its rear facade, overlooking the canal, is near-symmetrical with segmental pediments surmounting the 2 loading bays. At low level, opening directly onto the canal, are 7 large, round-arched openings with rock-faced rusticated voussoirs, now infilled with glazing. The side elevations of this end block are pedimented. To the right of the rear facade is a 4-storey 23-bay block and to the left, a 22-bay shed with north-lights, both running parallel to the canal.

The building is of fire-proof construction with cast-iron columns and beams, stone floors on hollow-brick arches, and a cast-iron roof.

Part of Saltaire model village.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967

D. Linstrum, West Yorkshire Architect and Architecture, 1976

Listing NGR: SE1408238039

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978)
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967)
Reynolds, J, The Great Paternalist, (1983)

National Grid Reference: SE 14082 38039

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