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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.


List entry Number: 1314229



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


District: Bradford

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

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: 337556

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SE 1338 SE SHIPLEY VICTORIA ROAD (west side) Saltaire

8/151 Congregational 22/11/66 Church (including Salt family mausoleum to south)


Congregational church and Salt family mausoleum. 1858-59. By Lockwood and Mawson for Titus Salt. Ashlar. Welsh slate roof with leaded mausoleum roof. Italianate style 6-bay aisle-less nave with semicircular portico at west end and mausoleum to south. Portico, 7 bays wide on a 5-step podium has central, double, 6-panel door with similar flanking doors and giant Corinthian columns supporting a deep dentilled and modillioned entablature. Above is a round tower the base of which has 4 clock faces and 4 oculi. The upper part of the tower has 8 engaged columns supporting a dome.

Nave: bay divisions marked by giant Corinthian pilasters. Large square-headed windows with eared architraves and marginal glazing. Basement level of rock-faced stone on south side due to sloping ground. Smaller apse at east end flanked by pilasters.

Interior: Small gallery at rear. Nave bays are marked by dark blue scagliola pilasters which support a dentilled and modillioned entablature and richly-decorated, segmental, coffered ceiling. Panelled organ in east apse. Oak, straight-backed pews. Two massive gilt chandeliers. Round vestibule at west end with a carved marble bust of Titus Salt-by Thomas Milnes of London. The bust is on a square pedestal with the Salt coat of arms with helm and crest of an alpaca. At the base is an Angora goat and an alpaca with a fleece at their feet wrapping a cornucopia.

Salt family mausoleum: Square with domed roof. Elaborately detailed, the three main sides have Corinthian pilasters enriched with foliage. The central panels are round-arched with radiating decoration to the tympana. Entablature with modillioned cornice. The front has engaged columns to each side with urn. Central Roman altar with festoons and lions' heads, surmounted by an urn decorated with figures and festoons.

Part of Saltaire model village.

D. Linstrum, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, 1978

Listing NGR: SE1385838107

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978)
Reynolds, J, The Great Paternalist, (1983)

National Grid Reference: SE 13858 38107


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