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Congregational Church (Including Salt Family Mausoleum to South)

A Grade I Listed Building in Shipley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.839 / 53°50'20"N

Longitude: -1.7909 / 1°47'27"W

OS Eastings: 413858

OS Northings: 438108

OS Grid: SE138381

Mapcode National: GBR J91.1C

Mapcode Global: WHC92.GRFS

Plus Code: 9C5WR6Q5+JM

Entry Name: Congregational Church (Including Salt Family Mausoleum to South)

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337556

Also known as: Saltaire United Reformed Church
Saltaire Congregational Church

ID on this website: 101314229

Location: Saltaire United Reformed Church, Moorhead, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD18

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: Shipley

Parish: Shipley

Built-Up Area: Shipley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Shipley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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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

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