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Latitude: 53.839 / 53°50'20"N
Longitude: -1.7909 / 1°47'27"W
OS Eastings: 413859
OS Northings: 438108
OS Grid: SE138381
Mapcode National: GBR J91.1C
Mapcode Global: WHC92.GRFS
Entry Name: Congregational Church (Including Salt Family Mausoleum to South)
Listing Date: 22 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1314229
English Heritage Legacy ID: 337556
Location: Bradford, BD18
Electoral Ward/Division: 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
SE 1338 SE SHIPLEY VICTORIA ROAD
22/11/66 Church (including
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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