SALTAIRE

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SALTAIRE

Saltaire is a Victorian model village in West Yorkshire, built by textile magnate Titus Salt.  The name is a combination of 'Salt' with 'Aire', the local river.  Salt gave his workers considerably better living and working conditions than they had endured in Bradford, after he moved production to his new facility in 1853.  Saltaire today is a preserved, living, village with shops, a park, canalside walks, all part of a World Heritage Site.  But no pub – Titus didn’t approve of pubs.  The main feature is the old factory building, Salts Mill, which includes exhibitions, specialist retail outlets and a permanent gallery exhibiting the works of local Bradford artist, David Hockney.

Saltaire gives a vivid impression of Victorian philanthropic paternalism and, as with New Lanark, Saltaire had a profound influence on industrial social welfare, urban planning and the 19th century garden city movement in the UK and beyond.

Location/Address
Victoria Road
Saltaire
County
West Yorkshire
Post Code
BD18 3LA
Main Historic Period
Victorian
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Bradford
Primary Management
Local Authority

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