Thursday, 10 December 2009

47 Titus Street

I'm almost halfway through my year's challenge of 'a photo a day' on my blog...and I am astonished at how much I have managed to capture in photos - and even more, how much of Saltaire I still haven't got round to featuring. This unusual tower, for example....

This house is No 47 Titus Street and lies almost in the centre of the village, at the corner of Titus Street and Upper Ada Street. A large house, it has this unique glazed tower on its roof. The purpose of the tower is not entirely clear, but it may have been a fire watch tower. Or perhaps it is simply another decorative device. It closely mirrors the shape of the twin towers on the south front of Salts Mill (see 29 October)

This photo, incidentally, also shows how steep the valley sides are, plunging down to the River Aire (and the canal) at the bottom, with Saltaire hugging one flank and the fields and moors of Shipley Glen over the other side. The hill is called Hope Hill and the farm near the crest is Hope Farm. The houses halfway down the hillside are part of Baildon.

4 comments:

  1. Your year's challenge is proving endless pleasure for us readers of your blog. And a great deal of information about Saltaire. Long may it continue.

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  2. I bet even when you finish your year's challenge there will still be many photos needing to be taken of Saltaire. Keep it up, it's great to see other communities.

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  3. Congratulations on your 6 month milestone. Looking forward to another 6 months worth of beautiful scenes and interesting stories like they one you've posted today.

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