Tuesday, 19 January 2010


This is a close-up of the stonework on the canal side of Salts Mill, Saltaire. Even here, away from the more public facades, you can see the quality of the design and masonry work and the attractively warm colour of the local stone used. The Mill, and indeed the whole of Saltaire, is the work of the Bradford architects Lockwood and Mawson, whom Titus Salt commissioned to bring his vision for his business and model village into reality. The architectural style is Italianate, notable for its symmetry and classical features (as Alan noted in his comment yesterday, this extends throughout the whole village.) The masonry of the mill itself is the work of several different firms of masons - Messrs Fearnley & Wainwright, Messrs Moulson of Bradford and Messrs Hogg and Redford of Leeds.

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