Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Heritage Trail 9 - William Henry Street
'Then turn left into William Henry Street..' The houses here, built in 1854, have small front gardens and are quite spacious inside. They were intended for the 'overlookers' - the supervisors at the mill. Personally, I think this street is one of the most attractive in the village, the houses having quite a pretty 'cottagey' look. I love the rounded windows and doors, and the way the houses are uniform and yet have an individuality too. You can see the difference between the ones that have had the stonework cleaned and those that have not. As I have said before, the streets in Saltaire are mostly named after members of Sir Titus Salt's family. William Henry (1831-1893) was his first son.
[William Henry Street is named on the street plan]
If you're ready for a bit of colour after all these black and white images, I have recently posted some colour pictures of Saltaire in the snow on my other blog: Seeking the Quiet Eye. Click this link or the image on the side bar on the right to track over there.