Tuesday, 15 January 2013

15. The Congregational Church


Sir Titus Salt's motivation was grounded in his Christian faith and he was keen from the start to provide spiritually for his village's residents. On a carefully chosen site, right opposite the Mill's grandest entrance, he had a church built. The foundation stone was laid in 1856, by Salt's wife Caroline, three years after the Mill opened. It's a magnificent example of Victorian architecture, now Grade 1 listed, with six huge Corinthian columns supporting its round tower.

2 comments:

  1. A very handsome church indeed.

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  2. It is a grand building, quite different from Congregational churches in New England.

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