© Mr David Robson
SALTAIRE MILLS - MAIN BLOCK INCLUDING SHEDS, VICTORIA ROAD (east side)
SHIPLEY, BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE
Mr David Robson
17 September 2007
22 November 1966
Date of last amendment:
22 November 1966
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SE 1338 SE SHIPLEY VICTORIA ROAD
SE 13 NW (east side)
8/140 Saltaire Mills -
2/140 main block
22/11/66 including sheds
Mill complex. 1851-53. By Lockwood and Mawson.
Engineer: Sir William Fairbairn. For Titus Salt. Harrier-dressed
stone with ashlar and rock-faced dressings. Welsh slate roof.
4 storeys and basement in a T-plan with lower sheds in the angles
and extending to the east. The main facade is 60 bays long arranged
symmetrically A. B. C. D. E. D. C. B. A. with number of bays as follows:
1. 22. 1. 3. 6. 3. 22. 1. Bays A and C project. Bays D project
slightly. Bays C are surmounted by square open towers with paired
round-arched openings. Window heads are cambered except to ground
floor where they are round-arched with rusticated rock-faced voussoirs,
and to the top floor of the central bays and the projecting bays where
they are also round-arched with archivolts and keystones. Three have
central segmental-headed carriage entrances with rusticated rock-faced
voussoirs, that to the left infilled with a small extension and that
to the right part-blocked. At the base of each bay D is a slender
2-storey round-arched opening, that to right infilled with contemporary
glazing and that to left infilled with recent materials. Ashlar
rusticated quoins,and ashlar pilaster-quoins to upper floors. String
course between floors. Deep bracketed eaves cornice. Parapet to
centre bays. Single-storey sheds to right with round-arched windows,
segmental-headed cart-entries and deep parapet. The leg of the 'T',
the warehouse, is 25 bays long with plain casements and terminates in
a 5-storey block, 12 bays long by 6 bays deep. Its rear facade,
overlooking the canal, is near-symmetrical with segmental pediments
surmounting the 2 loading bays. At low level, opening directly onto
the canal, are 7 large, round-arched openings with rock-faced rusticated
voussoirs, now infilled with glazing. The side elevations of this end
block are pedimented. To the right of the rear facade is a 4-storey
23-bay block and to the left, a 22-bay shed with north-lights, both
running parallel to the canal.
The building is of fire-proof construction with cast-iron columns and
beams, stone floors on hollow-brick arches, and a cast-iron roof.
Part of Saltaire model village.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1967
D. Linstrum, West Yorkshire Architect and Architecture, 1976