image for Guided Tour item typeSaltaire's Model Farm (Heritage Open Days) at Milner Field

Guided Tour, Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

View from Milner Farm

View from Milner Farm


Saltaire History Club


Primrose Lane Gilstead,
West Yorkshire,
BD16 4QU

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Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep Saltaire's Model Farm (Heritage Open Days)


Nearly 150 years ago, Titus Salt Jr - son of Sir Titus, the founder of Saltaire - built a sumptuous mansion, Milner Field, just over a mile west of the World Heritage model village. On adjacent land he then created a 'model farm', an agricultural enterprise reflecting the spirit of the industrial age.

It remains a working dairy farm and the architecture which marks it as a Victorian model farm is largely intact. Working with the Saltaire History Club, farmers David and Stella Downs invite you to visit and to learn about
• a mansion that hosted a future king
• the mansion's designer and residents
• the estate's gardens and landscaping
• how c19 industrial giants modernised farming
• the extensive connections between the Salts family and farming
• the farm today.

You are promised a short tour with well-informed guides and you will be able to browse a wide-ranging display presented by knowledgeable local historians. And you never know: there may be Milner Field ice cream!

--Event part of Saltaire Festival--

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018 09:00 to 16:00


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Map reference: SE 121384  Lat: 53.84238 Long: -1.81721