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The Church was built by Sir Titus Salt in 1859 to serve his staff who worked at the Mill within the village of Saltaire, now a world heritage site. The building is a unique example of Italianate religious architecture. The entrance is up six steps under a portico supported by six unfluted Corinthian columns and topped by a fretted tower with a cupola. Fittingly, the Mausoleum built onto the church contains the remains of Sir Titus Salt himself.

Inside are hollow Corinthian columns with beautiful Scagliola exteriors, fashioned by Italian craftsmen. Two ornate chandeliers, ormolu and cut glass hang from the celiling, of such great weight additional roof trusses had to be inserted to support them. Originally lit by gas, they were made by Hausburg of Liverpool.

Unusually for a non-conformist church the tower houses ring six bells. The organ within built by Peter Conacher and Co. Huddersfield, was installed in 1890, rebuilt at the end of the Second World War, and again in 1991 by Michael Fletcher, a local organ builder now the church organist.

Rightly designated a grade 1 listed building it is well worth a visit. Details of opening times are on the church website. Groups can be accommodated by appointment at most times.

There is a cafe open on Sunday afternoons or by arrangement for groups. Tours of the world heritage site can be arranged with a local guide, starting at the church.

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  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • German signs/guides


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Drive to Shipley A650. Look for signs for Saltaire. By Public Transport: 2 minute walk from Saltaire Station.

Saltaire United Reformed Church


Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LF
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Tel01274 405847

Opening Times

* Please check Saltaire United Reformed Church website for details or contact 01274 816900

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