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Saltaire
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Saltaire Salts Mill 1.jpg
Saltaire mills from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
LocationWest Yorkshire, England
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv
Reference1028
Inscription2001 (25th Session)
Area20 ha
Buffer zone1,078 ha
Coordinates53°50′14″N 1°47′25″W / 53.83722°N 1.79028°W / 53.83722; -1.79028

Saltaire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.[1] The site is a complete and well-preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century. It has textile mills, public buildings and workers' housing.[1]

History

Construction of Saltaire was started in 1851 by Sir Titus Salt. The name of the village is a combination of the founder's last name and the name of the Aire River which runs through it.[1]

Salt owned several textile mills Yorkshire. In 1853, he moved his businesses and his workers to Saltaire.[2]

In time, the new village grew to over 800 dwellings.[1]

In 1933, the village was sold the Bradford Property Trust. The mill closed down in 1986.[1]

In 2001, Saltaire was named a World Heritage Site.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 UNESCO, "Saltaire"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  2. Turner, Joseph Horsfall. (1888). Yorkshire notes and queries, Vol. I, p. 224.

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Coordinates: 53°50′21″N 1°47′18″E / 53.83917°N 1.78833°E / 53.83917; 1.78833