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Saltaire United Reformed Church 2018

Titus Salt was a devout Congregationalist. The Congregational Church (now the United Reformed Church) was built in 1859 with £16000 of Salt’s personal fortune (around £1.4 million today). The church stands in its own grounds with a small churchyard.

Like the rest of the village, the church was constructed in Italianate style, with fluted columns, tower and scagliola pillars (imitation marble). Two ornate chandeliers of cut glass were suspended from the ceiling, requiring roof trusses to be added at a later date to support the weight.

To the North side of the church is the Salt family mausoleum, where Titus, Caroline and several other members of the Salt family were buried. Following the First World War, a memorial was erected in the church grounds to commemorate those from Saltaire who lost their lives.

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