Day 2: Saltaire Reform Church
Day 2: Saltaire Reform Church5 Nov 2011 6:01PM Views : 4790 Unique : 631
The Church building is truly one of the nation's most precious victorian architectural gems. Built by Sir Titus Salt in 1859 near Bradford, West Yorkshire, it is a unique example of Italianate religious architecture, boasting many architecturally and historically important features and it has been described as a classic "Cathedral of Congregationalism".
The Church today is in good condition, and is generally structurally sound. A major restoration process is underway however, and the project has several phases. The first phase now completed restored the canopy around the tower and the steps beneath. The second phase has begun, which will see the Mausoleum (which holds Sir Titus Salt and his family); the Victorian glass windows in the church and the statues within the church restored.
The next phase will be to incorporate disabled access to both levels of the church and to develop the lower rooms including an education facility for visiting school children.