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A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 2/7

Salt's Mill (or Salts Mill) is an art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex located in Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is inside a former mill, built by Sir Titus Salt. The 1853 gallery takes its name from the date of the building in which it is housed. Salt's Mill displays many paintings by local artist David Hockney, and also provides offices for Pace plc.

When completed, it was the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area. It is a grade II* listed building. The mill closed in 1986, with renovation beginning the following year.

There is a website for the mill, which we never went in because we didn't realise what was in it at the time, at http://www.saltsmill.org.uk/

A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 2/7

Salt's Mill (or Salts Mill) is an art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex located in Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is inside a former mill, built by Sir Titus Salt. The 1853 gallery takes its name from the date of the building in which it is housed. Salt's Mill displays many paintings by local artist David Hockney, and also provides offices for Pace plc.

When completed, it was the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area. It is a grade II* listed building. The mill closed in 1986, with renovation beginning the following year.

There is a website for the mill, which we never went in because we didn't realise what was in it at the time, at http://www.saltsmill.org.uk/

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2009, 01:55
This place is enormous and, somehow, fails to be ugly!

Belly lice, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, it has obviously been well looked after. This place is a UNESCO World Heritage place I think.
Best seen from the outside...it's full of shops....not nice tongue
Brian Walbey: We didn't go in to see Bill.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Dec 2009, 07:24
The light is fabulous Brian, love the way it changes each part of the image at different angles
Brian Walbey: We did have a good afternoon for the light Tony.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Dec 2009, 08:42
What a grand edifice Brian: it's good thet've found a new use for it
Brian Walbey: I'm just sorry we decided not to go inside Chris.
Its a very big place, its good they still use it,, nice image Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2009, 09:50
You should go back - it sounds like an interesting place to visit. I like the juxtaposition of the industrial building and the green allotments.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: I wouldn't mind going back Ingrid. I found it quite novel having the allotments next to the street, and there is a railway line in front of the mill as well.
Wow, such a huge place! Wonderfully capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Dec 2009, 11:05
Grand looking building
Brian Walbey: They new how to do grand back in the days when this was built vintage.
Looks like a wonderful building and so nice to see a renovated building with its original features retained. Looking at the website, it looks a fascinating place. I bet you go back one day to have another look. And perhaps next time I'm in Yorkshire I will also try to arrange a trip there.
Brian Walbey: I'm just sorry we didn't go in Sheila, we weren't really sure if it was open to the public till we got back on the coach and somebosy mentioned it.
Great place to visit must return ... richard
Brian Walbey: I wouldn't mind going back either Richard, we didn't actually go in the mill, now we wish we had.
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2009, 16:42
1st thing that came to my mind..... Nice angle.... i like
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Dec 2009, 17:35
Is this where they get "trouble in t'mill", Brian? What a fabulous building; I can just imagine the noise as all the looms were working when it a mill. Good to see that it has been "recycled".
Brian Walbey: The noise must have been horrendous Alan, but the mill certainly looks to be well cared for.
i have passed on numerous times Brian and never called in i have seen lots of great shots from here yours included nowsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tim.
I love the building Brian, and l like the background info too. The light shines on on side drawing the eye which is nice.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice building Ryan and we were lucky with the light that afternoon.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Dec 2009, 22:40
An impressive building Brian, looks like you found a decent vantage point.
Brian Walbey: This was in the main street les opposite the shops looking over the fence.

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