1893 Saltaire map – Special Edition

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This 1893 Saltaire Map – Special Edition covers the equivalent area shown in the modern day Saltaire map below

 

Modern Day Saltaire
Modern day Saltaire map

This 1893 Saltaire map is a composite produced from two separate maps of the 201 Yorkshire County series maps from 1893. They have carefully been blended together and re-positioned so that Saltaire is now shown in its full glory on just one map. This work have been lovingly crafted by hard work and with a little Photoshop magic!! It covers a wide area but maintains a high level of detail. This map shows Saltaire a name famous the world over. Sir Titus Salt created this new “model village” to give his workers better living conditions at a time when many lived in insanitary slums. Saltaire boasted over 700 new houses for its workers, a hospital, pharmacy, school, church, almshouses, paved streets, canteen, meeting hall and gas street lamps. The mill itself took 3 years to build and was completed in 1853. The total cost of Saltaire village was over £250,000 (approx £20 million in today’s money) and was designed by the architects Lockwood and Mason (who designed St George’s Hall in nearby Bradford amongst many others).

 

White's Leeds & Bradford directory 1870
Snippet for Saltaire – White’s Leeds & Bradford directory 1870

 

The image shown here of the 1893 Saltaire Map is a low resolution copy with a watermark. The purchase  edition is a high quality image and of course carries no watermark! The snippets of Salts Mill, Saltaire Chapel and Hirst Lock give a true indication of the quality and resolution of this work.

This print is on premium quality heavyweight 180gsm paper and uses the highest quality inks that will not fade or smudge. Would form the centrepiece of any room and looks stunning mounted (product does not include frame – for illustration purposes only)

 

This map is a must for all people who love Saltaire !

 

This 1893 map includes the following areas of interest amongst many others:

● Salts mill
● Caroline Street – named after Salt’s wife
● Saltaire Congregational Chapel
● Saltaire hospital – completed 1868 – located on Saltaire Road
● Saltaire Park – later to become Roberts park
● Alexandra Square – site of the almshouses
● Saltaire railway station – opened 1856
● Leeds & Liverpool canal – a key factor in locating Saltaire
● Lockwood Street and Mawson Street – named after the architects
● Hirst wood and the Hirst lock

 

Links to relevant external sites:

Saltaire village – World Heritage Site

Salt’s Mill

Salt’s mill shop

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Format

A1 print, A2 print

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