August 7th 2020


Repairs specification for Saltaire Church

After the partial collapse of the ceiling at Saltaire United Reform church , following high winds and heavy rain brought by Storm Dennis in mid-February 2020, M Womersleys have been assisting Ornate Interiors and Arctic Associates Ltd in the preparation of a method statement for its partial removal and reinstatement, and repair.

Pre-raphaelite carved angel within the mausoleum

The Congregational church and Salt family mausoleum was built 1858-59, by Lockwood and Mawson for Titus Salt. It is built in an Italianate style with a 6-bay aisle-less nave and a semi-circular portico at the west end, and a mausoleum to the south west. It is a grade 1 Listed Building.

Inside, the nave bays are marked by dark blue scagliola pilasters, which support a dentilled and modillioned entablature, and a richly decorated, segmental, coffered ceiling.

View from the MEWP of the very grand church, with fine detailing, but no iconography


August 7th 2020

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