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The Lord of the Manor, 2012
The Lord of the Manor
(As 'twas - now back to being the Goose and Cowslip.)

Sir Titus Salt, founder of the new model mill and village at Saltaire, near Bradford, lived here until 1822.
A wealthy mill owner and capitalist, he was also a local philanthropist. He believed that factories, amassing fortunes and free-market capitalism were not incompatible with helping the working classes achieve material comfort and moral virtue. Yorkshire and, indeed, the rest of England, went through turbulent times during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century. Bradford was at the centre of the change and soon Saltaire became engulfed by the industrial expansion of its large neighbour.
Titus Salt died in 1876 at the age of 73 years.

Titus Salt, 1870
Sir Titus Salt (1803-1876), 1st Baronet, MP, Woollen Manufacturer

From: 'YORKSHIRE, Past and Present : A History and a Description of the Three Ridings of the Great County of York, from the earliest ages to the year 1870; with an account of its manufactures, commerce, and civil and mechanical engineering'.
By Thomas Baines, Volume I.

This portrait of Titus Salt was photographed in the lounge bar of the Lord of the Manor pub.


Further reading:
Titus Salt and Saltaire - Industry & Virtue,
John Styles, Salt Estates Ltd., 1990,
ISBN 0 9516950 0 2
Titus moved on from Crofton to create Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
Salts Mill at Saltaire is a World Heritage Site.
Salts Mill
Salts Mill
Photographic History of Crofton
Photographic History of Crofton 1900 -2000

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Goose and Cowslip (formerly The Lord of the Manor) is a listed building. Find out more on Images of England.
IoE Number: 342331. Location: MANOR FARMHOUSE, 1 SANTINGLEY LANE (north side), CROFTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE. Date listed: 22 November 1966. Grade II.
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