Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site
Date:
Image by Dan Bailey

 

 

 

Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
   
Back button | Home | Saltaire History | Saltaire Street Names by Barlo and Shaw
Introduction | Ada St | Albert Rd | Albert Terrace | Alexandra Square | Amelia St | Caroline St | Constance St | Daisy Place | Dove St | Edward St | Exhibition Rd | Fanny St | Fern Place | George St | Gordon Terr | Harold Place | Helen St | Herbert St | Higher School St | Jane St | Katherine St | Lockwood St | Lower School St | Mary St | Mawson St | Myrtle Place | Shirley St | Titus St | Victoria Rd | Victoria Terr | Whitlam St | William Henry St

Whitlam Street, Saltaire

< Previous | Next >

Whitlam Street was named after the sixth and last-born son of Sir Titus and Lady Caroline Salt. A sad distinction, shared with neighbouring Mary St, is that the naming was posthumous – the street came into existence several years after Whitlam died of measles at the tender age of four, in April, 1851. All other Saltaire streets named after people were named when the individual was still alive.

Whitlam was Lady Caroline’s maiden name. In the 1820s Titus Salt frequently travelled to the traditional wool producing areas of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, and it was during one such trip that he met Caroline, youngest daughter in the very large family of wealthy sheep farmer George Whitlam of Manor House, Grimsby. The Whitlam family had close ties also with other Bradford woolmen of the time – Caroline’s sisters Amelia and Lucy married George Haigh and Charles Timothy Turner respectively, and the three sisters for a time lived within short distances of each other in Bradford’s Manor Row and North Parade.

Whitlam was born and spent his short life at the family’s Crow Nest estate, Lightclffe, near Halifax. On his death, Whitlam was initially buried in the graveyard of Bramley Lane Congregational Chapel at Lightcliffe, near the Salt family home of Crow Nest. His younger sister Mary (2) died five weeks later, and she too was laid to rest in the same graveyard. Ten years later their bodies were exhumed, and interred in the newly built family mausoleum in Saltaire Congregational Church, where they remain to this day.

© Barlo & Shaw

Contact the Barlo & Shaw | Comment on this article

 

   

 
Website designed and maintained by P. A. Reynolds
Copyright saltairevillage.info, 2006 to present
Proud to be hosted by Green ISP