The Saltaire Village Website, World Heritage Site
Saltaire Village World Heritage Site
Social history
Colin Coates' Research
Back button | Home | Social History | Saltaire Street Names by Barlo and Shaw
Image: Michael de Greasley 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

Lockwood Street, Saltaire

< Previous | Next >

The only individuals who were not members of either the Royal family or Titus Salt’s own family and who had streets named in their honour were the architects Lockwood and Mawson – no doubt in appreciation of their sustained contribution to the success of the village throughout its building. Henry Francis Lockwood (1811-1878) was born in Doncaster and when only 21 had supervised the extensions to York castle, prior to starting in practice in Hull in 1834.  He moved to Bradford in 1849, where he went into partnership with the younger William Mawson. Over the next 25 years the pair were to dominate Bradford’s architectural scene, and were responsible for not only the splendid planning and architectural features of Saltaire but also many of the great civic buildings of Bradford – St George’s Hall, the Wool Exchange, the Town Hall, and the now demolished but fondly remembered Kirkgate Market, to name a few.

Lockwood was elected first president of the Bradford Society of Architects and Surveyors in 1874, but in that same year – by which time the building of Saltaire had been largely completed – he moved to London to pursue his architectural interests. Living close by Richmond Bridge, Lockwood lived only four more years, but in that short time stamped his presence on the London scene. The best known of his London projects that is still to be seen is the City Temple on Holborn Viaduct. Kensal Green Cemetery holds the architect’s mortal remains, in a modest grave that lies a few metres behind a more elaborate memorial to Blondin, the trapeze artist of Niagara Falls fame.

© Barlo & Shaw


Our friends

Salts Mill
David Hockney
Saltaire History Club
Saltaire United Reformed Church
Saltaire Inspired
Saltaire Festival
Saltaire Collection, Shipley College
Saltaire Daily Photo


Content copyright of individual contributors.
Please contact the editor.


This website

Colin Coates

The Saltaire Journal, Nemine Juvante Publications


Editor: Flinty Maguire

Reseacher: Colin Coates

Saltaire Social History


This website is unfunded and run by volunteers. We do our best! The information may be inaccurate or out of date.