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SALFORD, a town, a township, seven chapelries, a district, and a hundred, in Lancashire. The town stands on the W side of the river Irwell, on the Bolton and Bury canal, and on the Northwestern, the Lancashire and Yorkshire, the East Lancashire, and the South Junction railways, contiguous to Manchester; is separated from that city only by the river Irwell, and communicates with it by numerous bridges; was politically superior to it in the 9th century; became afterwards suburbanto it; is now, in participation of its trade, and for all other practical purposes, an integral part of it; presents a near resemblance to it in streets and edifices; contains several public buildings and a great public park, which belong fully more to Manchester than to itself; has railway stations and numerous institutions of its own, and a post-office, several receiving post-offices, and several postal pillar-boxes under Manchester; publishes a weekly newspaper; and is a parliamentary and municipal borough.and a seat of petty sessions, quarter sessions, county courts, and a court of record. The borough boundaries are the same municipally as parliamentarily; and include all Salford, Pendleton, and Broughton townships, and part of Pendlebury. Amount of property and income tax charged in 1863, £27,220. Electors in 1833, 1,497; in 1863, 5,137. Pop. in 1861, 102,449. Houses, 19,128. The township comprises 1,220 acres. Real property, £199,407. Pop. in 1851, 63,423; in 1861, 71,002. Houses, 13,303. more ...

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


Archives and Libraries

  • Salford Local History Library.
  • Working Class Movement Library,
    Jubilee House,
    51 The Crescent,
    Telephone 0161 736 2649

    The above Working Class Library is very useful for background details. The first approach should be by telephone.



Agecroft Cemetery
Langley Road
M27 8SS

Tel. 44 (0)161 736 2512 Fax. 44 (0)161 737 5538

They also have information on Weaste Cemetery.

Peel Green Cemetery
716 Liverpool Road
M30 7LW

They also have information on Swinton Cemetery




There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Salford area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

Anne Gerhard, has researched some information concerning Early Christian Salford.


Civil Registration

Salford Register Office holds records of births, marriages and deaths since 1837.


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Salford which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Salford to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "SALFORD, a township, market town, municipal and parliamentary borough, having separate jurisdiction, but locally in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, adjoining Manchester, under which article it has already been described. The borough, as distinguished from Manchester, includes the ecclesiastical districts of Christ Church, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthias, St. Philip, St. Simon, St. Stephen, and Holy Trinity, together containing a population of 102,440, according to the census of 1861. See Manchester."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Salford was a township in the parish of Manchester.

You can see the administrative areas in which Salford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



A description of the of area known as Hanky Park.

How Salford was granted it's charter.

A description of Salford in the 19th century.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Salford was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.