Place:Salford, Lancashire, England

TypeBorough (county), City
Coordinates53.483°N 2.267°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoSalford (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which the former borough of Salford has been located since 1974
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Salford was, from 1844 to 1974, a local government district in the northwest of England, with the same boundaries as Salford, Greater Manchester which replaced it in 1974. The original Salford, which had been a county borough since 1889 (and a municipal borough prior to that), was granted city status in 1926.

Salford is separated from Manchester by the River Irwell. Salford is to the south, Manchester to the north.

Under the Local Government Act 1888 all municipal boroughs with a population of 50,000 or more were designated as "county boroughs" with the powers of both a municipal borough and a county council. In 1889, therefore, the town became the County Borough of Salford. Although independent of Lancashire County Council, Salford remained part of the county for certain purposes such as lieutenancy, shrievalty, custos rotulorum and, most importantly, the administration of justice.

The City and County Borough of Salford was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 and its territory transferred to Greater Manchester to form part of the metropolitan borough and City of Salford. At abolition the county borough was surrounded by the City and county Borough of Manchester to the east, the Municipal Borough of Swinton and Pendlebury to the northwest, the Municipal Borough of Eccles to the southwest, and the Municipal Borough of Stretford to the south.


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