Place:Salford, Lancashire, England

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NameSalford
Alt namesCity of Salfordsource: from redirect
Pendelton (salford)source: from redirect
Pendleton (near Salford)source: from redirect
Pendelton (Salford)source: from redirect
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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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.

History

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Salford was the judicial seat of the ancient hundred of Salfordshire. It was granted a charter by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, in about 1230, making Salford a free borough of greater cultural and commercial importance than its neighbour Manchester, although since the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early 19th centuries that position has been reversed.

Salford became a major cotton and silk spinning and weaving factory town and inland port on the Manchester Ship Canal in the 18th and 19th centuries. Industries declined in the 20th century, causing economic depression, and Salford became a place of contrasts, with regenerated inner-city areas like Salford Quays next to some of the most socially deprived and violent areas in England.

Salford has seen several firsts, including the world's first free public library,[8] and the first street to be lit by gas.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Salford.

There are three articles on Salford in Wikipedia. Two have been quoted from here; the third is entitled the City of Salford and deals with Salford since it became part of Greater Manchester in 1974.

Pendelton (Salford)

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Pendleton (redirected here) is now an inner city suburb of Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) from Manchester city centre. The A6 dual carriageway skirts the east of the district. Previously in Lancashire, Pendleton experienced rapid urbanisation during the Industrial Revolution.

Pendleton is a densely populated area which has several high-rise blocks of flats, some of the tallest buildings in Salford.

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