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Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 2°26′02″W / 53.427°N 2.434°W / 53.427; -2.434

Cadishead Viaduct.jpg
Cadishead Viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal
Cadishead is located in Greater Manchester

 Cadishead shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SJ711924
Metropolitan borough City of Salford
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district M44
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Worsley and Eccles South
List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester

Cadishead is a town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically a part of Lancashire, Cadishead is the most southwesterly settlement in the city of Salford.



The name Cadieshead derives from the Old English words wælla and set, and Cada, a personal name; it means the "dwelling or fold by the stream of a man called Cada".[1] Records dating from 1212 show that the whole of Cadishead (then called Cadwalensate) was rented from King John by Gilbert Notton for four shillings (20p) a year, a sum equivalent to about £650 today.[2] This was the earliest record of the settlement and at the time its name was spelt Cadewalesate.[1] An alternative derivation is that it is derived from Cadwallon's saete or dwelling of Cadwallon, a known Brythonic personal name.

Until the early 19th century, most of the area was part of the peat bog known as Chat Moss, but by 1805 work had started to reclaim the land. The opening of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894 had a major effect on the subsequent development of Cadishead.[2][3]

Cadishead & Lord Street Park

Cadishead is situated between Irlam and Hollins Green/Rixton, either side of Liverpool Road (the A57) and adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal and the M62 motorway, close to the border between Greater Manchester and Warrington. There are two purpose built play areas located in the Hayes road area and on Lord Street (which, controversially, was built on an old graveyard). The Northbank industrial park dominates the east of Cadishead and the border with Irlam and supplies many jobs to the local area. The current Major of Salford, Roger Lightup, lives in Cadishead. "famous" sons of Cadishead include Ray Lowry, Lowry was a painter and cartoonist with his most famous work being the London calling album cover for the Clash.




  • Cooper, Glynis (2005). Salford: An Illustrated History. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. ISBN 1-85983-455-8. 

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