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Coordinates: 53°28′59″N 2°17′35″W / 53.483°N 2.293°W / 53.483; -2.293

Weaste
Weaste is located in Greater Manchester
Weaste

 Weaste shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SJ805985
Metropolitan borough Salford
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SALFORD
Postcode district M5
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Salford
Salford and Eccles
List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester

Weaste is an inner city area of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. It is an industrial area, with many industrial estates. The A57 road passes through Weaste, which lies close to the M602 motorway. Weaste is north of Salford Quays.

The name is from Old French waste meaning "common land, waste".

Home to St Luke's church, grade II listed building designed by George Gilbert Scott. Emily Pankhurst, the women's suffragette leader, was married in St Lukes.

19th century cotton firm Ermen & Engels — part-owned by the father of Friedrich Engels — established their second factory in 1837 near Weaste Station, on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line. A young Friedrich worked for the factory in their offices based around the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Salford City Reds have their ground at The Willows, built in 1901, on Weaste Lane close to the B5228. In 2009, the rugby league club—the only professional sports club in Salford—is due to move base at a new facility in Barton.

Notable residents

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the conductor and composer, originates from Weaste, and Sir Charles Hallé is buried in the cemetery.

Born and raised in Salford, Tony Wilson attended De La Salle Grammar School on Weaste Lane.

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