Greengate is an historic district of the city of Salford and encompasses the historic core of medieval Salford. It is bounded by Chapel Street, Gravel Lane and Sacred Trinity church, and across the river Irwell from Manchester Cathedral. It is named after the main street that runs through the area to the river. Greengate also includes the site of Exchange Railway station, renowned for having the world's longest railway platform.
In 1228 Henry III granted Salford the right to hold a weekly market and annual fair, believed to be at the end of Chapel Street near Greengate.
Salford retains very few old buildings of any architectural interest, the Bull’s Head Inn in Greengate being one of them. A picturesque timber and plaster building on a stone base, with four gables to the street.
By the 1930’s the area was in a state of neglect and declared a slum clearance area, but is currently undergoing a process of regeneration. There are plans in place to create public spaces with three distinct areas to include water features, a new pedestrian bridge, lawns and trees. There are also future plans to re-establish the ancient market place where new monuments will mark the sites of the original Exchange and Salford Cross.