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The District of Pendleton, Salford
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Pendleton view
Pendleton, looking towards Manchester, with St Thomas (Pendleton Church) on the left
Photograph by kind permission and © of Edward Smith, 2010

In 1853, Pendleton became a district of the municipal and parliamentary borough of Salford. Anciently called Pen-hulton [i.e., the head hill town], in the parish of Eccles.

The township of Pendleton is situated at the junction of the Liverpool and Bolton Roads to Manchester. In 1780 it was little more than a fold of cottages, with its maypole and its green, but was later to become an opulent and extensive suburb of Salford, abounding in mansions, and containing large calico-printing, dyeing, cotton-spinning, and coal works.

Pendleton 1847 OS map
Ordnance Survey map of Pendleton, © Crown Copyright 1847
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