Blackfriars, Greater Manchester

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Blackfriars
Blackfriars, Salford.jpg
Social housing in Blackfriars
Blackfriars is located in Greater Manchester
Blackfriars
Blackfriars
Blackfriars shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSJ832989
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSALFORD
Postcode districtM3
Dialling code0161
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53°29′12″N 2°15′09″W / 53.4867°N 2.2524°W / 53.4867; -2.2524Coordinates: 53°29′12″N 2°15′09″W / 53.4867°N 2.2524°W / 53.4867; -2.2524

Blackfriars is a small inner-city area and former ward of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. It is situated along the banks of the River Irwell, close to the traditional centre of Salford at Greengate, between Manchester City Centre and Broughton. Blackfriars contains Blackfriars Park, one of Salford's smaller parks,[1] and is home to the Friars Primary School.[2]

Due to slum clearance very few buildings in Blackfriars now predate the 1960s. One notable exception is the 1871-built tavern[3] on Blackfriars Road, which has now been converted into homes for shared ownership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parks in Broughton & Blackfriars
  2. ^ The Friars School[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Broughton Tavern". Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2008-04-22.