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Cadishead Viaduct.jpg
Cadishead Viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal
Cadishead is located in Greater Manchester
Cadishead shown within Greater Manchester
Population 10,264 (2011.Ward)
OS grid reference SJ711924
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
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
List of places
Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°25′37″N 2°26′02″W / 53.427°N 2.434°W / 53.427; -2.434

Cadishead is a suburb within the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 10,264.[1] Historically in Lancashire, Cadishead is the most southwesterly settlement in the city of Salford.


The earliest record of Cadishead date to 1212, and show that the whole of Cadishead – then called Cadewalesate – was rented from King John by Gilbert Notton for four shillings (20p) a year, a sum equivalent to about £650 today.[2] The name 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".[3]

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][4]


Cadishead is situated between Irlam and Hollins Green/Rixton, either side of Liverpool Road (the B5320) and adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal and the M62 motorway, close to the border between Greater Manchester and Warrington.


The Northbank Industrial Park dominates the east of Cadishead and the border with Irlam and supplies many jobs to the local area.

Notable People[edit]

Notable people from Cadishead include Ray Lowry, a painter and cartoonist with his most famous work being the London Calling album cover for the Clash.



  1. ^ "City of Salford ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Irlam & Cadishead – Local History, Salford City Council, retrieved 10 November 2007 
  3. ^ Mills, A. D. (2003), "Cadishead", A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-852758-6  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Currency converter, The National Archives, retrieved 10 April 2007 


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

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