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Wide river sized canal with high metal bridge supported on Masonry pillars having arches on either side
Cadishead Viaduct previously carrying a rail-line over the Manchester Ship Canal
Cadishead is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
Population10,264 (2011.Ward)
OS grid referenceSJ711924
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtM44
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
  • Joan Walsh (Labour)
  • Lewis Nelson (Labour)
  • John Walsh (Labour)
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°25′37″N 2°26′02″W / 53.427°N 2.434°W / 53.427; -2.434Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 2°26′02″W / 53.427°N 2.434°W / 53.427; -2.434

Cadishead is a village in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 10,739 in 2014.[1] Within the historic county of Lancashire.


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 electoral ward within Salford City Council
Red brick building by roadside with life size figures of John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart and on high above doorway
Royal Arms pub, previously known as the Royal British Legion Club

Cadishead is represented in Westminster by Barbara Keeley MP for Worsley and Eccles South.[5]


The ward is represented on Salford City Council by three councillors: Joan Walsh (Lab),[6] Jimmy Hunt (Lab),[7] and John Walsh (Lab).[8]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Keith Mann (Lab) Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab)
2006 Keith Mann (Lab) Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab)
2007 Keith Mann (Lab) Elizabeth Hill (Con) Jimmy Hunt (Lab)
2008 Keith Mann (Lab) Elizabeth Hill (Con) Lyn Bramer-Kelly (Con)
2010 Christine Hudson (Lab) Elizabeth Hill (Con) Lyn Bramer-Kelly (Con)
2011 Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab) Lyn Bramer-Kelly (Con)
2012 Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab) John Walsh (Lab)
2014 Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab) John Walsh (Lab)
2015 Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab) John Walsh (Lab)
2016 Christine Hudson (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab) John Walsh (Lab)
2018 Joan Walsh (Lab) Jimmy Hunt (Lab) John Walsh (Lab)

  indicates seat up for re-election.


Cadishead is between Irlam and Rixton, on Liverpool Road (B5320) next 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]

Ray Lowry was a painter and cartoonist originally from Cadishead. He created the London Calling album cover for the Clash.


Cadishead was once served by its own railway station. The station closed in November 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts which affected many railway stations in the UK at the time.



  1. ^ Cadishead Ward Profile (pdf). Salford City Council. March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Irlam & Cadishead – Local History, Salford City Council, archived from the original on 26 November 2006, 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
  5. ^ "Barbara Keeley MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Councillor Joan Walsh". Salford City Council. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Councillor Jimmy Hunt". Salford City Council. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Councillor John Walsh". Salford City Council. Retrieved 7 April 2017.


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

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