Municipal Borough of Swinton and Pendlebury

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Swinton and Pendlebury
Swinton Town Hall.jpg Swinton and Pendlebury Town Hall
 • 1901 2,284 acres (9.24 km²)
 • 1971 3,362 acres (13.69 km²)
 • 1901 27,005
 • 1971 40,166
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by City of Salford
Status Urban district (until 1934)
Municipal borough
and civil parish (after 1934)
 • HQ Swinton
Swinton and Pendlebury Council - coat of arms.PNG

Swinton and Pendlebury was a local government district of the administrative county of Lancashire, England. It was created in 1894 as an urban district and enlarged in 1934, gaining the status of municipal borough.

Constituent civil parishes[edit]

It was created as an urban district in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894, consisting of the civil parishes of Swinton and Pendlebury. When Barton-upon-Irwell Rural District was abolished in 1933 Swinton and Pendlebury gained part of the Clifton parish (an area of 1,052 acres (4.26 km2)).[1] In 1934 Swinton parish and Pendlebury parish were abolished and their former area was merged with that of the former Clifton parish to form a combined Swinton and Pendlebury parish which was coterminous with the urban district boundaries.[2]

The municipal borough was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. Its former area was used to form part of the present-day City of Salford metropolitan borough in the Greater Manchester metropolitan county. Swinton and Pendlebury Town Hall is currently used by Salford City Council as the Salford Civic Centre.[3]


  1. ^ Vision of Britain - Swinton and Pendlebury UD/MB history
  2. ^ Vision of Britain - Boundaries of Swinton and Pendlebury parish
  3. ^ Salford City Council - How to find our main council offices

Coordinates: 53°31′N 2°19′W / 53.51°N 2.32°W / 53.51; -2.32