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Discover Salford - An Arty City

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Listed buildings

With a history as extensive as Salford's there's a fascinating building with a fascinating story in almost every corner of the city. Check out the full list of listed buildings to see the scale of our history, browse a few of the highlights below or simply walk around our city and admire the landscape for yourself.

Grade I

Wardley Hall exterior Wardley Hall
Home to both the Bishop of Salford and the famous screaming skull, Wardley Hall was built circa 1500 and restored and altered in the 10th century. It is one of the few buildings in the Northwest to be mentioned in the Domesday Book.


Ordsall Hall Ordsall Hall
Historic Ordsall Hall has witnessed many things throughout its long and illustrious history and plans are now in place to refurbish the hall for the future and open up more rooms to the public than ever before.
Visit the Ordsall Hall website 


St Augustines

St Augustines
St Augustines was designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner and was built between 1871 and 1874. The grade 1 listed church is a lavish brick and stone building in Bodley's individual Gothic style and is the focus of a conservation area.



Grade II*

Boat crossing Barton Aqueduct Barton Road Aqueduct and Swing Bridge
Regarded as one of the wonders of the waterway world, the swing aqueduct was built alongside the swing bridge in 1893 to replace the original 1761 aqueduct and is still in use today.


Cathedral in winter Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
Opened in 1844 and formally consecrated in 1890, Salford Cathedral now stands as one of the most impressive buildings in the Chapel Street area.

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