Weaste is the oldest of Salford's four cemeteries. Since it opened in 1857, over 332,000 interments have taken place in its 39 acres.
Weaste Cemetery is included on English Heritage's Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. It is one of two registered parks and gardens in the city, both of which are grade II. In addition six of the beautiful memorial stones commemorating leading citizens of Salford have been given Grade II listed building status by English Heritage, in recognition of their ornate structure.
A cemetery heritage trail, featuring a number of well known people interred in the cemetery is now available.
View a location map for the cemetery.
Unfortunately, there are no toilet facilities at Weaste, but a water tap is available next to the main entrance to enable visitors to replenish any floral tributes which have been arranged on their graves.
Weaste Cemetery: A biography of a community
- Plan of Weaste Cemetery plan (Adobe PDF format, 1.5mb)
- Weaste Cemetery film transcript (Microsoft Word format, 42kb)
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
Who to contact
- Weaste Cemetery
- Cemetery Road (off Eccles New Road),
Map to this location
- 0161 686 7290 (Agecroft Cemetery office)
This page was last updated on 13 March 2015