Weaste Cemetery

Joseph Brotherton memorial, photo courtesy of Cherry Harrison

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.

Heritage Trees

This winter we are planting a small number of trees in Weaste Cemetery as part of the Heritage Trees project.

Heritage Trees is a four year Heritage Lottery Funded project aimed at recording, preserving and protecting Greater Manchester's trees.

Weaste Cemetery is used by the whole community and we would like everyone to have the opportunity to vote on which trees are going to be planted from a shortlist created with Friends of Weaste Cemetery. Two of the winning trees will be planted on small roundabouts in the north east part of the cemetery and we'd like you to choose the species of tree.

Cast your vote on the Red Rose Forest website.

Weaste Cemetery: A biography of a community

Downloadable documents

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)
M5 5NR
Map to this location
Agecroft Cemetery office, 0161 686 7290

This page was last updated on 2 November 2015

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