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.
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.
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
- Agecroft Cemetery office, 0161 686 7290
This page was last updated on 2 November 2015