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Walkden, Salford

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Walkden, Salford

Walkden is a suburban town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 6 miles west-northwest of Salford, and 7 miles west-northwest of Manchester. Historically in the township of Worsley in Lancashire, Walkden was a centre for coal mining and textile manufacture. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, Walkden had a total resident population of 38,685.
Administrative CountySalford
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7303
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population38,685 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Walkden, Salford has been known in the past

Walkden Moor

Walkden, Salford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Walkden (or Walkden Moor), eccl. dist. and ry. sta., Eccles and Deane pars., SE. Lancashire, 4 miles NW. of Eccles, pop. 4958; P.O., T.O.; cotton is manufactured.

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