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Pendlebury Area Guide

Pendlebury is an area of Salford which located around four miles north of Manchester city centre. The town overlooks the lower Irwell Valley and is bordered by the neighbourhoods of Swinton, Irlam o’ th’ Heights and Pendleton. The town was a hotbed for the coal mining industry, with extensive coal extraction from multiple collieries up until the 1990s, when Agecroft Colliery finally closed its doors.

The town has a mix of industrial and residential areas, and several new housing developments have sprung up over the last couple of years as people seek to take advantage of its enviable location and excellent transport links, moving to the area while commuting into Manchester or Salford Quays for work on a daily basis.

The city of Salford has only six Grade 1 listed buildings, and one of these- the High Anglican St Augustine’s Church, is located in Pendlebury. The Gothic style church has stood since the 19th century and became known known locally as “The Miners’ Cathedral” due to it’s location at the heart of a former coal mining community.

Pendlebury was the birthplace of the famous artist L. S. Lowry, who lived and worked in the town for more than 40 years. His work often focused on areas of Pendlebury and other neighbourhoods of Salford, and showed life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. Many of Lowry's distinctive paintings are displayed in an exhibition at The Lowry at Salford Quays.

The town benefits from good bus routes into Manchester, and the train stations of surrounding neighbourhoods of Clifton and Swinton are both under two miles away. The A666 road from Manchester to Bolton passes through Pendlebury plus the East Lancashire Road and both the M60 and M61 motorways are easily accessible for those looking to get out and about on the roads.

Those who enjoy the outdoors will love the fact that Clifton Country Park, a 48 hectare nature reserve is only 3 miles away. The park was awarded a prestigious Green Flag award and offers a wide range of activities and exploring, including fishing, lakeside walks, ranger-led events and plenty of organised activities for the kids.

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