The hundred of Salford was one of the six hundreds of Lancashire, also known as the Royal Manor of Salford.
After the defeat of Harold ll during the Norman conquest of England, William the Conqueror commissioned the 'Great Survey'. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the hundred of Salford was recorded as covering an area of 350 square miles, with a population of 35,000. William I granted the hundred of Salford to Roger de Poitevin.
It was recorded that King Edward the Confessor had held the Manor in 1066 when it was mostly forest land, divided into 21 berewicks, each held for the King by a tenant.