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  • Dukinfield was a township in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9597), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlets of Castle Hall (until 1898), Hough Hill, Hydes (until 1898), Newton Moor and Yew Tree.
  • The population was 1737 in 1801, 26418 in 1851, 18929 in 1901, 18451 in 1951, and 19278 in 2001.


  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Dukinfield.
  • Dukinfield: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). Built in 1841 as a chapel to Stockport: St. Mary, becoming the district church for Dukinfield in 1843.
  • Dukinfield: St. Mark (Church of England). A district church for part of Dukinfield from 1846.
  • Stalybridge: Holy Trinity, Castle Hall (Church of England). A district church for part of Dukinfield from 1846 to 1894.
  • Dukinfield: St. Matthew (Church of England). Founded in 1875 as a mission church to St. Mark, but transferred to St. Luke in 1880. Closed in 1989.
  • Stalybridge: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Dukinfield from 1880 to 1894.
  • Dukinfield: St. Luke (Church of England). Built in 1889 as a chapel to St. John the Evangelist, becoming a district church in 1906.
  • Dukinfield: St. Mary (Roman Catholic), Zetland Street. Built in 1825, rebuilt in 1844.
  • Dukinfield, Baptist Union Chapel, Oxford Road. Built in 1904.
  • Dukinfield, Ebenezer Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Foundry Street. Founded in 1836, Built in 1877. Registers of baptisms 1850-1964 and marriages 1892-1967 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Dukinfield, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Foundry Street. Registers of baptisms 1855-1953 and marriages 1897-1953 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Dukinfield, Bethesda Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Wellington Street. Built in 1840. Registers of burials 1840-1911 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Dukinfield, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Astley Street. Built in 1872. Registers of marriages 1919-1940 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Dukinfield, Moravian Chapel, Old Road. Founded in 1724, Built in 1755. Registers 1785-1849 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Tameside Library.
  • Dukinfield, Spiritualist Church, Railway Street.
  • Dukinfield, Unitarian Chapel, Chapel Hill. Founded in 1707, rebuilt in 1840.
  • Dukinfield, United ReformedChurch (Providence Chapel) (Independent/Congregational), Dukinfield Hall. Registers 1676-1840 are at Manchester Central Library and Tameside Library. Registers 1806-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Manchester Central Library.
  • Dukinfield, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Crescent Road.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Dukinfield area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1937)
  • Hyde (1937-74)
  • Tameside (1974+)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-48)
  • Hyde (County) (1848-99)
  • North East Cheshire (1899-1971)
  • Dukinfield (1971-74)
  • South Tameside (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1898 November 9 — Gained part of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire (pop. 45 in 1901), and lost part to Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire (pop. 39 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Hyde (16 acres, pop. 16 in 1931) and Matley (302 acres, pop. 75 in 1931), and lost part to Hyde (less than 1 acre, pop. 17 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Dukinfield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ939979 (Lat/Lon: 53.477781, -2.093386), Dukinfield which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Stalybridge Municipal Borough (1857-94)
  • Stalybridge Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Dukinfield Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Dukinfield Urban District (1898-99)
  • Dukinfield Municipal Borough (1899-1974)
  • Tameside [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ashton under Lyne

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Hyde (1885-1915)
  • Stalybridge and Hyde (1918-74)