DUKINFIELD: St. Mark (Church of England)

Railway Street.

Church History

Founded in 1846 as the district church for part of the township of Dukinfield (previously served by Dukinfield: St. John the Evangelist). The boundaries of "The District of Saint Mark, Dukinfield" were described in the London Gazette on 13 February 1846:

" All that part of the district of Dukinfield, in the parish of Stockport, in the county and diocese of Chester, situate on the western side of an imaginary line commencing at a point (marked a on the map or plan herewith) on the northern boundary of the said district of Dukinfield, and at the south western end of Dukinfield-bridge, in the town of Dukinfield, and thence extending southward, along the middle of the highway to Newton, to a point (marked b as aforesaid) opposite to the middle of Astley-street, in the said town of Dukinfield, and thence towards the south west, along the middle of such street, to a point (marked c as aforesaid) opposite to the middle of a certain occupation road leading to Newton-wood, and thence southward, along the middle of such road, and continuing in a straight direction with the eastern end of the branch from the Peak Forest Canal at Newton-wood, as far as the southern boundary of the said district of Dukinfield."

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1906 May 18 — reduced when part of the township of Dukinfield was transferred to Dukinfield: St. Luke.
  • 1906 December 11 — enlarged when the following area was transferred from the district of Dukinfield: St. John the Evangelist: "All that portion of the said new parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Dukinfield, which is bounded upon the north-east by the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the county of Lancaster and in the diocese of Manchester, upon the west by the said new parish of Saint Mark, Dukinfield, upon the south by the consolidated chapelry of Saint Luke, Dukinfield, in the said county of Chester and in the said diocese of Chester, and upon the remaining side, that is to say upon the east, by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said consolidated chapelry of Saint Luke, Dukinfield, from the said new parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Dukinfield, at a point in the middle of the eastern end of Cemetery Troad at the entrance to the Dukinfield cemetery, and extending thence north-westward to and along the wall forming the western boundary of the Dukinfield cemetery for a distance of ten chains or thereabouts to its northern end on the southern side of Park-road, and continuing thence north-westward in precisely the same direction and in a straight line (thereby crossing Park-road and the Eiver Tame) for a distance of two chains or thereabouts to a point on the northern bank of the said river upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Dukinfield, from the said parish of Ashton-under-Lyne."

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original RegistersC 1846-1968 ; M 1849-1975 — Cheshire Record Office (P 204)
C from 1989 ; M from 1976 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1846-1900, 1907-1937 ; M 1849-1958 — Cheshire Record Office ; Tameside Local Studies
Bishop's Transcripts1846-1851, 1882-1903 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesM 1849-1994 — Cheshire BMD (TA:CE23)
NotesB — none

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