Place:Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

Alt namesDuckenfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
Duckinfield Hallsource: Family History Library Catalog
Castle Hall in Dukinfieldsource: hamlet in parish
Hough Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Hydessource: hamlet in parish
Yew Treesource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Borough (municipal), Suburb
Coordinates53.483°N 2.083°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStockport, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tameside (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: References to Fairfield have been re-directed here.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dukinfield has been, since 1974, a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, on the south bank of the River Tame, opposite Ashton-under-Lyne and 6.3 miles (10.1 km) east of Manchester. In 2001, it had a population of 18,885.

Prior to 1974 Dukinfield was a municipal borough in the county of Cheshire. The town developed as a result of the Industrial Revolution when it became the site of coal mining and cotton manufacturing.

GENUKI provides the following information

Dukinfield was a township in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It was an urban district for a short time before becoming a municipal borough in 1899. 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 (redirected to Newton (near Hyde)) and Yew Tree. The population was 1,737 in 1801, 26,418 in 1851, 18,929 in 1901, 18,451 in 1951, and 19,278 in 2001.

GENUKI has a list of the churches within Dukinfield and in the vicinity which served the parish. Dukinfield St. John the Evangelist (Church of England) and Dukinfield St. Mark (Church of England) were both in existence from the 1840s. Before that the parish church was St. Mary the Virgin in Stockport. There were a number of chapels of other denominations.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Dukinfield.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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