Dukinfield St Mark is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1846 from chapelry in Stockport St Mary Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Duckenfield, Dukenfield, Dukinfield with Stalybridge

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1846
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1846

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Moravian/United Brethren, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian Unitarian, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUKINFIELD, or Duckenfield, a township, four chapelries, and a sub-district, in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Tame, the Peak Forest canal, and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, at the boundary with Lancashire, and on the ancient boundary of Mercia and Northumbria, 5¾ miles E of Manchester; has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Ashton-under-Lyne; includes part of Staly-bridge, with its r. station and head post office; was known to the Saxons as Doekenveldt; and carries on extensive industry in coal mining, iron-working, fire-brick making, and cotton-spinning. Acres, 1,690. Real property, £109,445; of which £16,532 are in mines, £80 in quarries, and £1,600 in gas-works. Pop. in 1841, 22,394; in 1861, 29,953. Houses, 5,971. A part of the township under the control of the local board of health forms the town of Dukinfield. Pop., 15,024. Houses, 3,086. Dukinfield Hall, the ancient seat of the Dukinfields, was recently restored, and has a small ancient chapel. The chapelries are St. John, St. Mark, St. Matthew, and Castle-Hall; the first a p. curacy, the others vicarages, in the diocese of Chester. Value of St John, £300; of St. Mark, £300; of St. Matthew, £160; of Castle-Hall, £300. Patron of St. John, the Rector of Stockport; of St. Mark and St. Matthew, alternately the Crown and the Bishop., of Castle-Hall, Trustees. St. John’s church was built in 1841; and is a handsome structure, in the early English style, with tower and pinnacles. There are chapels for Independents, Moravians, Unitarians, Wesleyans, Free Methodists, New Connexion Methodists, and Roman Catholics, a spacious cemetery of 1865, two public schools, a temperance hall, and a mechanics’ institute, with library and reading room s. The sub-district is conterminate with the township; and is in the district of Ashton-under-Lyne.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


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Parish Records

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Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 – FamilySearch

Cheshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1598-1900 – FamilySearch

England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900

England, Cheshire Probate Records, 1492-1940

England, Cheshire Workhouse Records, 1848-1967

England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832

England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900

England, Cheshire, Register of Electors, 1842-1900

England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

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United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

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  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ashton under Lyne
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 – Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 – Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 – Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Macclesfield
  • Poor Law Union: Ashton Under Lyne
  • Hundred: Macclesfield
  • Province: York

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