Dukinfield Cemetery, Dukinfield, Cheshire.

Dukinfield Cemetery

Some graves in the cemetery:
Jack CLIFFE 1942
John CARROLL 1897
George DALGLIESH 1888
Martha FISH 1870
Samuel HADFIELD 1869
Elizabeth Ann HARTLEY 1891
John LEECH 1886
William Henry LEECH 1890
Finlay McKINLAY 1959
Sarah Ann NEWTON 1954
Mary Florence OLDFIELD 1909

More views of the cemetery

During the industrial revolution the population of this area exploded, church graveyards were unable to cope. In 1866, to meet pressing needs, the towns of Ashton-under-Lyne in Lancashire, and Dukinfield, just across the county boundary in Cheshire, opened a joint municipal cemetery.

Over 130 years later Dukinfield Cemetery is still in use. This vast cemetery with its many thousands of graves lies on a rounded hillside overlooking the valley of the River Tame. In the valley bottom are mills and terraced housing which brought wealth to the area in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The entrance to the cemetery is just off Crescent Road, Dukinfield.

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