DUKINFIELD: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England)
Vicarage Drive/Oxford Road.
Built in 1841 as a chapel to Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin,
becoming the district church for the township of Dukinfield in 1843. The
boundaries of "The Chapelry District of Saint John the Evangelist, Dukenfield" [sic]
were described in the London Gazette on 10 January 1843:
"The chapelry district of Saint John the Evangelist, Dukenfield, is to
consist of the township of Dukenfield,. the same being bounded on the north by
the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne; on the west by the river Mersey, which divides
it from the parish of Manchester; and on the south and cast by the parish, of
Mottram in Longdendale"
The district was affected by the following boundary changes:
1846 February 13 — reduced when part of the township of Dukinfield was
transferred to Dukinfield: St. Mark.
1906 May 18 — reduced when part of the township of Dukinfield was
transferred to Dukinfield: St. Luke.
1906 December 11 — reduced when the following area was transferred to Dukinfield: St. Mark: "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."
C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts