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Dukinfield, Tameside

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Dukinfield, Tameside

Dukinfield is a small town within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically part of Cheshire, it lies in central Tameside on the south bank of the River Tame, opposite Ashton-under-Lyne, and is 6.3 miles east of the city of Manchester. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 18,885. The town is a product of the Industrial Revolution when its development was accelerated by the growth of coal mining and the cotton industry.
Administrative CountyTameside
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ9497
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161
Population18,885 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Dukinfield, Tameside has been known in the past

Doekenveldt ~ Duckenfield

Dukinfield, Tameside in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dukinfield, township and ry. sta., Stockport par., Cheshire, mostly within Stalybridge parl. bor., 1660 ac. (5 water), pop. 29,675; 1 Bank.

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