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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Colonel Duckenfield

This statue of Colonel Robert Duckenfield stands outside the entrance to Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, was erected in 2007.

Colonel Duckenfield lived from 1619 to 1689 and was High Sherrif of Cheshire. He was Lord of the Manor of Dukinfield, living at the now-demolished Dukinfield Hall, where he established up the first independent chapel in England (Old Hall Chapel - the oldest Nonconformist chapel). He fought for the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War and led thew forces that captured the Isle of Man.

See Google Aerial View of this location.


  1. It is interesting how Duckenfield got transposed into Dukinfield and how often the media often write Duckinfield in error.

  2. I understood everything you said but I'll need to read up on your history before it even begins to make sense! :D

    Love your photo and the short bio anyway!

  3. Another frequent boob from media talking heads is to refer to the town as Duke-infield. Aaarrggghhh!

  4. Take a peek inside Dukinfield Town Hall when you're next passing. The stained glass is wonderful. :)

  5. A fine figure of a man - what a stance!

  6. Ruby wrote:
    "A fine figure of a man - what a stance!"

    Can you see the resemblence to WC Fields (Wiliam Claude Dukenfield) who is suposedly a decended?


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