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A Tribute to

Colonel Robert Duckenfield

1619 - 1689

Blue Plaque for Colonel Robert DuckenfieldThe plaque to our local hero of the English Civil War is on the front of Dukinfield Town Hall. Robert Duckenfield of Dukinfield Hall was a man of great Puritan faith. He distinguished himself in battle for the parliamentary cause. In 1651 he commanded the forces which secured the Isle of Man and in 1653 was appointed to Cromwell's Little Parliament. He is buried at the Church of St. Lawrence in Denton.