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Guide to Burial Records in Tameside

It seems to get more and more complicated finding burials records, simply because there are so may different sources and formats. I'm going to try to split this page into What's Online, What You can Buy and What is available at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre


Municipal Cemeteries:

Ashton (Hurst)
Kings Road
(opened 1891)
Cemetery Road
M34 5AH
(opening 1905)
Cemetery Road
M34 6ER
(opened 1895)
Manor Road
M43 6QA
(opened 1894)
Hall Green Road
SK16 4EP
(opened 1866)
Stockport Road
SK14 5QN
(opened 1894)
Cemetery Road
(opened 1877)
War Hill
SK14 6JL
(opened 1861)

Search the records of Burial and Cremation Records from Tameside MBC cemeteries -

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these are not complete so if you don't find your ancestor here, you should contact Dukinfield Cemetery and Crematorium to look through their records.

This database is an electronic version of the Boroughs Burial and Cremation Registers. The registers contain over 300,000 records and they are working hard to make them available over the web.

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks:


Family Search Good and growing coverage of C of E Burials for the Cheshire Towns of Tameside. I can't be exact, but it seems that most of these are covered from the start of the particular churches records until about 1906. These are indexes only, but most of the original films can be consulted at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre - scroll further down this page to check their holdings. The new Family Search website has also what appears to be burials from the National Burials Index version 1. You will find the images to the Cheshire Collection of Burials from the New Family Search website are now all available via FindMyPast. Ancestry have recently added a collection of Manchester Diocese parish registers including images. Sadly for Ashton Parish those for Ashton Christ Church and Ashton St Michael are not included. They will be adding to this collection.

Non Conformist Catholic Churches:

Non Conformist other denominations are available via Ancestry, particularly for Old Chapel, Dukinfield and Hyde Gee Cross Chapel:

Other on-line Sources:

New and Old St Georges, Stalybridge - the burials and Monumental Inscriptions are available to search via the churches own website

Stamford Street Wesleyans - Monumental Inscriptions available to search via Tameside Local History Forum's website.

Available to Purchase

The Family History Society of Cheshire:

Check out their microfiche collection Including Mottram St Michael's Burials and Monumental Inscriptions, Stockport St Mary's, St Paul's Staley, Stalybridge Wakefield Road Baptists, Hyde St Thomas, Hyde Gee Cross Unitarians and Romiley Hatherlow Independants.

Manchester and Lancs Family History Society:

Checkout their CD collection - particularly for Oldham and Saddleworth where they border on Tameside.

Lancashire Parish Register Society:

Checkout this page for their collection of fiche to purchase. The Lancashire Parish Register Society has been transcribing the parish registers for the ancient parishes of Lancashire for over a hundred years now. Originally issued in book form, but these are becoming rare or out of print. Some of the older out of copyright volumes are available to download at Transcribed volumes for Tameside include, Ashton St Michael's 1594-1720, Ashton St Peter's 1825-1837 and Denton St Lawrence 1695-1756.

Other Sources:

The Dukinfield Group of the Family History of Cheshire have photographed all the burial registers
and recorded the Monumental Inscriptions for Old Chapel, Dukinfield
- fantastic value for 5.00GB pounds plus postage and packing.
Click here for a review and an application form
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Zetland Street in Dukinfield was the earliest Catholic church in Tameside, opened in 1825. It was effectively the mother church for the whole of Tameside and as far afield as Oldham. The parish registers were totally restored in 2003 with lottery funding and a CD produced. This is available by writing to the Revd O'Doherty at the Church.
Click here for contact details

Church of England Burial Records Held at Tameside Local Archives Library:

The burial records for New and Old St Georges churches in Stalybridge are now available to search on-line: They have also included Monumental Inscriptions. These are a work in progress and will continue to be added as they are recorded.

NonConformist Chapels:

Catholic Churches:

For details of where any surviving Gravestone Inscriptions in Tameside can be found please visit my new page (still in production)

Visit Tameside lLocal Studies and Archives website for their full list of church records.

Coroners' Records:

For information regarding Coroners records for Tameside contact Greater Manchester County Record Office. Our local newspapers often contain reports of Coroners courts.

The following is taken from the Manchester City Council website:

Coroners’ Records

Unfortunately, coroners’ records have frequently been destroyed. This is certainly the case with the records of the coroner for the city of Manchester, where the only 19th century records to survive are witnesses’ depositions for the dates 22 August 1851 – 24 December 1852, held by Manchester Central Libary's Archives section (ref M381/1/1/1-2). Greater Manchester County Record Office holds 20th century coroners’ records, namely indexes 1918-1998 and inquests 1959-1998. Coroners’ records are closed for 75 years, and permission to see records less than 75 years old would have to be obtained from the Manchester Coroner, and is only given in exceptional circumstances.

In the absence of coroners’ records, a report of any inquest conducted by the coroner for the city of Manchester might be found in local newspapers. The library's archives section does hold a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings for the period 1900-1938 (ref M381/2), mostly concerned with coroners’ cases. It is not clear how complete the scrapbook is, and in the absence of an index, they do not search this item on your behalf.

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