Tarporley

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Coordinates: 53°09′37″N 2°40′10″W / 53.1602°N 2.6694°W / 53.1602; -2.6694

Tarporley
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High Street
Tarporley is located in Cheshire
Tarporley
Tarporley
 Tarporley shown within Cheshire
Population 2,634 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ553627
Civil parish Tarporley
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TARPORLEY
Postcode district CW6
Dialling code 01829
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Eddisbury
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Tarporley is a large village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.

Tarporley is bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads and is considered a picturesque village for both visitors and residents, holding a regular country market on the first Saturday of each month. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,634.[1] Tarporley civil parish also contains the village of Rhuddall Heath.

Tarporley High Street features 4 pubs - the Foresters Arms, the Crown Hotel, the Swan Hotel and the Rising Sun.

The Tarporley Hunt Club, which is the oldest surviving hunt club in England, meets in the village.

Governance[edit]

Civic history[edit]

The Urban District of Tarporley was created in 1894 and was abolished in 1936.[2] From 1936 until 1974 Tarporley was a part of the Rural District of Northwich, until that district's abolition as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.[3] From 1 April 1974 Tarporley formed part of the borough of Vale Royal, within Cheshire and was included in the new unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester on 1 April 2009. The village has civil parish status and its own parish council, giving it some limited local government autonomy. The parish council comprises 12 locally elected members.[4]

Political representation[edit]

Tarporley has been in the parliamentary constituency of Eddisbury since that constituency's re-establishment in 1983, following its abolition in 1950.

Geography and transport[edit]

Tarporley is bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads. The village was once served by Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station on the Chester to Crewe main line, more than two miles from the village; the line remains open but the station closed in April 1966.

A local bus service, route 84, is provided by Arriva

Education[edit]

Tarporley has two schools: Tarporley High School and Tarporley Church of England Primary School.

Brook Farm School was a state special education boarding school located in the village that closed in 2001. Demolition at the site commenced in 2013

Twinning[edit]

Established in 1983, through The British Council, Tarporley is twinned with the Breton village of Bohars, near Brest, France.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Tarporley". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ "A vision of Tarporley AP/CP". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  3. ^ "A vision of Tarporley UD". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Councillors". Tarporley Parish Council. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 

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