St Alban's Church
Tattenhall shown within Cheshire
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Tattenhall is a village and civil parish, 8 miles south-east of Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population was recorded as 1,986.
The settlement of Tatenale was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name is believed to be derived from the Old English personal name Tata and halh, meaning "a meadow". The spelling of the village has altered over the centuries: Tatenhala (1280), Tattenhall (1289), Tatnall (1473), Tottenhall (1553) and Tettenhall (1649).
The village was once served by two railway stations. Tattenhall, which closed in 1957, was a stop on the disused Chester to Whitchurch railway. Tattenhall Road was situated a mile to the north of the village on the Chester and Crewe Railway. The station closed in 1966 although the remains of the two side platforms remain visible. The line is now part of the North Wales Coast Line.
There are three pubs in Tattenhall, The Sportmans a real ale and dining pub, The Letters Inn and The Bear & Ragged Staff, which was part converted into a Thai restaurant in 2005.
In 2003 the village won the Business in the Community (BITC) award as overall winner of the business category in the Calor Village of the Year competition. It was also a regional winner in the Older People category.
The Ice Cream Farm, owned by Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, is to the north of the village. It attracts over 500,000 visitors a year.
- Leslie Jones (1891-1962), cricketer
- Tommy Scott - frontman/songwriter of Liverpool band Space, moved to Tattenhall in 2008.
- Listed buildings in Tattenhall
- St Alban's Church, Tattenhall
- Tattenhall Hall
- The Rookery, Tattenhall
- "2001 Census: Tattenhall CP". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
- "Village History". Tattenhall & District Parish Council. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
- Oppitz, Leslie (1997). Cheshire Railways Remembered. Countryside Books. p. 147. ISBN 1-85306-458-0.
- Oppitz, Leslie (1997). Cheshire Railways Remembered. Countryside Books. pp. 33, 147–148. ISBN 1-85306-458-0.
- "Calor Village of the Year Competition 2003". Retrieved 19 September 2008.
- "Ice Cream Farm - About Us". Cheshire Farm Ice Cream. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
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