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Tarporley is a large village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. It is bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads, and holds a regular country market on the first Saturday of each month.

High Street
Tarporley is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population2,614 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ553627
Civil parish
  • Tarporley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCW6
Dialling code01829
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°09′37″N 2°40′10″W / 53.1602°N 2.6694°W / 53.1602; -2.6694Coordinates: 53°09′37″N 2°40′10″W / 53.1602°N 2.6694°W / 53.1602; -2.6694

At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,634,[1] falling slightly to 2,614 at the 2011 Census.[2] Tarporley civil parish also contains the village of Rhuddall Heath. Since 2009 it forms part of the unitary authority district of Cheshire West and Chester.

Tarporley High Street features four pubs: the Foresters Arms, the Swan Hotel, the Crown Hotel, and the Rising Sun. The High Street is also home to three restaurants: Piste, The Coast Restaurant and Bar,[3] and Little Tap,[4]

The Tarporley Hunt Club, the oldest surviving hunt club in England,[citation needed] meets in the village every Christmas.


An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches north-east to the Budworths with a total population at the 2011 Census of 4,398.[5]

Civic historyEdit

The Urban District of Tarporley was created in 1894 and was abolished in 1936.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

Political representationEdit

Tarporley has been in the parliamentary constituency of Eddisbury since that constituency's re-establishment in 1983, following its abolition in 1950. The constituency has been represented exclusively by Conservative MPs since the re-establishment.

Geography and transportEdit

Tarporley is bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads. The village was once served by Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station on the North Wales Coast Line between Crewe and Chester, 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 Buses Wales.

Swan Hotel, Tarporley


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.


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

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ "2001 Census: Tarporley". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Home page". The Coast. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Little Tap". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  6. ^ "A vision of Tarporley AP/CP". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  7. ^ "A vision of Tarporley UD". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  8. ^ "Councillors". Tarporley Parish Council. Retrieved 2008-01-21.

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