History

From Prehistoric to Recent Times Past

Prehistoric Tarporley

The Cheshire Historic Towns Survey – Tarporley Archaeological Assessment and Strategy provides detailed information about Tarporley’s historical development. A number of prehistoric finds have been discovered within close proximity of Tarporley (Neolithic stone axe CSMR 874, flint scraper CSMR 875 and a Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrow head CSMR 2321) and while this does not suggest settlement, it does indicate prehistoric activity within the area. There are also suggestions of Bronze Age burials at Tarporley

From Roman to Medieval

It is thought that Tarporley High Street was part of a Roman Road called the Via Devana which ran from Chester to Colchester. A coin of Claudius II was found in the vicinity of Tarporley and dates to 268-270 AD.
At Domesday, Tarporley was included in the Hundred of Rushton. The Domesday entry indicates that Tarporley was a small agricultural settlement. Like many Cheshire townships, it had suffered devastation in the harrying of the north by Norman forces 1069-70, and had made only a partial recovery by 1086. It received a Royal Charter in 1292.
In the medieval period Tarporley was a small town, dominated by arable and pastoral farming. Data for Cheshire towns is rare because in the medieval period the shire was exempt from national taxation, having its own taxation system, the Mize. In the Cheshire Mize of 1405, Tarporley was assessed at just 13s 4d.

Post Medieval to the Civil War

In the post medieval period the manor passed from Hugh Dennis to the Hintons, and it was purchased c1590 by the Dones who, since the 13th century, had resided at Utkinton Hall to the north of Tarporley.
Tarporley was the scene of a minor skirmish in the Civil War. This took place on 21 February 1642 between Sir William Brereton’s forces (who were forced to retreat) and the Royalists from Chester.

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1st Tarporley Scout Group AGM & glass of wine!

September 27, 2017, 8:15pm - September 27, 2017, 9:30pm

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A new term is starting tonight !! Evening timetable for Tarporley Monday 6pm Little Tap Beginners 3 7.30pm The Swan Improvers 3 Tuesday 6pm The Rising Sun Beginners 1 7.30...

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Tarporley Parish Council Grants 2017

Tarporley Parish Council will be awarding grants to community or voluntary (not-for-profit) organisations and groups at its meeting on Monday 9th October 2017.

For more information and to obtain an application form please contact the Clerk at the below address or visit our website at www.tarporley.org.uk/tarporley-parish-council/publications/#regulatory%20publications

All applications must be received by 29th September 2017.
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French For Fun for Beginners

September 19, 2017, 6:00pm - September 19, 2017, 7:00pm

French class for Beginners

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