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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A message from Linda for anyone who's lost 2 horses...

Two horses loose on the A49, both bay/dark, rugged and I think 1 has a plait in its tail? We managed to steer them into a field as they were getting very spooked at the traffic. I couldn’t catch them but they are safe. If anyone has any idea who they belong too they are in the field next to the Murco garage.
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What shall we call the new car park and road?

As you will have noticed, part of the former Royal British Legion site in Tarporley is being re-developed. This will create a new road and a new car park (to replace the old car park that houses will be built on). Ownership of the new car park, the bowling green and remaining allotments will be transferred to the Parish Counci.

Tarporley Parish Council are inviting suggestions for a name for the new car park and the new road.

If you would like to suggest names then please email the Parish Clerk at clerk@tarporley.org.uk

The deadline is 5th March 2018
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We're looking forward to half term next week! Any local suggestions?

Here's one to get the ball rolling... with a new children's menu for £1 🙂

www.facebook.com/LikeCakeCatering/
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Here's an interesting local history query from Ruslan in the US...

Hi, my name is Ruslan and I am wrestling fan from Delaware Ohio of USA.
My inquiry is about the traditional wrestling contests which were essential part of the annually held Bunbury Wakes in the 1800's. I recently discovered that sport event on
BritishNewspaperArchives as well as I saw online the old 1808 wakes sports bill which mentioned wrestling.
My question is about the style of wrestling which was practiced by local men at Bunbury Wakes.
I would highly appreciate any info on that subject.
Thanks in advance.
Kind regards,
Ruslan
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A message from United Utilities for those in the CW6 area:

You may have noticed that the water is coming out of your tap slower than usual or may have gone off altogether. We have one of our inspectors looking into this at the moment and as soon as we know what the cause of the problem is we’ll let you know.

We’re sorry about this and will try and get your taps flowing normally as quickly as we can. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know what’s causing the problem.

www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support/current-incidents/cw6-tarporley/
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