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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Around the world in wine with Jon from Define!

November 22, 2017, 7:00pm

On Wednesday 22 November, we will be hosting our Wine Night with Jon from our award-winning wine merchant, Define Wine. Enjoy a trip around the world as you taste eight stunning wines and discover th...

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This book was left leaning against a wall outside of a house on Brook Road.

Is this another one of those “Burgle this house or steal this car later” signs or is there a more innocent explanation?
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Tarporley Christmas Lights Switch On Event
Friday 1st December 6 pm to 7 pm.
Around the old chestnut tree, beside the Chestnut Pavilion, opposite the Co-op.

Father Christmas will be taking time away from his busy duties, to make an appearance and speak to the children at his grotto. Tarporley Silver Band will be playing. The Primary School Choir and Decibellas Women's Choir will be leading the Carol singing and Tarporley Rotary will be selling mulled wine, hot chestnuts, burgers etc. The lights will be switched on at around 6:45 pm.

This year is a very special event, being 100 years since the last Christmas of World War One - although, of course, people did not know that at the time. Come and learn a little more about how Christmas was affected in World War 1. The Tarporley Remembers 2018 campaign was launched this week, as you may have noticed in Tarporley News. See www.facebook.com/tarporleyremembers/ for more details and how to get involved.

Fund raising at the event will be in aid of Tarporley War Memorial Hospital and Tarporley Rotary Club local charities.

Many of you will know this is a very popular event in Tarporley’s calendar. So to ensure we can all enjoy ourselves without any mishaps, parents are asked to please supervise your children at all times and not to let your children climb onto, or run around on, the mound under the chestnut tree.

A big thank you to everyone involved in making this event happen:

Santa - for taking the time to visit us.
Tarporley Rotary Club for running the stalls
Tarporley 41 Club for putting up the Christmas trees this morning and helping Santa at the event.
Tarporley Primary School Choir
Decibellas Women’s Choir
Tarporley Silver Band
James Blackford for the staging.
Cheshire Lamonts for the electrical supply for the lights and for funding the Carol sheets - and for the mince pies and prosecco (donations in aid of TWMH and The Railway Children)
Emma and Victoria, of the Tarporley Remembers 2018 campaign, for designing the Carol Sheet.
Tarporley Parish Council for organising the event and providing the marshals
Any other volunteer helpers I’ve missed - please let us know.
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