<!-- start of article -->Tarporley
is a large village and civil parish
in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester
and the ceremonial county of Cheshire
Once a notorious traffic bottleneck, Tarporley is now bypassed by the A49
and A51 roads
and has become a picturesque town for both visitors and residents, holding a regular country market on the first Saturday of each month. At the 2001 Census
, the population was 2,634.
Tarporley civil parish also contains the village of Rhuddall Heath.
Tarporley High Street features 4 pubs - the Foresters Arms, the Crown, the Swan Hotel and the Rising Sun.
The Tarporley Hunt Club
, which is the oldest surviving hunt club in England, meets in the village.
The Urban District of Tarporley was created in 1894 and was abolished in 1936. 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
. 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.
Tarporley has been in the......