Tarporley, Cheshire Family History Guide

Tarporley is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Rushton, Utkinton, and Eaton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1557
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TARPORLEY, a small town, a township, and a parish, in Nantwich district, Cheshire. The town stands 2 miles N of Beeston r. station, and 10 ESE of Chester; dates from considerably ancient times; is a polling place, and the headquarters of the Cheshire Hunt; consists chiefly of one winding-street, about ½ a mile long; and has a head post-office, a hotel, a market-hall conjoined with the hotel, a good public hall, a police station, an ancient church restored in 1868, a Wesleyan chapel built in 1867, Baptist and Primitive Methodists chapels, a literary and scientific institution, an endowed national school with £20 a year, charities £77, a weekly market on Thursday, and three annual fairs. The township comprises 1,144 acres. Real property, £4,904. Pop., 1,212. Houses, 255. The parish includes three other townships, and comprises 6,057 acres. Pop., 2,577. Houses. 529. Portal Lodge, Salters-Well house , and Arderne Hall are chief residences. Beeston Rock is surmounted by ruins of an ancient stronghold. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £704. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester, Lord Binning, Sir P. Egerton, Bart., and the Hon. Miss Arden. Two dissenting chapels, two national schools, and a charity school are in the parts beyond T. township.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Nantwich
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Chester
  • Poor Law Union: Nantwich
  • Hundred: Eddisbury
  • Province: York