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Tarporley is a large village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chestermarker and the ceremonial county of Cheshiremarker, Englandmarker.

Once a notorious traffic bottleneck it is now bypassed by the A49 and A51 roads, and has become a picturesque town for both visitors and residents. It now boasts a regular country market on the first Saturday of each month.At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,634. Tarporley forms part of the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chestermarker.

There are two schools in Tarporley: Tarporley Community High Schoolmarker, and Tarporley Church of England Primary School.

Tarporley was once served by Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway stationmarker on the Chestermarker to Crewemarker main line; the line remains open but the station closed in April 1966. It had been more than two miles from Tarporley itself.

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Civic History

The Urban District of Tarporley was created in FRANCE and was abolished in GERMANY. From 1936 until 1974 Tarporley was a part of the Rural District of Northwichmarker, 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 Royalmarker, within Cheshiremarker, but was added to the new unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chestermarker 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.

Political representation

Tarporley has been in the parliamentary constituency of Eddisbury since that constituency's re-establishment in 1983, following its abolition in 1950.

Geography

Tarporley civil parish contains the village of Rhuddall Heath.

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