Place:Tarvin, Cheshire, England

Alt namesAustins Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Broombanksource: hamlet in parish
Old Mosssource: hamlet in parish
Oscroftsource: hamlet in parish
Tarvin Sandssource: hamlet in parish
Weetwoodsource: hamlet in parish
Willingtonsource: hamlet in parish
Willington Cornersource: hamlet in parish
Tervesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 54
TypeParish (ancient), Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.2°N 2.767°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoEddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once part situated
Broxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once part situated
Tarvin Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority in which it is located since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tarvin is a village and civil parish which since 2009 has been located in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It had a population of 2,693 people at the 2001 UK census, and the modern ward covers about 17 square miles (44 km2).

Tarvin is about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Chester and is located near the junction of the A51, towards Nantwich and Tarporley, and the A54, towards Northwich and on to Manchester. These two main trunk roads bypass the village centre on either side. The northerly A54 bypass was constructed in 1933, and the southerly A51 bypass in 1984.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Tarvin from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"TARVIN, a village, a township, and a parish, in Great Boughton [registration] district, Cheshire. The village stands 3 miles NE of Waverton [railway] station, and 5½ E of Chester; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Chester, and fairs on 20 April and 2 Dec.
"The township includes Oscroft hamlet, and comprises 2,007 acres. Real property: £5,886. Population: 1,074. Houses: 244. The manor belongs to Mrs. Milburn.
"The parish contains also ten other townships, and comprises 10,571 acres. Population in 1851: 3,511; in 1861: 3,319. Houses: 680.
"The living is a vicarage, with the chapelries of Duddon and Kelsall, in the diocese of Chester. Value: £600. Patron, the Bishop of [omitted]. The church is chiefly later English, and has a fine tower. The [perpetual] curacy of Ashton-Hayes and the donative of Hargrave are separate benefices. Three dissenting chapels, an endowed grammar-school, and a national school are in [Tarvin] township; and various places of worship and public schools are in the other townships. Charities, £276."

The other townships of Tarvin were Ashton, Bruen-Stapleford, Burton-by-Tarvin, Clotton-Hoofield, Duddon, Foulk-Stapleford, Hockenhull, Horton-cum-Peel, Kelsall and Mouldsworth. There was another chapelry at Hargrave (redirected to Foulk Stapleford) which never became a civil parish.

Tarvin was in the Eddisbury Hundred, and became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Austins Hill, Broombank, Duddon Heath (part), Old Moss, Oscroft, Tarvin Sands (part), Weetwood, Willington and Willington Corner (part). The population was 768 in 1801, 1181 in 1851, 1093 in 1901, and 1505 in 1951. (Source:GENUKI)

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Tarvin was also in Broxton Hundred.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tarvin.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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