"TARVIN, a parish partly in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, but chiefly in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Ashton, Bruen-Stapleford, Burton, Clotton-Hoofield, Dudden, Foulk-Stapleford, Hockenhull, Horton with Peek, Kelsall, Mouldsworth, and Tarvin, and containing 3485 inhabitants, of which number, 1022 are in the township of Tarvin, 6 miles (E. by N.) from Chester. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £19.11.0½., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is in the later style of English architecture, with a fine tower considerably enriched with sculpture, though now much mutilated. Courts leet and baron are held here. A grammar school was founded in 1600, with a house for the master, by John Pickering, who endowed it with £200, which was laid out in lands now producing an annual income of £18, for which twenty children are instructed. The celebrated calligrapher, John Thomason, was master of this school; he died in 1740. About the middle of the sixteenth century, Sir John Savage, lord of the manor, procured a charter for a market and a fair to be held here, which have been long disused. During the great civil Var, Tarvin was a considerable military post, often taken and retaken by each party till September 1644, when it fell into the power of the parliament, and so remained to the end or the war." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Tarvin, also a township in Tarvin ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 4966), became a civil parish in 1866.
- It includes the hamlets of Austins Hill, Broombank, Duddon Heath (part), Old Moss, Oscroft, Tarvin Sands (part), Weetwood and Willington Corner (part).
- The population was 768 in 1801, 1181 in 1851, 1093 in 1901, 1505 in 1951, and 2693 in 2001.
|Dudden Road, Clotton Hoofield, Methodist (Primitive)|
|North of High Street, Tarvin, Methodist (New Connexion)|
|Platts Lane, Tarvin, Methodist (Primitive)|
|Trinity Chapel, Tarvin, Methodist (Wesleyan)|
|Zion Chapel, Tarvin, Methodist (Primitive)|
|High Street, Tarvin, Presbyterian (Calvinistic)|
- Great Boughton (1837-69)
- Chester (1870-1937)
- West Cheshire (1937-74)
- Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
- Cheshire East (1998-2007)
- Cheshire (2007-09)
- Cheshire East (2009+)
- Eddisbury (1828-1974)
- Chester (1974-2001)
- Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
- West Cheshire (2012+)
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Places associated with Tarvin ancient parish with separate pages
- Ashton; Ashton Hayes; Ashton Hayes & Horton cum Peel; Bruen Stapleford; Burton (near Tarvin); Clotton Hoofield; Duddon; Foulk Stapleford
- Hockenhull; Horton cum Peel; Kelsall; Mouldsworth; Prior's Heys ??; Stapleford, Bruen; Stapleford, Foulk; Tarvin
- 1963 April 1 — Gained parts of Christleton (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961), Cotton Edmunds (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961) and Hockenhull (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961), and lost parts to Christleton (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961) and Cotton Edmunds (1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961).
- 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Willington, and gained the whole of Bruen Stapleford, Hockenhull and Prior's Heys, and parts of Duddon and Kelsall.
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- Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Tarvin Rural District (1894-1974)
- Chester (1974-2009)
- Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)