infobox UK place
country= England
official_name= Tattenhall
map_type= Cheshire
latitude= 53.12
longitude= -2.76
population= 1,986 (2001 Census)
civil_parish= Tattenhall
shire_district= Chester
shire_county= Cheshire
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Eddisbury
post_town= CHESTER
postcode_district= CH3
postcode_area= CH
dial_code= 01829
os_grid_reference= SJ486585

Tattenhall is a village and civil parish, 8 miles south-east of Chester, in Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population was recorded as 1,986.citeweb|url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=792511&c=tattenhall&d=16&e=15&g=427698&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1221860510201&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779|title=2001 Census: Tattenhall CP|work=Office for National Statistics|accessdate=19 September|accessyear=2008]


The settlement of "Tatenale" was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name is believed to be derived from the Old English personal name "Tata" and "halh", meaning "a meadow". The spelling of the village has altered over the centuries: "Tatenhala" (1280), "Tattenhall" (1289), "Tatnall" (1473), "Tottenhall" (1553) and "Tettenhall" (1649). [citeweb|url=http://www.tattenhallpc.org/Village%20History.htm|title=Village History|work=Tattenhall & District Parish Council|accessdate=19 September|accessyear=2008]

Tattenhall railway station was situated on the North Wales Coast Line, which passes through the village. Known as Tattenhall Road until 1957, the station closed in 1966, [citebook|last=Oppitz|first=Leslie|title=Cheshire Railways Remembered|publisher=Countryside Books|date=1997|pages=pp33, 147-148|isbn=1-85306-458-0] although the platforms are still visible. The original Tattenhall station, which closed in 1957, was located on a branch line to Whitchurch. [citebook|last=Oppitz|first=Leslie|title=Cheshire Railways Remembered|publisher=Countryside Books|date=1997|pages=p147|isbn=1-85306-458-0]


There are three pubs in Tattenhall, The Sportsmans, The Letters Inn and The Bear & Ragged Staff, which was part converted into a Thai restaurant in 2005.

Tattenhall is home to a group of houses designed in 1927 by architect Clough Williams-Ellis, famous for creating the Italianate village of Portmeirion in north west Wales.

In 2003 the village won the Business in the Community (BITC) award as overall winner of the business category in the Calor Village of the Year competition. It was also a regional winner in the Older People category. [citeweb|url=http://www.villageoftheyear.org/england/winners/overall-winners/2003.htm |title=Calor Village of the Year Competition 2003|accessdate=19 September|accessyear=2008]

ee also

*St Alban's Church, Tattenhall


External links

* [http://www.tattenhallpc.org/ Tattenhall village website]

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