Tacolneston

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Coordinates: 52°30′37″N 1°09′21″E / 52.510278°N 1.155833°E / 52.510278; 1.155833

Tacolneston
Tacolneston is located in Norfolk
Tacolneston
Tacolneston
 Tacolneston shown within Norfolk
Area  6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population 700 
    - Density  109 /km2 (280 /sq mi)
    - London  87 miles (140 km) SW 
Civil parish Tacolneston
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR16
Dialling code 01508 (north part)
01953 (south part)
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Norfolk
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Tacolneston /ˈtækəlstən/ is a village in Norfolk, England. Tacolneston is a civil parish within the South Norfolk District with a population of around 700.[1] Its name occurs in the 1086 Domesday Book as Tacoluestuna and is theorized to come from Anglo-Saxon Tātwulfes tūn, meaning "Tātwulf's farmstead", via an old handwriting misread 'n' for 'u'.

It is the location of the Tacolneston transmitting station, a facility for both analogue and digital VHF/FM radio and UHF television transmission.

Tacolneston Church of England Primary School, which has around 80 pupils aged 5–11, is situated on Norwich Road.[2]

The village is the site of the historic All Saints Parish Church, which has a ring of six bells in its tower, part of which dates from the 14th century[3][4]

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Media related to Tacolneston at Wikimedia Commons