East Tuddenham

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East Tuddenham
All Saints, East Tuddenham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 309014.jpg
All Saints, East Tuddenham
East Tuddenham is located in Norfolk
East Tuddenham
East Tuddenham
Location within Norfolk
Area8.47 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population436 (2001 census[1])
517 2011 Census[2]
• Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG0852011600
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyNorfolk
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR20
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°39′43″N 1°04′55″E / 52.661998°N 1.081962°E / 52.661998; 1.081962Coordinates: 52°39′43″N 1°04′55″E / 52.661998°N 1.081962°E / 52.661998; 1.081962

East Tuddenham is a village in the Breckland district of mid-Norfolk, East Anglia, England in the United Kingdom. It is around 10 miles (16 km) from the city of Norwich, and is close to the town of East Dereham. The village has an area of 847 hectares (3.27 square miles) with an estimated population of 515, according to the Breckland 2007 yearbook.[3] The population at the 2011 census was 517 in 190 households. For the purposes of local Government is in the Elmham and Mattishall division of Norfolk County Council and the Mattishall Ward of Breckland District Council.

The villages name means 'Tuda's homestead/village'.

The village is served by All Saints church, now within the Church of England benefice of Mattishall and Tudd Valley.[4]

East Tuddenham is bisected by Mattishall Road, which links to the A47 eastwards and eventually to East Dereham westwards (firstly passing through Mattishall, Clint Green and Yaxham).

East Tuddenham is surrounded by arable land cultivating a variety of crops including wheat, barley, oil seed rape, sugarbeet and potatoes. The village is fortunate to have many public footpaths and local walks including a 12-mile (19 km) walk for ramblers.

Notable people[edit]

Sir George Mellish (1814-1877), Judge of the Court of Appeal in Chancery, was born at East Tuddenham and was one of the sons of the Rev. Edward Mellish, vicar of the parish.[5]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. ^ Breckland Yearbook Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "East Tuddenham". A Church Near You - The Church of England. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  5. ^ The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year 1877, vol. 119, Part II (London: Rivingtons, 1878), p. 150


External links[edit]

Media related to East Tuddenham at Wikimedia Commons