East Tuddenham

Coordinates: 52°39′43″N 1°04′55″E / 52.662°N 1.082°E / 52.662; 1.082
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East Tuddenham
All Saints' Church
East Tuddenham is located in Norfolk
East Tuddenham
East Tuddenham
Location within Norfolk
Area8.47 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population436 (2001)
• Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG0852011600
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR20
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°39′43″N 1°04′55″E / 52.662°N 1.082°E / 52.662; 1.082

East Tuddenham is a village in the English county of Norfolk. The village is located 5.6 miles (9.0 km) south-west of Dereham and 9.5 miles (15.3 km) north-west of Norwich and is bisected by the A47 between Birmingham and Lowestoft.


East Tuddenham's name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Old English for 'Tuda's' homestead or village.[1]

There is evidence to suggest that East Tuddenham was the site of a Roman settlement, with Roman coins, pottery and the remains of a building with a hypocaust.[2]

East Tuddenham is listed in the Domesday Book as a settlement of 32 households in the hundred of Mitford. In 1086, the village was divided between the estates of Alan of Brittany, Hermer de Ferrers, Ralph de Beaufour and William de Warenne.[3]

During the First World War, RAF Mattishall was used as a night-landing airfield for aircraft of No. 51 Squadron RAF, flying interception missions against German Zeppelins.[4]


According to the 2007 Breckland Yearbook, East Tuddenham has a population of 515 residents and a land area of 3.27 square miles (8.5 km2).[5]

East Tuddenham falls within the constituency of Mid Norfolk and is represented at Parliament by George Freeman MP of the Conservative Party. For the purposes of Local Government, East Tuddenham is in Breckland.

All Saints' Church[edit]

All Saints' Churchtower dates from the Thirteenth Century whilst the nave and chancel date from the Fifteenth Century and are constructed in the Perpendicular style. All Saints' font also dates from the Twelfth Century and features carved vines and foliage around it. All Saints' possesses good examples of Twentieth Century stained glass, particularly depictions of Faith, Hope and Charity by Leonard Walker.[6]

Notable Residents[edit]


  1. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved December 27, 2022. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/East%20Tuddenham
  2. ^ Spooner, S. (2005). Retrieved December 27, 2022. https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?TNF205-Parish-Summary-East-Tuddenham-(Parish-Summary)
  3. ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved December 27, 2022. https://opendomesday.org/place/TG0811/east-tuddenham/
  4. ^ Spooner, S. (2005). Retrieved December 27, 2022. https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?TNF205-Parish-Summary-East-Tuddenham-(Parish-Summary)
  5. ^ Breckland Council. (2007). Retrieved December 27, 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20081121120311/http://www.breckland.gov.uk/yearbook_parish_information
  6. ^ Knott, S. (2020). Retrieved December 27, 2022. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/easttuddenham/easttuddenham.htm

External links[edit]

Media related to East Tuddenham at Wikimedia Commons