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Tacolneston is located in Norfolk
Tacolneston shown within Norfolk
Area 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population 825 (2011)
• Density 128/km2 (330/sq mi)
• London 87 miles (140 km) SW
Civil parish
  • Tacolneston
Shire county
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
List of places
52°30′37″N 1°09′21″E / 52.510278°N 1.155833°E / 52.510278; 1.155833Coordinates: 52°30′37″N 1°09′21″E / 52.510278°N 1.155833°E / 52.510278; 1.155833

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] measured at the 2011 Census as a population of 825.[2] 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.[3]

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[4][5]

There is a canonical sundial, probably dating from the 12th century on the south wall.

Notable residents[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Tacolneston at Wikimedia Commons