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Tacolneston is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population825 (2011)
• Density128/km2 (330/sq mi)
• London87 miles (140 km) SW
Civil parish
  • Tacolneston
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR16
Dialling code01508 (north part)
01953 (south part)
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast 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]


  1. ^ "Tacolneston parish information", South Norfolk Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ Tacolneston Church of England Primary School - Ofsted report
  4. ^ "All Saints, Tacolneston", Norfolk Churches
  5. ^ "Tacolneston: All Saints, Tacolneston", A Church Near You
  6. ^ "Tacolneston village, Norfolk". Retrieved 16 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Presentation to honour the pioneer of hip replacements". Retrieved 16 June 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tacolneston at Wikimedia Commons