Tacolneston

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

References[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