Tacolneston shown within Norfolk
|Area||6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)|
|– density||128/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|– London||87 miles (140 km) SW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01508 (north part)|
|01953 (south part)|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||South Norfolk|
Tacolneston // is a village in Norfolk, England. Tacolneston is a civil parish within the South Norfolk District with a population of around 700, measured at the 2011 Census as a population of 825. 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.
There is a canonical sundial, probably dating from the 12th century on the south wall.
- Kenneth McKee, one of the pioneers of hip replacement surgery in the 1950s, and who is now honoured with a bust at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
- The Boileau baronets, who have lived at Tacolneston Hall since the baronetcy was created in 1838.
- "Tacolneston parish information", South Norfolk Council
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- Tacolneston Church of England Primary School - Ofsted report
- "All Saints, Tacolneston", Norfolk Churches
- "Tacolneston: All Saints, Tacolneston", A Church Near You
- "Tacolneston village, Norfolk". Retrieved 16 June 2009.
- "Presentation to honour the pioneer of hip replacements". Retrieved 16 June 2009.
Media related to Tacolneston at Wikimedia Commons