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UK Tatterset.jpg
Signpost in Tattersett
Tattersett is located in Norfolk
Tattersett shown within Norfolk
Area11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population962 (2011)
• Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF845298
Civil parish
  • Tattersett
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE31
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°50′05″N 0°44′19″E / 52.83477°N 0.73864°E / 52.83477; 0.73864Coordinates: 52°50′05″N 0°44′19″E / 52.83477°N 0.73864°E / 52.83477; 0.73864

Tattersett is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi) and had a population of 902 in 390 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 962 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk.

The village is on the north side of the A148 King's Lynn to Cromer road. The River Tat, a tributary of the River Wensum, rises close to the village.


The Tattersett name derives from the old English name of Tatessete, which means Tathere’s dwelling.[citation needed] The village is mentioned in the Domesday book as a village called Tatessete in the ancient hundred of Brothercross, and is said to be the land of one William of Warenne.[3]

The boundaries of the hundreds of Norfolk at the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086 remained largely unchanged, and were anciently divided into leets of which no trace remains. Yet it may be possible to determine the leets of Brothercross and specifically the leet that Tattersett parish was within. At the time of Domesday, the parishes of the hundreds of Brothercross and Gallow "were strangely intermixed".[4] When Tattersett parish was transferred to Gallow hundred (well before 1638),[5] all the parishes that used the same prior lete court were likely included. Since the end of the 19th century, Gallow hundred has been superseded by other administrative units of government.

The signpost of the village is in the middle of the village green, opposite Mallard Cottages.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: Tattersett, accessed December 2017.
  4. ^ British History Online: Gallow and Brothercross Hundreds, accessed December 2017.
  5. ^ Perhaps during the reign of Edward II of England in the early 14th century

External links[edit]

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