Tivetshall St Margaret

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Tivetshall St Margaret
St Margaret's church - geograph.org.uk - 1366633.jpg
St Margaret's church
Tivetshall St Margaret is located in Norfolk
Tivetshall St Margaret
Tivetshall St Margaret
Tivetshall St Margaret shown within Norfolk
Area 6.90 km2 (2.66 sq mi)
Population 295 (2011)
• Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM163869
Civil parish
  • Tivetshall St Margaret
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR15
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°26′13″N 1°10′54″E / 52.436967°N 1.181717°E / 52.436967; 1.181717

Tivetshall St Margaret is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It covers an area of 1,700 acres (690 ha) and had a population of 266 in 104 households at the 2001 census,[1] increasing to 295 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The church[edit]

The church of St. Margaret has a tympanum painted with the Royal Arms of Elizabeth I, some of the earliest in England, dating from 1587.[3] The huge arms, which stretch across the church, from wall to wall and from the top of the roodscreen to the roof, are flanked by the lion and the dragon. Beneath is painted "God Save Our Quene Elizabeth". The design includes the symbols of the other four Tudor monarchs, as well as the badge of Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth's own mother.

Beneath the arms, which have been recently restored, are Ten Commandments.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tivetshall St Margaret parish information". South Norfolk Council. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Norfolk Churches". norfolkchurches.co.uk. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

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