Pronounced 'Tack-ol-ston', Tacolneston is situated 14 miles from the city of Norwich and has a variety of amenities including a primary school, village store / post office, two public houses and a church. Tacolneston is a long village with a conservation area and small housing developments at either end of the village. Tacolneston has a 650ft TV mast plus a smaller, newer mast that can be seen for miles around. Tacolneston was home to surgeon Kenneth McKee, who pioneered primary hip replacements in Norwich in the 1950's. He is honoured by a bronze bust at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital that was made by McKee's daughter-in-law, the Belgian sculptor Myriam McKee, shortly before the surgeon's death in 1991.