Place:Hapton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesAppetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Habetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Habitunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.517°N 1.203°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoDepwade Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Tharston, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hapton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HAPTON, a parish in Depwade [registration] district, Norfolk; adjacent to the Eastern Counties railway, 1 mile SW of Flordon [railway] station, and 3 miles NW of Long Stratton. Post town: Flordon, under Long Stratton. Acres: 695. Real property: £1,226. Population: 196. Houses: 44. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord Berners. The living is a Vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £100. Patron: Christ College, Cambridge. The church is ancient but good, and has a tower. There is a Unitarian chapel."

In 1935 the parish of Hapton was abolished and the land absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Tharston.

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