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Norfolk: Hapton

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Ann Duncan]

HAPTON, 9 miles S.W. of Norwich, has in its parish 203 souls, and 657 acres of land, mostly the property of Hudson Gurney, Esq., but Lord Berners is lord of the manor.

The Church (St. Margaret,) is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1831 at only £40. The Rev. Ezekiel Sparke, M.A., is the incumbent, and the patronage, with the appropriation of the tithes, belongs to Christ College, Cambridge.

Here is an Unitarian Chapel, which was built by Presbyterians in 1741, and is endowed with a good house for the minister, and about 115A. of land, left by a Mrs. Gay.

Directory:-

	Baker      Philip         shoemaker
	Carpenter  Wm.            farmer and butcher
	Dix        John           vict. White Horse
	Edwards    Thomas         farmer and land agent
	George     Robt.          shopkeeper
	Harn       Jerh.          shoemaker
	Martin     Samuel         shoemaker
	Rix        Henry          bricklayer
	Selby      Rev. Wm.       Unitarian minister
	Shimmon    Robt.          blacksmith
	Smart      Wm.            wheelgt.
	Sparke     Rev. E., M.A.  incumbent
	Walker     Wm.            owner
	Wicks      Robt.          shopkeeper

See also the Hapton parish page.

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April 2001