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Norfolk: Hapton

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HAPTON, 9 miles S.W. of Norwich, is a parish in Depwade union, Wymondham county court district, Norwich bankruptcy district, Depwade petty sessional division and hundred, Stratton polling district of South Norfolk, Depwade rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 195 inhabitants in 1881, living on 695 acres, and has a rateable value of £1141. The soil is mostly the property of Sir Charles Harvey.

The CHURCH (St. Margaret) comprises nave, chancel, and tower with one bell. It was thoroughly restored in 1869. In the church is a piscina. The perpetual curacy, valued at £125, is in the incumbency of the Rev. John Leach Mitchell Moore, M.A., who has a good residence and 2 acres of glebe; and the patronage, with the appropriation of the tithes, belongs to Christ Church College, Cambridge.

Here is a Presbyterian chapel, which was built in 1741, and endowed with a good house for the minister, and about 120 acres of land, by a Mrs. Elizabeth Gay. The Rev. James Knapton is the present minister.

The parish school is attended by about 45 children.

The population in 1883 was 147, a number of navvies being included in the return for 1881.

POST. - Letter-box cleared at 4.30 p.m., via Long Stratton, which is the nearest Money Order and Telegraph Office.

	Alliban    Thomas          farmer
	Barnes     George          shopkeeper
	Clithero   James           farmer
	Dix        John            vict. White Horse Inn
	Drake      Robert          shoemaker
	Green      John            blacksmith
	High       Miss Mary Anne  schoolmistress
	Horstead   Mrs Mary
	Knapton    Rev. James      Presbyterian Chapel
	Leeder     Nicholas        farmer, Hapton hall
	Lockwood   Thomas          farmer
	Moore      Rev. John Leach
	             Mitchell      curate
	Rattee     Daniel          farmer

See also the Hapton parish page.

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April 2001