Hapton, Norfolk

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St Margaret, Hapton
Hapton is located in Norfolk
 Hapton shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TM178964
Civil parish Tharston and Hapton
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
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
UK Parliament South Norfolk
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Coordinates: 52°31′19″N 1°12′32″E / 52.52192°N 1.20896°E / 52.52192; 1.20896

Hapton is a village in Norfolk, England, located about nine miles south of Norwich. It is in the parish of Tharston and Hapton.


The local church is dedicated to St. Margaret and was originally built in the 13th century[citation needed] despite having a Victorian bell tower with a solitary bell. Village amenities include a primary school and a piece of land next to the church which was purchased in 2004 on behalf of the village for common use and now has a picnic bench and BBQ with disabled access. The local shop and post office have closed in recent years.

Hapton Hall is located close to the village and the Norwich-London Liverpool St. mainline. Several years ago, it was bought by Redwings Horse Sanctuary which now owns much of the land surrounding it. Before that time it was a working farm.


Nearby villages include Tharston, Flordon, Fundenhall, Tasburgh and Tacolneston.

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