Tharston and Hapton
|Tharston and Hapton|
Tharston and Hapton shown within Norfolk
|Area||9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)|
|– density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Tharston and Hapton|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
The civil parish of Tharston and Hapton lies in the south of the county of Norfolk, England. It encompasses the two villages of Tharston and Hapton, covering a total area of 9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi). The parish had a population of 599 in 231 households at the 2001 census.
In 2004 the parish had a population of more than six hundred people in 282 households. This increase from 2001 can be attributed to a new housing development in the area. However, affordable housing is becoming more of a problem, which is seen to be leading to young people moving away.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary purchased Hapton Hall several years ago and now own a large area of land surrounding the farm.
A small industrial estate is located in Tharston.
During the Victorian era, a small loop line was constructed from nearby Forncett village to the town of Wymondham. The line crossed the River Tas at Tharston, and a viaduct was built. Remains of the line are still visible.
Julia Thomas Memorial Concert
In July 2008, the Tharston Jubilee Events Committee organised a "Proms in the Park" just for Tharston. All profits made went to the Priscilla Bacon Lodge at Coleman Hospital in Norwich. There was music from the Newton Flotman ARTS Choir, South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Mike Booty and many other solo artists. There was an auction, and a Mustang and Spitfire flyover. A flight in the mustang was a prize up for auction.
The concert was also broadcast live on British Atlantic Radio, an internet radio station (now defunct) run from the village.
- "Tharston & Hapton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Tharston Village Website "Tharston Village Online."
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes."
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