Hacton

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Hacton
Hacton is located in Greater London
Hacton
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51°32′38″N 0°13′52″E / 51.544018°N 0.231187°E / 51.544018; 0.231187Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 0°13′52″E / 51.544018°N 0.231187°E / 51.544018; 0.231187

Hacton is a small dispersed settlement surrounded by the Metropolitan Green Belt, located between the suburbs of Upminster and Rainham in the London Borough of Havering in London, England. It was historically a hamlet in the ancient parish of Upminster[1] and is within the Upminster post town. The name means 'farmstead on a hook-shaped piece of land', referring to an area adjacent to the River Ingrebourne.[2] The Hacton ward of Havering had a population of 12,262 at the 2011 Census.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powell, W.R. (Edr.) (1978). Upminster: Introduction and manors, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7. Victoria County History. British History Online. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Mills, D. (2000). Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford. 
  3. ^ "Havering Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016.