A pub in Hacton
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Hacton is a small dispersed settlement in Greater London, England, located within the London Borough of Havering and beyond London urban sprawl. Surrounded by the Metropolitan Green Belt, located in the countryside between two outer London suburbs (Upminster and Rainham).
It was historically a hamlet in the ancient parish of Upminster 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.
The Hacton ward of Havering had a population of 12,262 at the 2011 Census.
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- "Havering Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
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