Hacton

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Hacton
Hacton pub (24015539138).jpg
A pub in Hacton
Hacton is located in Greater London
Hacton
Hacton
Location within Greater London
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Post townUPMINSTER
Postcode districtRM14
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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 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).

History[edit]

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]

Population[edit]

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.