Hapton, Norfolk

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Hapton
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St Margaret, Hapton
Hapton is located in Norfolk
Hapton
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Hapton shown within Norfolk
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Post townNorwich
Postcode districtNR15
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52°31′19″N 1°12′32″E / 52.52192°N 1.20896°E / 52.52192; 1.20896Coordinates: 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 .

Description[edit]

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.

Neighbours[edit]

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

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