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Hopton (Lowestoft), Suffolk

Historical Description

Hopton, a village and a parish, near Lowestoft, in Suffolk. The village stands close to the coast, 4½ miles N from Lowestoft station on the G.E.R.,-5 from Great Yarmonth, and has a post office under Great Yarmouth; money order and telegraph office, Gorleston. The parish comprises 1291 acres; population, 304. Hopton Hall is a modern mansion of white brick standing in well-wooded grounds. Hopton House has an artificial lake. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £186. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Norwich. The church was destroyed by fire in 1865, and a handsome new one was consecrated in 1866. It is a cruciform building of flint with dressings of stone, in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishHopton St. Mary 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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