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Hopton (Thetford), Suffolk

Historical Description

Hopton, a village and a parish near Thetford, Suffolk. The village stands near the Little Ouse river and the boundary with Norfolk, 6 miles S by E from Harling Road station on the G.E.R., and 9 ESE from Thetford, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Thetford. The parish comprises 1397 acres; population, 474. The manor belongs to the Champion family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £223. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of flint and brick in mixed styles, and there are Plymouth Brethren, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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 All Saints 
Poor Law unionThetford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hopton (Thetford) from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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