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]


The Hacton ward of Havering had a population of 12,262 at the 2011 Census.[3]


  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.
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