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Houghton is a small village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 7.64km2 and had a population of 69 in 36 households at the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. It is the location of Houghton Hall, a large country house built by Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.HistoryThe village is listed as Houtuna in the Domesday Book of 1086. It takes its name from the Old English language; hoh (hill-spur) plus tun (enclosure, settlement or farm). The old village of Houghton was demolished in 1722 to make way for the construction of Houghton Hall and the associated parkland. In 1729, the village was rebuilt on the edge of the estate and called "New Houghton"; the 33 surviving houses are all now Grade II listed buildings. It is one of the locations claimed to be the inspiration for Oliver Goldsmith's poem The Deserted Village In 1872, the parish had 53 houses and 227 inhabitants. Other names for the village were Houghton-in-the-Brake and Houghton-Next-Harpley. The parish church is inside the park and dates from the 13th century, although it was heavily restored in the 18th century when the tower was added. Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford and Horace Walpole are buried in the church, which is a Grade I listed building.
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