Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is a small human settlement. In different jurisdictions and geographies, a hamlet may be the size of a town, village or parish, or may be considered to be a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hamlet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church or other place of worship (e.g. one road or a crossroads, with houses either side). A hamlet may consist of a farm, mill or mine and all workers would generally be labouring here. There would be no, or if any, considerably basic services available to locals.

A picture of a hamlet (Switzerland)

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