Small village (6)
I believe the answer is:
'small village' is the definition.
(a hamlet is a small settlement)
This is all the clue.
(Other definitions for hamlet that I've seen before include "Small village for Shakespearian prince" , "Shakespearean tragedy" , "Dramatic prince of Denmark" , "whose forefathers were rude, did Gray imply?" , "famous title role" .)