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Heacham Location: Norfolk, East Anglia, England, United Kingdom.

Postcode for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Heacham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TF675372

A village and popular vacation destination boasting some great beaches, Heacham is positioned in the county of Norfolk, in between the town of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the large town and port of Kings Lynn. Heacham has a resident population of approximately 4,707 people and is probably most commonly known for its association with the Indian native Pocahontas, who married a tobacco planter called John Rolfe, who was born in Heacham. The area is additionally widely known for its lavender fields, cultivated here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in 1932.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village began to be fashionable as a seaside resort in the mid-19th century, with the opening of the rail line between Kings Lynn and Hunstanton at the beginning of the eighteen sixties. This resulted in the Jubilee Bridge being built in the eighteen eighties to take the place of an ancient wood bridge. The area is just as favoured today as a coastal resort, with both North and South Beaches replete with caravan and camping sites.

The shorelines at Heacham are located on the eastern shoreline of The Wash, meaning it's one of the rare beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets are visible over the sea rather than over the land.

Heacham's Historical Background: It's perhaps over 5 millenia since the earliest settlers colonized in the area around Heacham, the discovery of Neolithic and Bronze Age artifacts, show evidence of that. Habitation persisted there through the Iron Age and into Roman times, whilst it was probably not till the fifth century that the 1st actual village was established there. The name "Heacham" is said to be derived from the name of a Lord of the Manor during the 1300s, called Geoffrey de Hecham, though there isn't any compelling evidence that this is the truth. One additional possibility is that the name was taken from the local River Hitch.

Recognized in the Domesday Book to be within the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village at that moment in time had one hundred and forty three households (rather large for the times) and the head of the manor was William of Warenne. Before the Norman Conquest (1066) this area was controlled by a couple of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was thereafter under the control of a group of Cluniac Monks, until after the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, at which time the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard) became Lord of the Manor.

The oldest remaining building in Heacham is the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, built in Norman style and was built in twelve thirty, one of its bells is believe it or not still older, dating from about 1100, making it one of the oldest bells still existing in England. The village sign in addition to a tablet in the church outline the famous links with Pocahontas, the red indian princess who wedded John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. She was only 22 when she died three years later, nonetheless she produced a son, Tom, who subsequently went back to America. Heacham Hall endured for centuries but was ultimately destroyed by fire in the 1940s.

In nineteen thirty two Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in the village with a partnership being arranged between nurseryman Linn Chilvers and local landowner named Francis Dusgate, to develop the harvesting and distilling of lavender and associated products. Four years later there were one hundred acres being cultivated. Ever since these beginnings the venture has expanded considerably, and different types have been bred. Lavender is nowadays sold all over the world.

Heacham can be entered from the the A149 or the B1454, it is about 3 miles from Hunstanton, 22 kilometres (fourteen miles) from King's Lynn, 69 kilometres (43 miles) from Norwich and about 190 kilometres (118 miles) from London.

A selection of Heacham streets and roads: Gymkhana Way, Folgate Road, Cameron Close, Station Road, St Marys Close, Joyce Lane, Victoria Close, Pine Mall, Caius Close, Rolfe Crescent, Cedar Springs, Caley Street, New Row, Kenwood Road, South Beach, Church Lane, Davy Place, Lynn Road, Woodend Road, Meadow Road, North Beach, Johnson Crescent, Neville Road, Ingleby Close, Jubilee Road, Broadway, Lords Lane, Malthouse Crescent, Gidney Drive, Wilton Road, Lodge Road, College Drive, Witton Close, The Drift, Pound Lane, Hadley Crescent, Staithe Road, Dix Close, Linn Chilvers Drive, Blatchford Way, School Road, Forest Drive, Cross Way, Hunstanton Road, Collins Lane, Sunnyside, High Street, Torrey Close, Sandringham Drive.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Big Kidz Karting, Holkham Hall, Kartworld Skegness, Holkham National Nature Reserve, St Edmunds Chaple Hunstanton, Searles Sea Tours, South Beach, Skegness Beach, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Jennings Caravan Park, Ringstead Downs, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Parrot Sanctuary, Wells Beach Leisure, Thursford Collection, East Winch Common, North Beach, Captain Willies Activity Centre, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Searles Resort Golf Club, Butlins - Skegness, St Georges Guildhall, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Norfolk Lavender, Brancaster Bay, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Lynnsport Miniature Railway, Fakenham Superbowl, Searles Leisure Resort, Laser Quest Skegness, Holkham Beach.

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This information and facts ought to be applicable for neighboring parishes and towns most notably : Shernborne, Thornham, North Creake, Burnham Norton, Docking, Appleton, Southgate, Old Hunstanton, Hillington, Snettisham, Hunstanton, Flitcham, Great Bircham, Ringstead, Sedgeford, West Newton, South Creake, King's Lynn, Syderstone, Holkham, Ingoldisthorpe, Wells-Next-the-Sea, North Wootton, Brancaster, Burnham Market, Sandringham, Burnham Deepdale, Wolferton, Brancaster Staithe, Dersingham. HTML SITE MAP - LOCAL WEATHER

Obviously if you really enjoyed this information and guide to the holiday resort of Heacham in Norfolk, then you might very well find several of our other resort and town websites handy, for instance our website on Wymondham, or even maybe our guide to Kings Lynn. To search these sites, please click the relevant village or town name. With luck we will see you back some time soon. Several other towns to explore in East Anglia include Wymondham, Sheringham and Great Yarmouth (East Anglia).