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Heacham Location: Norfolk, Eastern England, England, UK.

Heacham Postcode: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Heacham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TF675372

A coastal village and well loved holiday resort with some superb beaches, Heacham is found in the county of Norfolk, in between the resort of Hunstanton and the port and town of King's Lynn. Heacham has a populace of approximately five thousand occupants and is perhaps most recognized for its association with the Indian native Pocahontas, who married a tobacco merchant called John Rolfe, who originated from Heacham. The village is additionally known for its lavender fields, cultivated by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham started to be fashionable as a beach resort in the mid-19th century, following the establishing of the train line between Hunstanton and King's Lynn in the early 1860s. This culminated in the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in the 1880's in order to replace an older wooden bridge. The village still is well loved these days as a beach resort, with both the North Beach and South Beach dotted with caravan sites.

The beach areas here are placed on the east shores of The Wash, this means that it's one of the only beaches in the east of England where the sun sets over the sea as opposed to over the land.

A History of Heacham: It is quite likely around 5 millenia since the earliest human settlements occurred in the area around Heacham, the unearthing of Bronze Age and Neolithic artefacts, shows evidence of that. Habitation persisted there throughout the Iron Age and into Roman times, even though it was perhaps not until the 5th century when the 1st proper village was established there. The name "Heacham" is said to be taken from the title of a Lord during the twelfth century, Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there isn't any reliable evidence of this. A different idea is, the name comes from the nearby River Hitch.

Recorded in the Domesday Book to be included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village in those days comprised one hundred and forty three households (pretty substantial for this times) and the manor belonged to William of Warenne. At the time of the 1066 Norman Conquest the village was overseen by a pair of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was subsequently controlled by 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 most ancient surviving building in the village is the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, which is built in the Norman style and was completed in twelve thirty, a bell in the tower is believe it or not even earlier than the church itself, dating from around eleven hundred, one of the earliest bells still in existence in England. The village sign and also a tablet within the church tell of the famous links with Pocahontas, the red indian princess who married John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was only twenty two when she died three years later, nevertheless she provided John with a son named Tom, who eventually went back to America. Heacham Hall endured for many years but was destroyed by fire in 1941.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in the village with a partnership being arranged between local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and local landowner named Francis Dusgate, to develop the cultivating and distilling of lavender and associated merchandise. A few years later there was destined to be one hundred acres covered in lavender plants. Ever since those early days the company has grown substantially, and fresh new varieties have been produced. Lavender is nowadays sold all throughout the world.

The village can be accessed by means of the A149 and the B1454, it is around 5 kilometres (three miles) from Hunstanton, 22km (14 miles) from King's Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 118 miles from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Fakenham Museum of Gas, Extreeme Adventure, Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre, Planet Zoom, Playland Wells, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Jennings Caravan Park, Brancaster Bay, Church Farm Stow Bardolph, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Skegness Pier, Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, St Georges Guildhall, Gibraltar Point, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Strikes, Searles Resort Golf Club, Lynn Museum, Boston Bowl, Holkham Hall, South Beach, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Church Farm Museum, East Winch Common, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, Walsingham Treasure Trail, Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool, Megafun Play Centre, Holkham Beach, Titchwell Marsh.

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