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Location of Heacham: Norfolk, East of England, England, UK.

Postcode for Heacham: PE31

Heacham Dialling Code: 01485

Heacham Population: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A coastal village and well loved vacation destination with some exceptional beaches, Heacham is set in the county of Norfolk, in between the holiday resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the town and port of Kings Lynn. The village has a population of approximately four thousand seven hundred inhabitants and is probably most widely known for its ties with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded a tobacco planter called John Rolfe, who was born in Heacham. Heacham is additionally well regarded for its lavender fields, cultivated here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they came to the area in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to become popular as a holiday resort in the time of the Victorians, mainly because of the building of the train line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn at the start of the eighteen sixties. That also led to the erection of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887 to replace the old wood bridge. Heacham remains well-liked these days as a holiday resort, with both South Beach and North Beach being replete with camping and caravan parks.

The seashores at Heacham are set upon the eastern shores of The Wash, this means it is one of few beaches on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea rather than over the land.

The Story of Heacham Norfolk: It is most likely approximately five thousand years since the initial human settlers emerged in the vicinity near Heacham, and the uncovering of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, show evidence of this fact. Human settlement persisted there through the Iron Age and into Roman times, although it was quite possibly not until the fifth century that the first true village was founded there. The name is quite possibly derived from the name of a local Lord in the 12th century, Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there isn't any solid evidence that this is a fact. A further theory is, the name is derived from the nearby River Hitch.

Noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 to be part of the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham at that moment in time included one hundred and forty three households (quite big for this times) and the manor was owned by William of Warenne. Prior to the 1066 Norman Conquest the area was controlled by two Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was thereafter under the control of Cluniac Monks, right until following the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, at which time the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk.

The eldest existing building in Heacham is the Saint Mary the Virgin Church, which is built in Norman style and dates from 1230, a bell in the tower is believe it or not still older, dating from around eleven hundred, making it one of the most ancient bells still in existence in England. The village sign along with a tablet within the church recall the historic links with Pocahontas, the indian princess who married John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was only twenty two when she died three years later, nonetheless she left a son, Tom, he later returned to America. Heacham Hall survived for centuries but was eventually destroyed by fire during the Second World War.

In nineteen thirty two Norfolk Lavender Ltd was set up in Heacham with a partnership being created involving a local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and a landowner Francis Dusgate, to develop the cultivating and processing of lavender and related merchandise. A few years later there would be over 100 acres being cultivated. Since then the business has grown significantly, and new types have been raised. Lavender is today exported all throughout the world.

The village can be go to via the the A149 and the B1454, it is around 3 miles from Hunstanton, 14 miles from Kings Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 190 kilometres (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Sandringham House, Friskney Decoy Wood, Snettisham Park, Titchwell Marsh, Fakenham Museum of Gas, Gibraltar Point, Houghton Hall, Parrot Sanctuary, Old Hunstanton Beach, Paint Me Ceramics, Brancaster Bay, Thursford Collection, St Georges Guildhall, Searles Resort Golf Club, Holkham Beach, Walsingham Treasure Trail, Central Beach Skegness, Wells Beach Leisure, Paint Pots, Captain Kids Adventure World, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Butlins - Skegness, Fakenham Superbowl, High Tower Shooting School, Kids World, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Creake Abbey, Fantasy Island, Playtowers, East Winch Common, Wells Next The Sea Beach.

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The above data should be pertinent for encircling parishes and towns including : Hunstanton, Shernborne, Hillington, North Wootton, Old Hunstanton, Dersingham, Snettisham, South Creake, Wolferton, King's Lynn, West Newton, Ingoldisthorpe, Southgate, Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Market, Holkham, Docking, Sandringham, Appleton, North Creake, Ringstead, Brancaster, Flitcham, Syderstone, Thornham, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Great Bircham, Brancaster Staithe, Sedgeford. SITEMAP - WEATHER FORECAST

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