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

Post Code 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 holiday resort with some excellent beaches, Heacham can be found in the county of Norfolk, in between the town of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the town and port of King's Lynn. Heacham has a populace of around five thousand occupants and is perhaps most widely known for its links with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, who was born in Heacham. Heacham is additionally widely known for its fields of lavender, harvested here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they came to Heacham in 1932.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to be well liked as a beach resort in Victorian times, mainly because of the coming of the railway line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn in the 1860s. This culminated in the Jubilee Bridge being erected in the 1880's to take the place of the olden wood bridge. Heacham is still popular these days as a tourist resort, with both South and North Beaches lined with caravan and camping sites.

The beaches in this area are set upon the east banks of The Wash, this means it's one of few beaches on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea as opposed to over the land.

The Story of Heacham Norfolk: It is certainly around five thousand years since the first human settlements appeared in the region close to Heacham, and the finding of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, show evidence of that. Habitation continued in the area all through the Iron Age and into the Roman era, while it was more than likely not till the fifth century that the first real village was set up there. The name "Heacham" is said to be derived from the title of a Lord during the 1300s, called Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there is not any solid evidence that this is a fact. One additional idea is that the name originates from the nearby River Hitch.

Documented in the 1086 Domesday Book to be included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village during those times supported 143 households (making it quite sizeable for this period) and the head of the manor was William of Warenne. Up until the Norman Conquest of 1066 the area was controlled by a pair of Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was later controlled by a group of Cluniac Monks, right until following the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, when the Duke of Norfolk became Lord of the Manor.

The most ancient existing structure in the village is the St Mary the Virgin Church, built in Norman style and is dated twelve thirty, one of its bells is actually still earlier, dating from around eleven hundred, meaning it is one of the most ancient bells still surviving in England. The village sign plus a tablet inside the church tell of the famous links with Pocahontas, the red indian princess who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas was only twenty two when she passed away three years later, nevertheless she gave birth to a son, Tom, he later went back to America. Heacham Hall endured for many years but was finally destroyed by fire during the Second World War.

In the early 1930's Norfolk Lavender Ltd was formed in Heacham with a partnership being set up between local nurseryman named Linn Chilvers and local landowner Francis Dusgate, for the purpose of cultivating and processing of lavender and associated merchandise. A few years later there would be over one hundred acres being cultivated. Ever since those early days the enterprise has expanded substantially, and fresh new types have been reared. The lavender is now exported all around the globe.

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

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Captain Willies Activity Centre, Fantasy Island, Kartworld Skegness, Church Farm Stow Bardolph, Jennings Caravan Park, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, East Winch Common, Friskney Decoy Wood, South Beach, Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre, Green Britain Centre, Castle Acre Priory, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Searles Resort Golf Club, Playland Wells, Paint Me Ceramics, Ringstead Downs, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Stubborn Sands, North Beach, Fakenham Superbowl, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Syderstone Common, Titchwell Marsh, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Central Beach Skegness, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Wells Beach Leisure, Castle Rising Castle, Searles Leisure Resort.

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