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

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Heacham Population: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well known holiday resort alongside some excellent beaches, Heacham is situated in the county of Norfolk, between the resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the port and town of King's Lynn. Heacham has a population of about 4,700 people and is perhaps most commonly known for its ties with the native Indian Pocahontas, who married John Rolfe, a tobacco merchant, who was born in Heacham. Heacham is additionally well known for its lavender fields, farmed here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in 1932.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to become fashionable as a tourist resort in the 19th century, due to the opening of the train line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn in the eighteen sixties. That resulted in the erection of the Jubilee Bridge in the eighteen eighties to replace an old wooden bridge. The village is still favoured today as a holiday resort, with both South and North Beaches dotted with caravan parks.

The seashores at this point are placed on the east shoreline of The Wash, meaning it's one of few beaches on the east coast of England where the sun sets over the sea rather than over the land.

The Historical Past of Heacham: It is most certainly around 5,000 yrs since the earliest human settlers arrived in the vicinity near Heacham, the finding of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, show evidence of this. Settlement continued in the area through the Iron Age and into the Roman era, even though it was quite likely not until the 5th century that the earliest true village was established there. The name "Heacham" is quite possibly derived from the name of a local Lord of the Manor during the 12th century, Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there is no strong evidence of this. A second thought it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Noted down in the Domesday Book (1086) as being included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village during those times consisted of 143 households (making it pretty sizeable for this period) and the manor came under the control of William of Warenne. Before the Norman Conquest of 1066 this area was ruled by a couple of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was thereafter controlled by Cluniac Monks, until following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, at which time the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk.

The most ancient surviving building in Heacham is the Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church, built in the Norman style and was built in 1230, a bell in the tower is actually even earlier than this, dating from approximately 1100, one of the oldest bells still surviving in England. The village sign along with a tablet inside the church remind the villagers of the historic ties with the red indian, Pocahontas who married John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas was only 22 when she died three years later, nevertheless she gave birth to a son named Tom, he subsequently returned to America. The hall endured for many years but was destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In the early 1930's Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in the village with a partnership being set up involving nurseryman called Linn Chilvers and a landowner Francis Dusgate, to develop the growing and distilling of lavender and associated merchandise. By 1936 there would be a hundred acres under cultivation. Ever since then the company has grown dramatically, and newer types have been bred. The lavender is now exported all around the world.

The village can be go to by way of the A149 and the B1454, it is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) from Hunstanton, fourteen miles (22km) from King's Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 190 kilometres (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Trues Yard Fishing Museum, Hunstanton Beach, Syderstone Common, Parrot Zoo, Fantasy Island, Extreeme Adventure, South Beach, Boston Bowl, Captain Kids Adventure World, Sandringham House, Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool, Houghton Hall, Captain Willies Activity Centre, Snettisham Beach, Castle Acre Priory, Stubborn Sands, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Old Hunstanton Beach, Brancaster Bay, Big Kidz Karting, Jennings Caravan Park, Wells Beach Leisure, St James Swimming Centre, Ice Skating at Oasis Leisure, Roydon Common, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Playtowers, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Heacham Manor, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, Scolt Head Island.

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If you find you valued this tourist info and guide to the town of Heacham in Norfolk, then you could also find quite a few of our alternative resort and town guides invaluable, maybe the website on Wymondham in Norfolk, or even maybe the website about King's Lynn. To check out one or more of these websites, you should simply click the relevant town or village name. Perhaps we will see you return some time in the near future. Various other spots to explore in East Anglia include Cromer, Wymondham and Great Yarmouth (Norfolk).