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

Heacham Post Code: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and popular holiday resort next to some wonderful beaches, Heacham is situated in the county of Norfolk, in between the holiday resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the port and town of King's Lynn. The village has a populace of roughly 4,700 people and is probably most widely known for its links with the Indian native Pocahontas, who wedded a tobacco planter called John Rolfe, who originated in Heacham. The village is additionally widely known for its fields of lavender, nurtured by Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they came to the village in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham started to get well liked as a sea side resort in the 19th century, a result of the establishing of the railway line between Hunstanton and King's Lynn in the 1860s. That also led to the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in the 1880's taking the place of an older wooden bridge. The area is just as popular nowadays as a coastal resort, with both the North Beach and South Beach replete with camping and caravan parks.

The seashores in this area are found on the easterly shores of The Wash, consequently it's one of the only beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets are visible over the sea and not over the land.

Heacham's Historical Past: It's likely over five thousand yrs since the first settlements materialized in the region around Heacham, and the uncovering of Bronze Age and Neolithic relics, shows evidence of that. Habitation persisted there all through the Iron Age and into Roman times, though it was probably not till the fifth century when the first genuine village was founded there. The name of the village is perhaps derived from the name of a Norman Lord during the twelfth century, called Geoffrey de Hecham, although there is not any compelling evidence of this. The other explanation it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Recognized in the 1086 Domesday Book as being included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham at that moment consisted of 143 households (quite sizeable for this times) and the Lord of the Manor was William of Warenne. At the time of the Norman Conquest the village was controlled by a pair of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was thereafter under the control of a group of Cluniac Monks, right 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 eldest surviving building in the village is the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, which was built in the Norman style and dates from 1230, one of its bells is in fact still earlier than this, dating from approximately 1100, making it one of the earliest bells still in existence in England. The village sign together with a tablet inside the church remind the villagers of the famous links with the red indian princess, Pocahontas who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. She was only 22 when she passed away 3 years later, nonetheless she left a son called Tom, he subsequently returned to America. Heacham Hall endured for centuries but was destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was set up in Heacham with a partnership being set up between nurseryman Linn Chilvers and a landowner named Francis Dusgate, with the aim of producing and processing of lavender and related products. By 1936 there were one hundred acres covered in lavender plants. Ever since then the venture has evolved dramatically, and newer varieties have been reared. Lavender is currently exported all over the world.

Heacham can be go to by means of the A149 or the B1454, it is around three miles (5 kilometres) from Hunstanton, 14 miles from Kings Lynn, 69km (43 miles) from Norwich and about 190km (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Fakenham Museum of Gas, Trues Yard Fishing Museum, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, BlackBeards Adventure Golf, Friskney Decoy Wood, Church Farm Museum, Syderstone Common, Holkham Hall, Playland Wells, Extreeme Adventure, Boston Bowl, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Central Beach Skegness, Titchwell Marsh, South Beach, Scolt Head Island, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk Lavender, Paint Me Ceramics, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Wells Beach Leisure, Sandringham House, Gibraltar Point, St Edmunds Chaple Hunstanton, Brancaster Bay, St James Swimming Centre, Deer Safari at Snettisham Park, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton.

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