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

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well known vacation destination boasting some exceptional beaches, Heacham can be found in Norfolk, East Anglia, between the resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the town and port of Kings Lynn. The village has a resident population of roughly five thousand inhabitants and is probably best known for its association with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded a tobacco merchant called John Rolfe, who originated in Heacham. Heacham is additionally well regarded for its lavender fields, grown by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham started to get fashionable as a beach resort in in the mid-nineteenth century, as a consequence of arrival of the train line between King's Lynn and Hunstanton at the start of the eighteen sixties. That also led to the Jubilee Bridge being constructed in the 1880's replacing the out-of-date wood bridge. Heacham remains well-liked these days as a tourist resort, with both South Beach and North Beach dotted with caravan sites.

The beaches in this area are placed upon the east banks of The Wash, which means it's one of the rare beaches in the east of England where the sun sets over the sea and not over the land.

Heacham's History: It is probably roughly five millenia since the earliest settlements appeared in the region near Heacham, the discovery of Bronze Age and Neolithic artefacts, show evidence of that. Settlement persisted in the area all through the Iron Age and into the Roman period, however it was in all likelihood not until the fifth century when the 1st proper village was established there. The name of the village is said to be taken from the name of a Lord of the Manor during the twelfth century, Geoffrey de Hecham, however there is not any solid evidence of this. One more possibility it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 to be within the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham during those times was made up of one hundred and forty three households (rather big for the period) and the Lord of the Manor was William of Warenne. At the time of the 1066 Norman Conquest the village was controlled by 2 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, when the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard) became Lord of the Manor.

The earliest remaining structure in the village is the Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church, built in Norman style and was completed in 1230, one of its bells is actually still earlier, dating from about 1100, making it one of the earliest bells still in existence in England. The village sign together with a tablet inside the church record the historic links with Pocahontas, the red indian who wedded John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas was only 22 when she passed away three years later, nonetheless she produced a son named Tom, he later returned to America. The hall survived for centuries but was destroyed by fire during the Second World War.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was set up in the village with a partnership being created between a local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and local landowner Francis Dusgate, to develop the harvesting and processing of lavender and associated products. By 1936 there were 100 acres being cultivated. Since then the company has expanded significantly, and newer types have been raised. The lavender is now exported all around the world.

Heacham can be entered from the the A149 or the B1454, it is about 3 miles (5 kilometres) from Hunstanton, 14 miles (22 kilometres) from King's Lynn, 69 kilometres (43 miles) from Norwich and about 190km (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Church of St Mary the Virgin, Walsingham Treasure Trail, BlackBeards Adventure Golf, South Creake Amazing Maize Maze, Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre, Playland Wells, Church Farm Stow Bardolph, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Syderstone Common, Gibraltar Point, Laser Quest Skegness, St Georges Guildhall, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, High Tower Shooting School, Norfolk Lavender, Church Farm Museum, Houghton Hall, North Beach, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Parrot Zoo, Friskney Decoy Wood, Planet Zoom, Hunstanton Beach, Searles Leisure Resort, Paint Pots, Fakenham Museum of Gas, Castle Acre Priory, Captain Kids Adventure World, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Jennings Caravan Park, Strikes.

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