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

Heacham Post Code: PE31

Heacham Dialling Code: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census of 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well loved holiday resort offering some outstanding beaches, Heacham is situated in the county of Norfolk, in between the town of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the town and port of Kings Lynn. Heacham has a resident population of around 4,707 inhabitants and is probably most widely known for its historic ties with the Indian Pocahontas, who married John Rolfe, a tobacco merchant, who was born in Heacham. The area is additionally known for its fields of lavender, nurtured by Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to be fashionable as a seaside resort in the time of the Victorians, as a consequence of arrival of the train line between Hunstanton and King's Lynn in the early 1860s. This culminated in the building of the Jubilee Bridge in the eighteen eighties replacing the olden timber bridge. The village continues to be favoured nowadays as a holiday resort, with both the North Beach and South Beach lined with caravan parks.

The shorelines here are placed on the easterly banks of The Wash, meaning it is one of the only beaches in eastern England where sunsets can be seen over the sea and not over the land.

The Story of Heacham Norfolk: It is most likely approximately five millenia since the initial settlers emerged in the area close to Heacham, the finding of Bronze Age and Neolithic artifacts, show evidence of this fact. Settlement continued in the area all through the Iron Age and into the Roman period, even though it was almost certainly not until the 5th century when the earliest proper village was set up there. The name "Heacham" is said to be taken from the title of a Lord of the Manor in the 1300s, Geoffrey de Hecham, however there isn't any solid evidence of this. A further possibility it was named after the close by River Hitch.

Documented in the Domesday Book (1086) to be within the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham at that moment consisted of one hundred and forty three households (making it quite substantial for the time) and the manor came under the control of William of Warenne. At the time of the Norman Conquest (1066) this area was controlled by 2 Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was subsequently controlled by a group of Cluniac Monks, right until following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, when the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard).

The eldest remaining structure in Heacham is the Church of St Mary the Virgin, which is built in Norman style and was built in twelve thirty, a bell in the tower is in truth even earlier than this, dating from about 1100, making it one of the oldest bells still existing in England. The village sign together with a tablet within the church remind visitors of the historic ties with Pocahontas, the red indian princess who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas was just 22 when she passed away three years later, though she gave birth to a son called Tom, who eventually went back to America. The hall endured for many years but was eventually destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In nineteen thirty two Norfolk Lavender Ltd was set up in Heacham with a partnership being arranged involving nurseryman Linn Chilvers and a landowner called Francis Dusgate, to develop the cultivating and distilling of lavender and associated merchandise. Four years later there would be over 100 acres under cultivation. Since then the enterprise has expanded appreciably, and newer types have been nurtured. Lavender is nowadays sold all around the world.

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

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Planet Zoom, Scolt Head Island, Wells Beach Leisure, Titchwell Marsh, Laser Quest Skegness, Parrot Sanctuary, Creake Abbey, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Holkham Beach, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, St Georges Guildhall, Snettisham Park, North Beach, Fakenham Museum of Gas, Fakenham Superbowl, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Friskney Decoy Wood, Gibraltar Point, Blackborough End Equestrian Centre, Central Beach Skegness, Skegness Beach, Parrot Zoo, High Tower Shooting School, Church of St Mary the Virgin, East Winch Common, Church Farm Museum, Jennings Caravan Park, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Thursford Collection.

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