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

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

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

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and popular holiday destination with some great beaches, Heacham is found in Norfolk, East Anglia, between the resort of Hunstanton and the large port and town of Kings Lynn. The village has a population of around 5,000 occupants and is perhaps most famous for its ties with the Indian native Pocahontas, who married John Rolfe, a tobacco grower, who originated from Heacham. The area is furthermore well known for its fields of lavender, nurtured by Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they arrived in nineteen thirty two.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to become popular as a coastal resort in in the mid-nineteenth century, with the arrival of the railway line between King's Lynn and Hunstanton in the early 1860s. That also led to the Jubilee Bridge being built in 1887 in order to replace an older timber bridge. The village is still favoured these days as a coastal resort, with both the South and North Beaches replete with camping and caravan sites.

The beach areas here are located on the east shores of The Wash, which means it's one of the few beaches in eastern England where the sun sets over the sea and not over the land.

A History of Heacham Norfolk: It's probably more than 5 millenia since the first human settlements appeared in the vicinity close to Heacham, and the uncovering of Bronze Age and Neolithic artefacts, show evidence of this fact. Human settlement remained in the area all through the Iron Age and into the Roman period, though it was almost certainly not till the fifth century when the 1st actual village was founded there. The name of the village is believed to be derived from the title of a Lord of the Manor in the 12th century, Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there is not any firm evidence that this is a fact. The other explanation it was named after the local River Hitch.

Documented in the Domesday Book to be part of the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village at that stage was made up of 143 households (making it rather substantial for the times) and the manor came under the control of William of Warenne. Before the Norman Conquest (1066) the region was overseen by 2 Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was then under the control of Cluniac Monks, until after the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, at which time the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard).

The eldest remaining structure in Heacham is the Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church, which was built in Norman style and is dated 1230, one of its bells is in truth still earlier, dating from around eleven hundred, meaning it is one of the earliest bells still surviving in England. The village sign and also a tablet in the church remind visitors of the famous ties with the indian princess, Pocahontas who married John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was just 22 when she passed away three years later, nonetheless she produced a son, Tom, who later returned to America. The hall endured for centuries but was destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in Heacham with a partnership being set up involving local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and local landowner Francis Dusgate, for the purpose of growing and processing of lavender and associated products. A few years later there would be over one hundred acres being cultivated. Since those early beginnings the enterprise has expanded considerably, and new types have been created. The lavender is today exported all around the world.

Heacham can be go to via the the A149 or the B1454, it is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) from Hunstanton, 14 miles from Kings Lynn, 69 kilometres (43 miles) from Norwich and about 118 miles (190km) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Castle Acre Priory, Searles Sea Tours, Lynnsport Miniature Railway, Searles Leisure Resort, Extreeme Adventure, Hunstanton Beach, Skegness Pier, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Fuzzy Eds, Gibraltar Point, East Winch Common, Searles Resort Golf Club, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Planet Zoom, Wells Beach Leisure, St Georges Guildhall, South Beach, Brancaster Bay, Parrot Sanctuary, Syderstone Common, Jennings Caravan Park, Boston Bowl, Friskney Decoy Wood, Grimston Warren, Paint Pots, Bircham Windmill, Playtowers, Fakenham Superbowl, Central Beach Skegness, Snettisham Park.

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Obviously if you valued this guide and info to the holiday resort of Heacham in Norfolk, then you could very well find several of our other resort and town guides worth a look, possibly our website about Wymondham (Norfolk), or perhaps even the guide to King's Lynn. To see any of these websites, please click on the appropriate village or town name. We hope to see you again some time soon. Some other towns to explore in Norfolk include Cromer, Wymondham and Great Yarmouth (Norfolk).