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

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Heacham Dialling Code: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Heacham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TF675372

A village and well known holiday resort boasting some excellent beaches, Heacham is positioned in Norfolk, East Anglia, between the town of Hunstanton and the large town and port of King's Lynn. Heacham has a population of roughly 4,700 inhabitants and is perhaps most commonly known for its link with the native Indian Pocahontas, who married a tobacco planter called John Rolfe, who originated in Heacham. The village is additionally reputed for its lavender fields, nurtured here by Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they came to Heacham in the 1930s.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village began to be fashionable as a seaside resort in the mid-19th century, as a consequence of establishing of the rail line between King's Lynn and Hunstanton at the beginning of the 1860s. That culminated in the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887 replacing the old wood bridge. Heacham is still favoured these days as a seaside resort, with both the North Beach and South Beach dotted with camping and caravan parks.

The beaches in this area are set upon the easterly shoreline of The Wash, this means it is one of the rare beaches in the east of England where sunsets can be seen over the sea instead of over the land.

History of Heacham: It's quite possibly over five thousand yrs since the initial settlements materialized in the area around Heacham, the uncovering of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, gives evidence of that. Human settlement continued there thru the Iron Age and into Roman times, while it was possibly not till the fifth century that the earliest true village was set up there. The name is said to be taken from the name of a local Lord in the 1300s, called Geoffrey de Hecham, though there isn't any strong evidence of this. A second theory it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Reported in the Domesday Book of 1086 to be within the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village during those times was made up of one hundred and forty three households (making it fairly large for this time) and the manor belonged to William of Warenne. At the time of the 1066 Norman Conquest Heacham was overseen by 2 Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was then governed by Cluniac Monks, until following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk.

The eldest surviving building in Heacham is the Saint Mary the Virgin Church, which was built in the Norman style and was completed in 1230, a bell in the tower is actually even earlier, dating from around 1100, making it one of the earliest bells still surviving in England. The village sign plus a tablet inside the church recount the famous ties with Pocahontas, the indian princess who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was just twenty two when she died 3 years later, nevertheless she provided John with a son, Tom, who later went back to America. The hall endured for centuries but was eventually destroyed by fire in 1941.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was formed in the village with a partnership being set up involving a local nurseryman called Linn Chilvers and local landowner Francis Dusgate, with the goal of harvesting and distilling of lavender and related merchandise. In 1936 there would be one hundred acres covered in lavender plants. Since those early beginnings the enterprise has grown enormously, and fresh new types have been nurtured. The lavender is nowadays sold all around the globe.

The village can be go to by way of the A149 and the B1454, it is around 5km (3 miles) from Hunstanton, 22 kilometres (14 miles) from Kings Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 190km (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Kids World, Searles Sea Tours, Syderstone Common, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Magdalen College Museum, Paint Me Ceramics, Green Britain Centre, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, Green Quay, Central Beach Skegness, Fakenham Museum of Gas, Fantasy Island, Brancaster Bay, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Bircham Windmill, South Beach, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, North Beach, Captain Willies Activity Centre, Hunstanton Beach, Searles Resort Golf Club, Ringstead Downs, Planet Zoom, Gibraltar Point, Strikes, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Old Hunstanton Beach, Fuzzy Eds, Boston Bowl, Scolt Head Island.

For your getaway in the East of England and Heacham you are able to reserve bed and breakfast and hotels at discounted rates making use of the hotels search box included to the right hand side of this page.

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Assuming you was pleased with this guide and tourist info to the Norfolk town of Heacham, then you could possibly find several of our other town and resort websites helpful, maybe the guide to Wymondham, or maybe even the website on Kings Lynn. To inspect any of these sites, then click the applicable town name. We hope to see you back before too long. A few other towns and cities to go to in East Anglia include Swaffham, Wymondham and Great Yarmouth.