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Heacham Location: Norfolk, East of England, England, UK.

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Heacham Population: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Heacham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TF675372

A village and well loved holiday destination with some fine beaches, Heacham is found in Norfolk, East Anglia, in between the resort of Hunstanton and the large town and port of King's Lynn. The village has a population of around 5,000 inhabitants and is probably most famous for its link with the Indian native Pocahontas, who married a tobacco grower called John Rolfe, who was born in Heacham. The area is also well known for its fields of lavender, nurtured by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they came to the area in nineteen thirty two.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham began to be popular as a coastal resort in the time of the Victorians, with the establishing of the rail line between Hunstanton and King's Lynn in the early 1860s. That culminated in the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in the eighteen eighties to replace the older timber bridge. Heacham is still well-liked nowadays as a tourist resort, with both the South Beach and North Beach being lined with caravan parks.

The seashores here are placed upon the eastern shoreline of The Wash, this means that it is one of the rare beaches in eastern England where the sun sets over the sea rather than over the land.

Heacham's History: It's quite likely more than 5 millenia since the first settlements materialized in the area around Heacham, the unearthing of Neolithic and Bronze Age artefacts, show evidence of this fact. Settlement remained there thru the Iron Age and into the Roman era, though it was probably not until the fifth century that the first genuine village was established there. The name of the village is believed to be derived from the name of a local Lord of the Manor in the 1300s, called Geoffrey de Hecham, though there is no solid evidence that this is true. One additional explanation it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Recorded in the Domesday Book to be included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham back then consisted of one hundred and forty three households (rather substantial for the time) and the manor came under the control of William of Warenne. Up until the Norman Conquest the neighbourhood was ruled by a pair of Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was afterwards under the control of Cluniac Monks, right until after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when the Duke of Norfolk became Lord of the Manor.

The earliest existing building in Heacham is the Church of St Mary the Virgin, which was built in Norman style and dates from 1230, a bell in the tower is actually even earlier than this, dating from about eleven hundred, making it one of the oldest bells still surviving in England. The village sign and also a tablet in the church remind the villagers of the famous links with Pocahontas, the red indian princess who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was only 22 when she passed away 3 years later, still she provided John with a son called Tom, he subsequently returned to America. Heacham Hall survived for many years but was destroyed by fire in the 1940s.

In the early 1930's Norfolk Lavender Ltd was set up in Heacham with a partnership being arranged involving local nurseryman named Linn Chilvers and a landowner Francis Dusgate, for the purpose of growing and processing of lavender and associated merchandise. By 1936 there would be over 100 acres being cultivated. Ever since those early beginnings the company has evolved enormously, and unique varieties have been bred. The lavender is currently sold all throughout the world.

The village can be go to via the the A149 or the B1454, it is roughly three miles from Hunstanton, 22 kilometres (fourteen miles) from King's Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 118 miles from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Skegness Pier, Searles Leisure Resort, Captain Kids Adventure World, South Creake Amazing Maize Maze, Stubborn Sands, Holkham Hall, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Ice Skating at Oasis Leisure, Big Kidz Karting, Norfolk Lavender, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grimston Warren, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Playland Wells, Megafun Play Centre, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Holkham Beach, Planet Zoom, Green Britain Centre, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Scolt Head Island, Boston Bowl, Parrot Zoo, Houghton Hall, Kartworld Skegness, Walsingham Treasure Trail, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Snettisham Beach, Ringstead Downs.

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If it turns out you took pleasure in this guide and tourist information to the East Anglia resort town of Heacham, then you may well find quite a few of our different town and village websites useful, such as our guide to Wymondham (Norfolk), or perhaps the guide to Kings Lynn. If you would like to pay a visit to one or more of these websites, simply click the relevant village or town name. Perhaps we will see you return soon. Other towns and cities to visit in East Anglia include Norwich, Thetford and Great Yarmouth (East Anglia).