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

Postcode for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well loved vacation destination with some excellent beaches, Heacham is situated in Norfolk, East Anglia, between the resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the large town and port of King's Lynn. Heacham has a population of about 4,700 people and is perhaps most recognized for its association with the native Indian Pocahontas, who wedded John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, who originated in Heacham. Heacham is furthermore known for its lavender fields, cultivated here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they arrived in nineteen thirty two.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to become known as a beach resort in the time of the Victorians, immediately after the coming of the railway line between Hunstanton and King's Lynn in the eighteen sixties. This resulted in the Jubilee Bridge being constructed in 1887 to take the place of an ancient timber bridge. The area is still well-liked these days as a seaside resort, with both the South and North Beaches peppered with camping and caravan parks.

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

A History of Heacham Norfolk: It is quite likely approximately five thousand yrs since the earliest settlements manifested in the vicinity near Heacham, the uncovering of Bronze Age and Neolithic relics, gives evidence of this fact. Human settlement persisted there through the Iron Age and into the Roman era, while it was quite likely not till the 5th century that the 1st actual village was founded there. The name "Heacham" is said to be taken from the name of a Lord in the 12th century, Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there is not any compelling evidence that this is a fact. A further explanation is, the name is derived from the nearby River Hitch.

Listed in the Domesday Book (1086) as being within the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham at that time supported 143 households (making it fairly big for this period) and the manor was controlled by William of Warenne. Prior to the Norman Conquest the village was overseen by 2 Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was subsequently under the control of Cluniac Monks, until following the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, at which time the Duke of Norfolk became Lord of the Manor.

The earliest remaining building in the village is the Saint Mary the Virgin Church, which is built in the Norman style and dates from 1230, a bell in the tower is in truth even earlier than this, dating from roughly eleven hundred, making it one of the oldest bells still existing in England. The village sign along with a tablet in the church remind visitors of the famous ties with Pocahontas, the red indian who married John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was just 22 when she passed away 3 years later, but she gave birth to a son named Tom, who subsequently went back to America. The hall endured for many years but was eventually destroyed by fire in the early 1940s.

In nineteen thirty two Norfolk Lavender Ltd was founded in Heacham with a partnership being arranged involving local nurseryman named Linn Chilvers and a landowner named Francis Dusgate, to develop the producing and processing of lavender and related merchandise. By 1936 there would be a hundred acres covered in lavender plants. Since those early beginnings the business has expanded considerably, and unique varieties have been raised. The lavender is currently sold all throughout the world.

Heacham can be go to via the the A149 and the B1454, it is roughly three miles from Hunstanton, fourteen miles from King's Lynn, forty three miles from Norwich and about 190km (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Fakenham Museum of Gas, Green Britain Centre, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Jennings Caravan Park, Church Farm Museum, Bircham Windmill, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Fuzzy Eds, Heacham Manor, Skegness Beach, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Green Quay, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Blackborough End Equestrian Centre, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, Houghton Hall, Snettisham Park, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Magdalen College Museum, Stubborn Sands, Walsingham Treasure Trail, Thursford Collection, Castle Acre Priory, Kartworld Skegness, Trues Yard Fishing Museum, Scolt Head Island, Parrot Sanctuary, Paint Me Ceramics, South Beach, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Extreeme Adventure.

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