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Heacham Location: Norfolk, East Anglia, Eastern England, UK.

Heacham Post Code: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A seaside village and well loved holiday destination boasting some wonderful beaches, Heacham can be found in Norfolk, East Anglia, between the holiday resort of Hunstanton and the large town and port of King's Lynn. The village has a resident population of about 4,700 occupants and is perhaps most commonly known for its historic associations with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, who was born in Heacham. Heacham is additionally well regarded for its fields of lavender, cultivated by Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they came to Heacham in the 1930s.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village began to be well liked as a holiday resort in Victorian times, a result of the establishing of the rail line between Hunstanton and King's Lynn in the early 1860s. This also led to the Jubilee Bridge being erected in eighteen eighty seven to take the place of the obsolete timber bridge. The village is still well-liked today as a beach resort, with both the North and South Beaches replete with caravan and camping sites.

The shorelines at this point are situated upon the eastern banks of The Wash, as a consequence it is one of very few beaches in eastern England where the sun sets over the sea and not over the land.

Heacham's History: It is undoubtedly around 5,000 years since the first settlements materialized in the area near Heacham, the discovery of Bronze Age and Neolithic artefacts, show evidence of this fact. Human settlement continued there throughout the Iron Age and into Roman times, although it was quite likely not till the fifth century when the earliest proper village was established there. The name "Heacham" is possibly taken from the name of a local Norman Lord during the 12th century, called Geoffrey de Hecham, however there is no strong evidence that this is the truth. An additional idea is, the name is taken from the close by River Hitch.

Recognized in the Domesday Book (1086) to be within the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village during that time comprised 143 households (quite big for the period) and the Lord of the Manor was William of Warenne. Before the Norman Conquest of 1066 this area was overseen by a couple of Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was afterwards under the control of a group of Cluniac Monks, right until following 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 most ancient surviving structure in the village is the Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church, built in Norman style and dates from twelve thirty, a bell in the tower is in truth even older, dating from around eleven hundred, one of the earliest bells still in existence in England. The village sign and also a tablet in the church outline the historic links with Pocahontas, the red indian who wedded John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was only 22 when she died 3 years later, nevertheless she provided John with a son named Tom, he later on went back to America. The hall survived for centuries but was destroyed by fire in 1941.

In the early 1930's Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in Heacham with a partnership being arranged between local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and local landowner Francis Dusgate, to develop the cultivating and processing of lavender and related merchandise. By 1936 there would be 100 acres being cultivated. Ever since those early days the enterprise has grown greatly, and new varieties have been propagated. Lavender is currently sold all around the globe.

The village can be entered by means of the A149 or the B1454, it is roughly 5 kilometres (three miles) from Hunstanton, 14 miles (22km) from King's Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 190 kilometres (118 miles) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Extreeme Adventure, Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre, Searles Resort Golf Club, Skegness Pier, High Tower Shooting School, Ice Skating at Oasis Leisure, Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool, St Edmunds Chaple Hunstanton, Planet Zoom, Castle Rising Castle, Central Beach Skegness, Sandringham House, Holkham Hall, Snettisham Beach, Holkham Beach, Thursford Collection, Fakenham Museum of Gas, Strikes, Holkham National Nature Reserve, Big Kidz Karting, Searles Sea Tours, Playland Wells, Kartworld Skegness, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Houghton Hall, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Old Hunstanton Beach, Searles Leisure Resort, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Playtowers, Bishops Boats Seal Trips.

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So if you was pleased with this guide and information to the holiday resort of Heacham, then you could very well find numerous of our different town and resort websites worth looking over, possibly the guide to Wymondham (Norfolk), or alternatively our guide to King's Lynn. To search one or more of these web sites, please click on the specific resort or town name. Hopefully we will see you back on the website before too long. Several other areas to visit in Norfolk include Thetford, Norwich and Great Yarmouth (East Anglia).