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

Heacham Postcode: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Heacham Population: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A seaside village and popular holiday resort with some wonderful beaches, Heacham is found in the county of Norfolk, between the resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the port and town of King's Lynn. Heacham has a resident population of about five thousand occupants and is possibly most famous for its historic associations with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded a tobacco planter called John Rolfe, who came from Heacham. The village is also well known for its fields of lavender, grown by Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they came to Heacham in the 1930s.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham started to get popular as a tourist resort in Victorian times, with the establishing of the railway line between King's Lynn and Hunstanton in the early eighteen sixties. This culminated in the building of the Jubilee Bridge in 1887 to replace an old wooden bridge. Heacham is still well loved these days as a coastal resort, with both South Beach and North Beach being lined with camping and caravan sites.

The shorelines here are placed on the eastern banks of The Wash, therefore it's one of only a handful of beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets are visible over the sea rather than over the land.

Heacham's Historical Background: It is likely over five millenia since the initial human settlers showed up in the area surrounding Heacham, and the unearthing of Bronze Age and Neolithic artifacts, gives evidence of this fact. Human settlement persisted there all through the Iron Age and into the Roman period, though it was very likely not until the fifth century that the earliest actual village was established there. The name is possibly derived from the name of a Lord of the Manor in the twelfth century, Geoffrey de Hecham, though there is no solid evidence that this is true. Yet another idea is, the name originates from the local River Hitch.

Reported in the Domesday Book of 1086 as being in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham during that time had 143 households (making it fairly sizeable for this times) and the head of the manor was William of Warenne. Up until the 1066 Norman Conquest the neighbourhood was ruled 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, when the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk.

The most ancient existing structure in Heacham is the Church of St Mary the Virgin, which is built in the Norman style and dates from 1230, a bell in the tower is in fact still earlier, dating from approximately eleven hundred, meaning it is one of the oldest bells still existing in England. Heacham's village sign along with a tablet inside the church recount the historic links with the red indian princess, Pocahontas who wedded John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. She was just twenty two when she died 3 years later, nevertheless she gave birth to a son, Tom, he later on went back to America. Heacham Hall survived for many years but was eventually destroyed by fire in the early 1940s.

In the early 1930's Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in the village with a partnership being arranged involving a local nurseryman called Linn Chilvers and local landowner Francis Dusgate, with the intention of producing and distilling of lavender and associated products. Four years later there were one hundred acres being cultivated. Ever since these beginnings the venture has evolved dramatically, and newer types have been reared. The lavender is these days exported all around the globe.

Heacham can be go to from the the A149 and the B1454, it is roughly 5 kilometres (three miles) from Hunstanton, 22 kilometres (14 miles) from King's Lynn, 43 miles (69km) from Norwich and about 118 miles (190 kilometres) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Old Hunstanton Beach, East Winch Common, Magdalen College Museum, Paint Me Ceramics, Lynnsport Miniature Railway, Ringstead Downs, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, Holkham National Nature Reserve, Green Quay, Extreeme Adventure, Trues Yard Fishing Museum, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Roydon Common, High Tower Shooting School, South Beach, Planet Zoom, Strikes, Fakenham Museum of Gas, St Edmunds Chaple Hunstanton, Castle Acre Priory, St James Swimming Centre, Lynn Museum, Scolt Head Island, Parrot Zoo, Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn, Fantasy Island, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Central Beach Skegness, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, Houghton Hall.

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