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

Heacham Post Code: PE31

Heacham Dialling Code: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well loved vacation destination adjacent to some great beaches, Heacham can be found in Norfolk, East Anglia, in between the holiday resort of Hunstanton and the large town and port of Kings Lynn. Heacham has a population of about 4,707 occupants and is probably most famous for its ties with the Indian Pocahontas, who married a tobacco merchant called John Rolfe, who originated from Heacham. The area is additionally known for its fields of lavender, harvested here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in nineteen thirty two.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to be well liked as a tourist resort in the nineteenth century, mainly because of the coming of the rail line between Kings Lynn and Hunstanton in the early eighteen sixties. That also led to the Jubilee Bridge being built in the eighteen eighties to replace the older wood bridge. The area continues to be favoured these days as a beach resort, with both the North Beach and South Beach being dotted with caravan parks.

The beaches at this point are found upon the easterly shoreline of The Wash, this means it is one of the rare beaches in the east of England where the sun sets over the sea and not over the land.

Heacham's Historical Past: It is possibly more than 5,000 years since the 1st human settlers emerged in the vicinity surrounding Heacham, and the finding of Neolithic and Bronze Age artefacts, shows evidence of this fact. Habitation persisted there throughout the Iron Age and into the Roman period, while it was in all likelihood not till the fifth century when the first true village was founded there. The name is said to be taken from the name of a local Norman Lord during the 1300s, Geoffrey de Hecham, even though there is no compelling evidence that this is the truth. A further idea it was named after the close by River Hitch.

Noted down in the Domesday Book of 1086 as being in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village back then had 143 households (making it pretty big for the times) and the Lord of the Manor was William of Warenne. Before the Norman Conquest (1066) the region was controlled by a pair of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was subsequently under the control of a group of Cluniac Monks, right up until after the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, at which time the Duke of Norfolk became Lord of the Manor.

The most ancient surviving structure in the village is the Saint Mary the Virgin Church, built in the Norman style and dates from 1230, one of its bells is in fact even earlier, dating from approximately eleven hundred, meaning it is one of the oldest bells still in existence in England. The village sign and a tablet inside the church remind visitors of the famous links with Pocahontas, the red indian who married John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was only 22 when she passed away three years later, nevertheless she gave birth to a son, Tom, he subsequently went back to America. Heacham Hall endured for centuries but was destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In the early 1930's Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in the village with a partnership being created between nurseryman named Linn Chilvers and a landowner named Francis Dusgate, for the purpose of cultivating and distilling of lavender and associated merchandise. In 1936 there were a hundred acres being cultivated. Since those early times the company has evolved enormously, and fresh new varieties have been created. The lavender is today exported all around the world.

Heacham can be reached by way of the A149 and the B1454, it is approximately 3 miles from Hunstanton, 22 kilometres (fourteen miles) from King's Lynn, 69 kilometres (43 miles) from Norwich and about 118 miles (190 kilometres) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Magdalen College Museum, Deer Safari at Snettisham Park, Thursford Collection, Butlins - Skegness, High Tower Shooting School, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Kartworld Skegness, Parrot Zoo, Stubborn Sands, Bircham Windmill, Green Quay, Snettisham Park, St James Swimming Centre, Holkham Hall, Playtowers, Tales of the Old Gaol House, South Beach, Blackborough End Equestrian Centre, South Creake Amazing Maize Maze, Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre, Sandringham House, Lynn Museum, Planet Zoom, Skegness Pier, Creake Abbey, Castle Acre Priory, Scolt Head Island, Captain Willies Activity Centre, Heacham Manor, Laser Quest Skegness.

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If you appreciated this information and guide to Heacham, East Anglia, then you may well find quite a few of our alternative village and town guides handy, such as the guide to Wymondham (Norfolk), or alternatively the website about King's Lynn. To visit one or more of these sites, please click the specific village or town name. We hope to see you return some time in the near future. Various other spots to see in East Anglia include Wymondham, Swaffham and Great Yarmouth.