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

Postcode for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census of 2011)

Heacham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TF675372

A village and well known vacation resort with some great beaches, Heacham can be found in the county of Norfolk, in between the town of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the town and port of King's Lynn. The village has a population of around 5,000 inhabitants and is perhaps most commonly known for its links with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded a tobacco merchant called John Rolfe, who came from Heacham. The village is additionally reputed for its lavender fields, cultivated here by Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they came to the area in nineteen thirty two.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to become well liked as a beach resort in Victorian times, soon after the opening of the railway line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn at the beginning of the 1860s. That culminated in the erection of the Jubilee Bridge in eighteen eighty seven replacing the old timber bridge. Heacham continues to be well loved these days as a tourist resort, with both South and North Beaches being peppered with camping and caravan sites.

The beaches at this point are found on the easterly banks of The Wash, meaning it is one of few beaches in the east of England where the sun sets over the sea instead of over the land.

Heritage of Heacham: It is likely around 5,000 years since the first human settlers colonized in the region around Heacham, the uncovering of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, show evidence of this fact. Habitation remained in the area throughout the Iron Age and into the times of the Romans, even though it was possibly not till the fifth century when the earliest genuine village was founded there. The name "Heacham" is quite possibly taken from the name of a local Lord of the Manor during the 1300s, called Geoffrey de Hecham, however there is no strong evidence that this is true. An extra idea it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as being in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village at that moment supported 143 households (fairly sizeable for this times) and the manor was controlled by William of Warenne. Prior to the Norman Conquest (1066) Heacham was ruled by a pair of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was then governed by a group of Cluniac Monks, until following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, when the Duke of Norfolk became Lord of the Manor.

The oldest existing building in the village is the Church of Saint 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 roughly 1100, one of the earliest bells still in existence in England. Heacham's village sign together with a tablet within the church recall the historic ties with the red indian, Pocahontas who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was just 22 when she died three years later, nonetheless she provided John with a son, Tom, he eventually returned to America. Heacham Hall endured for centuries but was destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In nineteen thirty two Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in Heacham with a partnership being arranged involving local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and a landowner named Francis Dusgate, to develop the growing and distilling of lavender and related merchandise. Four years later there would be over one hundred acres being cultivated. Ever since then the enterprise has expanded considerably, and fresh varieties have been bred. The lavender is currently sold all around the globe.

The village can be accessed via the the A149 and the B1454, it is around three miles (5km) from Hunstanton, 22km (14 miles) from King's Lynn, 43 miles (69 kilometres) from Norwich and about 118 miles (190 kilometres) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Skegness Pleasure Beach, BlackBeards Adventure Golf, Laser Quest Skegness, Planet Zoom, Friskney Decoy Wood, Houghton Hall, Scolt Head Island, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Roydon Common, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Holkham Hall, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, Brancaster Bay, Strikes, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Skegness Pier, Boston Bowl, Stubborn Sands, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Grimston Warren, Captain Willies Activity Centre, Playtowers, Castle Rising Castle, Gibraltar Point, Searles Leisure Resort, Deer Safari at Snettisham Park, Captain Kids Adventure World, Fakenham Museum of Gas, Heacham Manor, Searles Sea Tours, Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

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