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

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Heacham Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TF675372

A village and well known holiday resort next to some exceptional beaches, Heacham is situated in the county of Norfolk, in between the resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the large town and port of King's Lynn. The village has a resident population of approximately four thousand seven hundred occupants and is perhaps best known for its connection with the Indian native Pocahontas, who married a tobacco grower called John Rolfe, who came from Heacham. The village is furthermore well known for its lavender fields, farmed here by Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they arrived in the 1930s.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham began to be popular as a tourist resort in the mid-19th century, right after the arrival of the train line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn in the eighteen sixties. This also led to the construction of the Jubilee Bridge in the 1880's taking the place of the older wooden bridge. The area continues to be favoured these days as a coastal resort, with both the North and South Beach being lined with caravan sites.

The beach areas here are placed on the easterly banks of The Wash, as a consequence it's one of few beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets can be seen over the sea as opposed to over the land.

Heacham's Historical Past: It is certainly more than 5,000 years since the 1st settlements took place in the vicinity near Heacham, and the uncovering of Bronze Age and Neolithic artefacts, shows evidence of this. Human settlement persisted in the area throughout the Iron Age and into the Roman era, whilst it was in all probability not till the fifth century when the earliest actual village was founded there. The name "Heacham" is perhaps taken from the title of a local Norman Lord in the 12th century, Geoffrey de Hecham, though there is no firm evidence that this is a fact. An extra possibility it was named after the local River Hitch.

Noted down in the Domesday Book of 1086 as being included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham at that time had 143 households (fairly big for this times) and the head of the manor was William of Warenne. Prior to the Norman Conquest this area was controlled by 2 Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was thereafter governed by a group of Cluniac Monks, right until after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk.

The earliest existing structure in the village is the St Mary the Virgin Church, which was built in Norman style and is dated 1230, a bell in the tower is believe it or not even older than the church itself, dating from approximately eleven hundred, making it one of the most ancient bells still existing in England. The village sign as well as a tablet within the church recount the historic ties with the indian princess, Pocahontas who wedded John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was just 22 when she passed away 3 years later, still she left behind a son, Tom, who later on returned to America. The hall endured for centuries but was ultimately destroyed by fire in the 1940s.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was set up in the village with a partnership being created between local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and a landowner Francis Dusgate, to develop the growing and processing of lavender and associated products. In 1936 there was destined to be 100 acres being cultivated. Ever since then the venture has grown dramatically, and newer varieties have been raised. Lavender is these days sold all around the globe.

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

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Boston Bowl, St Georges Guildhall, Ringstead Downs, Big Kidz Karting, Hunstanton Beach, Playtowers, Old Hunstanton Beach, South Beach, Scolt Head Island, Houghton Hall, Paint Pots, Wells Beach Leisure, Kids World, Creake Abbey, Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn, Green Britain Centre, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Kartworld Skegness, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, St James Swimming Centre, Castle Rising Castle, Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool, Strikes, Bishops Boats Seal Trips, Holkham Hall, Laser Quest Skegness, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Farm Stow Bardolph.

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This information and facts should be useful for proximate regions including: Flitcham, Ingoldisthorpe, Hunstanton, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Sandringham, Dersingham, Snettisham, Wolferton, Great Bircham, Burnham Market, Holkham, North Creake, South Creake, Southgate, Appleton, Brancaster Staithe, Brancaster, Old Hunstanton, Burnham Deepdale, Docking, Hillington, Syderstone, Sedgeford, West Newton, King's Lynn, Shernborne, Ringstead, North Wootton, Burnham Norton, Thornham. MAP - TODAY'S WEATHER