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

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Heacham Population: 4,707 (2011 Census)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well loved holiday destination beside some exceptional beaches, Heacham is found in Norfolk, East Anglia, between the holiday resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the town and port of Kings Lynn. Heacham has a resident population of approximately five thousand people and is perhaps most famous for its association with the Indian Pocahontas, who married John Rolfe, a tobacco merchant, who was born in Heacham. The village is also reputed for its fields of lavender, harvested here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they came to the area in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to become well liked as a coastal resort in in the mid-nineteenth century, due to the arrival of the railway line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn in the 1860s. That also led to the Jubilee Bridge being built in eighteen eighty seven to replace the olden wooden bridge. The area is still popular nowadays as a beach resort, with both the North Beach and South Beach being lined with camping and caravan sites.

The seashores at Heacham are placed upon the eastern coast of The Wash, as a consequence it is one of the few beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets are visible over the sea instead of over the land.

Historic Past of Heacham: It is certainly more than 5,000 years since the earliest settlements took place in the area near Heacham, the uncovering of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, shows evidence of this fact. Habitation continued there thru the Iron Age and into the Roman era, but it was probably not until the 5th century that the 1st true village was established there. The name of the village is perhaps derived from the name of a local Lord during the twelfth century, called Geoffrey de Hecham, however there is not any firm evidence that this is the truth. Yet another possibility it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 as being included in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham back then included one hundred and forty three households (making it fairly substantial for the times) and the manor was owned by William of Warenne. Up until the Norman Conquest of 1066 this area was overseen by a pair of Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was thereafter under the control of a group of Cluniac Monks, until after the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, when the Lord of the Manor was the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard).

The most ancient remaining building in Heacham is the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, which was built in the Norman style and is dated twelve thirty, a bell in the tower is in fact still earlier than this, dating from approximately eleven hundred, meaning it is one of the most ancient bells still surviving in England. Heacham's village sign in addition to a tablet within the church remind visitors of the historic ties with the red indian princess, Pocahontas who married John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. She was just twenty two when she died 3 years later, nonetheless she produced a son, Tom, he later on went back to America. Heacham Hall survived for many years but was finally destroyed by fire in nineteen forty one.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was established in Heacham with a partnership being arranged between nurseryman named Linn Chilvers and local landowner named Francis Dusgate, with the goal of cultivating and distilling of lavender and related products. By 1936 there would be 100 acres being cultivated. Since those early days the business has grown significantly, and new types have been nurtured. The lavender is nowadays sold all over the world.

The village can be entered via the the A149 and the B1454, it is roughly 5km (3 miles) from Hunstanton, 14 miles (22km) from King's Lynn, forty three miles from Norwich and about 118 miles from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: St Edmunds Chaple Hunstanton, Ringstead Downs, Hunstanton Beach, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, Fakenham Superbowl, Extreeme Adventure, Playland Wells, South Beach, Paint Pots, Kartworld Skegness, Wells Beach Leisure, Thursford Collection, Planet Zoom, Castle Acre Priory, Church Farm Stow Bardolph, Searles Sea Tours, Parrot Zoo, Central Beach Skegness, St Georges Guildhall, Stubborn Sands, Trues Yard Fishing Museum, Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn, Captain Willies Activity Centre, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Walsingham Treasure Trail, Magdalen College Museum, BlackBeards Adventure Golf, Grimston Warren, Holkham National Nature Reserve, Paint Me Ceramics.

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