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

Heacham Postcode: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well known vacation resort having some excellent beaches, Heacham is situated in Norfolk, East Anglia, in between the resort of Hunstanton ("Hunny") and the port and town of King's Lynn. The village has a population of roughly 4,700 occupants and is perhaps most commonly known for its historic associations with the Indian Pocahontas, who married John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, who came from Heacham. Heacham is additionally well known for its fields of lavender, harvested by Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they came to Heacham in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village started to be popular as a sea side resort in Victorian times, mainly because of the establishing of the railway line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn at the beginning of the eighteen sixties. That culminated in the Jubilee Bridge being erected in the 1880's to replace the olden wood bridge. The village remains well-liked these days as a tourist resort, with both the North and South Beaches being lined with camping and caravan parks.

The beach areas at this point are situated upon the east banks of The Wash, consequently it's one of the rare beaches in the east of England where the sun sets over the sea and not over the land.

Historic Past of Heacham: It is in all probability roughly five thousand years since the earliest human settlements appeared in the area surrounding Heacham, and the unearthing of Neolithic and Bronze Age artifacts, shows evidence of that. Habitation remained there throughout the Iron Age and into the Roman period, although it was probably not until the fifth century that the earliest real village was established there. The name is possibly derived from the title of a Norman Lord during the twelfth century, Geoffrey de Hecham, although there is not any strong evidence of this. A second possibility it was named after the nearby River Hitch.

Documented in the Domesday Book to be part of the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village at this stage had 143 households (rather big for this times) and the head of the manor was William of Warenne. Before the 1066 Norman Conquest Heacham was controlled by a pair of Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was afterwards controlled by Cluniac Monks, right until following the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, when the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard) became Lord of the Manor.

The oldest surviving structure in Heacham is the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, which was built in the Norman style and is dated 1230, one of its bells is in fact still older, dating from around 1100, making it one of the most ancient bells still existing in England. The village sign in addition to a tablet inside the church tell of the historic ties with Pocahontas, the red indian who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in sixteen fourteen. She was only twenty two when she died 3 years later, nonetheless she gave birth to a son named Tom, he later returned to America. Heacham Hall endured for centuries but was destroyed by fire in the 1940s.

In nineteen thirty two Norfolk Lavender Ltd was founded in the village with a partnership being created between local nurseryman called Linn Chilvers and a landowner called Francis Dusgate, to develop the growing and processing of lavender and associated merchandise. In 1936 there would be over 100 acres being cultivated. Ever since those early years the business has evolved greatly, and unique varieties have been created. The lavender is today exported all throughout the world.

Heacham can be accessed from the the A149 and the B1454, it is approximately 3 miles from Hunstanton, 14 miles (22 kilometres) from Kings Lynn, 69 kilometres (43 miles) from Norwich and about 118 miles (190 kilometres) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre, Boston Bowl, Castle Acre Priory, Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton Beach, South Creake Amazing Maize Maze, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Paint Pots, Skegness Pier, Megafun Play Centre, Sandringham House, St James Swimming Centre, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Laser Quest Skegness, Stubborn Sands, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Captain Kids Adventure World, Magdalen College Museum, Butlins - Skegness, Kids World, Strikes, Skegness Beach, Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre, Friskney Decoy Wood, North Beach, Holkham Hall, Jennings Caravan Park, Lynnsport Miniature Railway, Playland Wells, Thursford Collection, Kartworld Skegness.

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And if you liked this info and guide to the coastal resort of Heacham, then you could also find several of our different town and resort websites worth a look, maybe the guide to Wymondham, or perhaps our website on King's Lynn. To visit any of these websites, then click on the applicable village or town name. Hopefully we will see you back on the site soon. Other spots to go to in Norfolk include Cromer, Wymondham and Great Yarmouth (Norfolk).