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Location of Heacham: Norfolk, East Anglia, England, UK.

Heacham Post Code: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Population of Heacham: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A village and well loved holiday resort featuring some awesome beaches, Heacham is found in the county of Norfolk, in between the holiday resort of Hunstanton and the large port and town of King's Lynn. Heacham has a populace of around 4,707 inhabitants and is perhaps most widely known for its links with the Indian native Pocahontas, who wedded John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, who originated from Heacham. Heacham is also widely known for its lavender fields, grown by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd since they came to Heacham in the nineteen thirties.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386The village began to be known as a holiday resort in in the mid-nineteenth century, after the coming of the rail line between King's Lynn and Hunstanton in the 1860s. That also led to the building of the Jubilee Bridge in the 1880's taking the place of the dated wooden bridge. The area is just as well loved nowadays as a coastal resort, with both the South and North Beaches peppered with caravan sites.

The beaches at this point are situated upon the eastern coast of The Wash, this means that it's one of the only beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets can be seen over the sea rather than over the land.

History of Heacham: It is likely around five thousand years since the first settlements occurred in the region near Heacham, and the finding of Neolithic and Bronze Age relics, shows evidence of this fact. Settlement remained there throughout the Iron Age and into the Roman era, but it was quite likely not till the fifth century that the first proper village was set up there. The name is quite possibly taken from the name of a local Lord during the 1300s, called Geoffrey de Hecham, however there is no solid evidence that this is a fact. Still another explanation it was named after the local River Hitch.

Reported in the 1086 Domesday Book to be part of the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, Heacham back then consisted of 143 households (pretty large for this time) and the manor belonged to William of Warenne. At the time of the Norman Conquest (1066) the village was controlled by 2 Saxons, Toki of Walton and Alnoth. It was thereafter governed by a group of Cluniac Monks, until after the Henry the Eighth's Dissolution of the Monasteries, at which time the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard) became Lord of the Manor.

The oldest remaining structure in Heacham is the St Mary the Virgin Church, built in the Norman style and dates from 1230, one of its bells is actually still earlier, dating from approximately eleven hundred, making it one of the most ancient bells still existing in England. The village sign together with a tablet in the church remind the villagers of the famous ties with Pocahontas, the red indian who married John Rolfe, from Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas (Rebecca) was just 22 when she passed away 3 years later, nonetheless she left a son called Tom, he subsequently returned to America. The hall survived 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 arranged involving a local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and local landowner called Francis Dusgate, to develop the growing and distilling of lavender and related merchandise. A few years later there would be a hundred acres under cultivation. Since then the company has grown considerably, and different types have been reared. The lavender is today sold all over the world.

The village can be go to from the the A149 and the B1454, it is approximately 5km (3 miles) from Hunstanton, fourteen miles from Kings Lynn, 69 kilometres (43 miles) from Norwich and about 118 miles (190km) from London.

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

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Paint Me Ceramics, Heacham Manor, Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool, Strikes, Skegness Pier, Deer Safari at Snettisham Park, Kartworld Skegness, St Georges Guildhall, Central Beach Skegness, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Thursford Collection, Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, Old Hunstanton Beach, Hunstanton Beach, Oasis Leisure Centre Hunstanton, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Boston Bowl, Laser Quest Skegness, Gibraltar Point, Blackborough End Equestrian Centre, BlackBeards Adventure Golf, Bircham Windmill, Jennings Caravan Park, Extreeme Adventure, Houghton Hall, Kids World, East Winch Common, Butlins - Skegness, Trues Yard Fishing Museum.

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So if you took pleasure in this tourist info and guide to the seaside resort of Heacham, you very well may find some of our different resort and town guides beneficial, possibly the website about Wymondham, or maybe the website on Kings Lynn. To see any of these web sites, simply click the applicable town name. We hope to see you back some time. Different towns and villages to travel to in Norfolk include Norwich, Thetford and Great Yarmouth (Norfolk).