DiCamillo Companion

Heacham Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on the site of the 18th century house.

    House & Family History: The Native American Matoaka (more commonly known as Pocahontas) married John Rolf of Heacham on April 5, 1614 at a church in Jamestown, Virginia. On his return to England in 1616, Rolf took his wife and their two-year-old son, Thomas, to visit his family at Heacham Hall.

    Collections: A 1762 portrait of Edmund Rolfe by Pompeo Battoni was listed in the sale catalog of Agnew's, London, in 2000.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The old kitchens have been converted into a modern house.

  • Title: Creating Paradise: The Building of the English Country House, 1660-1880
    Author: Wilson, Richard; Mackley, Alan
    Year Published: 2000
    Reference: pgs. 12-13
    Publisher: London: Hambledon and London
    ISBN: 1852852526
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Reference: pg. 127
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: John Rolf (Rolfe), 17th century. SEATED AT 18TH CENTURY HOUSE: Edmund Rolfe, 18th century; Rolfe family here until circa 1900. C.E. Strachan, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No