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51 – Aug 15 – 1880 – Ware Park Manor, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Ware Park was only a few miles from the Pulhams’ headquarters in Broxbourne, and comes under the general heading of ‘small projects’.   The land on which they worked – at what is now Ware Park – used to be associated with the stable block of Ware Park Manor, which, strangely enough, is located in what is now known as the Hertford suburb of Bengeo.[i]

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50 – Jul 15 – 1898 – Mount Stuart, Argyll and Bute

This article is an extract from James Pulham in Scotland, previously published in The Rock Garden Magazine #131, in July 2013

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James Pulham and Son worked with the eminent landscape architect, Thomas Mawson, on a number of occasions.   Their first collaboration was in Belle Vue Park, Newport, Monmouthshire, in 1893 – the first contract that Mawson was awarded for a municipal park project – and they evidently got on well because, when the 3rd Marquess of Bute commissioned Mawson to design a new garden for him to the west of his house at Mount Stuart in 1898, he invited James 2 to work with him again.   Continue reading

49 – Jun 15 – 1868-74 – Hutton Hall, Guisborough, North Yorkshire

Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease Bart – M.P. for South Durham, and grandson of Edward Pease, the ‘Father of the Railways’ – lived in Hutton Hall, near Guisborough, Cleveland, a small market town on the Northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, and in 1868 he commissioned James Pulham and Son to construct: Continue reading

48 – May 15 – 1882 – Halton House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Baron Lionel de Rothschild – of the famous international banking family, and owner of Gunnersbury Park, in London (see ‘Site of the Month’ #15 – Aug 12) – bought Halton estate, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1853.   He did nothing of any significance with it, however, and eventually gave it to his middle son, Alfred, a bachelor and confirmed city dweller.[i] Continue reading

April 2015 – News Letter

Dear All,

It seems a long time since I wrote my last News Letter, but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening. Continue reading

Presentation Diary

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a Presentation by

Clauee Hitching

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Valerie Christman

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47 – Apr 15 – 1889 – ‘Piggots Manor’, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Mr George Villies purchased ‘Piggots Manor’ in 1884, demolished the small house, and constructed the mock-Tudor building that still stands in its place.   George Harrison, the ‘Quiet Beatle’, purchased it in 1973, and presented it as a gift to ISKCON – the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. [i]   They renamed the property ‘Bhaktivedanta Manor’, after the Society’s founder, and it continues to serve as the Society’s Headquarters in Britain. Continue reading