1828-45 – The Second Generation (Part 1)

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 2 of:

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Pulham Faces – Stone faces modelled by James 1 and Obadiah, still to be seen around doors and windows in Woodbridge and parts of London.

James 1 died in 1838, and his business was taken over by his son, James 2 (1820-98), at the age of eighteen.

Sun Inn, Hoddesdon – Original base for James 2 when he moved from London to Hoddesdon c1842 to be near Obadiah and Thomas Smith.

John Warner – Metal Founder and Bell Founder who engaged James 2 to decorate and stucco his home at Rawdon House in Hoddesdon (1842-43).   James 2 also helped to landscape his gardens at ‘Woodlands’ (1842-62), and constructed his first artificial ‘Pulhamite’ rocks.

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, West Hyde – Dseigned by Thomas Smith, and built by James 2 (1844-45).   ‘Finest example of knapped flintwork in Hertfordshire’.

1-5-02-1 - West Hyde Interior Interior of Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, West Hyde, Hertfordshire (Note the stone angels n the hammer beams)

/ . . . Continued in Chapter 2b_______


 An additional ‘Chapter’ was published each month over a period of five years on this website under the tag of ‘Where? / Site of the Month’, and these can now be accessed alphabetically under the comprehensive ‘Where? / Gazetteer’ tag, so don’t miss those.   Click on the link to see the complete list of Pulham sites described and illustrated by Claude Hitching.

Another link that you might like to refer to takes you to the ‘Press and Media / Book Reviews’ tag, where you can read all the reviews of ‘Rock Landscapes‘ written by professional critics in the National and Garden Press.

To check out the names of the People and Places featured and illustrated in any of the other Chapters, click the CONTENTS link to return to the main CONTENTS Page.   Click here to go direct to the ‘Book Shop’.   Happy Reading to all our followers


 A full description of the work carried out by James 2 Pulham and his uncle, Obadiah Pulham, at all the locations listed above – together with a number of pictures – can be found in Chapter 2 of Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy – the definitive story of the lives and work of James Pulham and Son.   Written by Claude Hitching, with featured photography by Jenny Lilly.   Published by Garden Art Press.

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