The Broxbourne Manufactory

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 3 of:

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James 2 – Built new home and Manufactory in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire (1845).   His younger brother, Michael Angelo Pulham, involved with design of some of the terracotta vases, urns, seats, balustrades and fountains etc.

Great Exhibitions (1851-62) – Garden ornaments received several awards and prizes.

Paris Vase – also known as The Broxbourne Vase, the Alexandra Vase.

Grapevine Vase

James Pulham and SonJames 2 brought his son, James 3, into the business to form new firm in 1865.

Memorials and Exhibitions – Special commission in terracotta awarded to firm, including the Mulready Memorial in Kensal Green Cemetery (1867) and the Exhibition Road colonnade at the V & A Museum (1867-68).

1-5-03-1 - V & A ColonnadeColonnade at V & A Museum, London (1867-68)

Kew / Las Vegas Fountain – Made for the International Exhibition (1862), rediscovered in America.


 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.

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 A full description – and many photographs – of the wide range of Garden Ornaments produced by James Pulham and Son in their Broxbourne Manufactory – can be found in Chapter 3 of Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy – the definitive story of the lives and work of this remarkable firm.   Written by Claude Hitching, with featured photography by Jenny Lilly.   Published by Garden Art Press.

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