1868-1905 – Sandringham Royal Estate

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 8 of:

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 James Pulham and Son were awarded their first Royal Warrant in 1868 for their work in the grounds of Sandringham Royal Estate.   HRH Prince Edward – the future King Edward VII – commissioned them to re-landscape the gardens according to the design of William Broderick Thomas, the Head Gardener, which involved moving the original ornamental lake, and creating two new ones in its place.   They constructed a ‘Waterfalls, rocky stream, and cave for boat house’, and returned in 1905 to construct the Walled Kitchen Garden, and build a small summerhouse – called ‘The Nest’ – on the shore of the main lake.

1-5-08-1 - Sandringham A-05 Boat Cave and NestBoat Cave and ‘The Nest’ on the shores of the main Lake at Sandringham   (Photo by Jenny Lilly)


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 of the work done by James Pulham and Son at Sandringham – together with a number of pictures – can be found in Chapter 8 of Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy – the critically-acclaimed and lavishly illustrated 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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