In ‘Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy’, I described and illustrated just over 40 of James Pulham’s most prestigious sites, and these are listed in Chapter order in the ‘CONTENTS’ page of this website. In my ‘Site of the Month’ series, I added a further 60 sites, so I have now described and illustrated more than 100 sites, and there could even be more to come! Any further details of ‘new’ or ‘rediscovered’ locations that come my way will be inserted into the Gazetteer, and indicated by the prefix ‘Add xx‘
They are all cross indexed in the following Gazetteer Index in alphabetical sequence under both the name of the site and the town in which they are situated. Thus, Belle Vue Park in Newport can be found under both ‘Belle Vue Park’ and ‘Newport’ . Links to the brief synopses of the sites in the book are listed under their Chapter Number, and links to the full articles on those featured as ‘Sites of the Month’ are indicated by their month of publication. ‘New’ sites will be indicated by the prefix ‘Add xx‘. Simply click on the link to the site you want.
I began my last News Letter by rejoicing in the fact that summer was on its way. I didn’t realise that we would have to wait two months for it, but at last it has arrived. We had better make the most of it, though, as they tell us it may not last for long. However, let’s leave the weather to one side, because quite a lot has been happening in the world of Pulham lately.
Continue reading “July ’16 News Letter”
SM 24 – May 13
Welbeck Abbey is about 3½ miles from Worksop, in Nottinghamshire, and its park, which covers more than 2,000 acres, is part of Sherwood Forest. It is the largest of the estates in North Nottinghamshire that are collectively known as the Dukeries, and is one of the few remaining places in England where they survive almost completely unspoiled. [i] Continue reading “1862-67 – Welbeck Abbey, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire”
The weather is getting warmer, and summer is on its way. Now is the time to get out the diary, and plan your visits to all those Pulham parks and gardens that you want to see. Or perhaps you will be able to come to meet us at one of our presentations? There are some interesting bookings coming up over the next few months. Continue reading “May 2016 – News Letter”
SM 60 – May 16
This is the last of my current series of ‘Sites of the Month’, and I have saved something very special to occupy this slot. It relates to a lovely garden that I would have included in my book, Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy had it not been for the fact that, at the time of preparing for publication, this property was in the process of being sold, and I did not want to offend the potential new owners by including it without their knowledge or permission. Continue reading “1902 – Dutton Homestall, East Grinstead, Sussex”
SM 59 – Apr 16
As far as I know, their projects around the coastal resorts – discussed in Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy – were among the last undertaken by James Pulham and Son. However, there is one more quite major piece of work undertaken during their final years that should be mentioned. It has not been conclusively documented as being by the Pulhams, although the visual evidence is certainly sufficient to satisfy me as to their authenticity unless or until I can be proved wrong. Continue reading “1929-33 – Exbury Gardens, near Southampton, Hampshire”