Where?

This section contains brief details of some of Pulhams’ principal sites, presented in the form of a Regional Gazetteer.    It is NOT fully comprehensive – other sites are known to exist, while some have either been redeveloped, or are no longer viable.   There are no doubt others that have yet to be ‘rediscovered’, and it is hoped that some may come to light.

Overview of Pulham Sites in the British Isles

These listings include the following information:

  1. Dates.   The dates shown here are based on all known sources of information.   In some cases, a range of years is shown, due to the fact that the firm often returned to extend their earlier constructions.   These dates may sometimes be estaimates, since few records now remain that enable this information to be checked.
  2. Property Name, Location and Brief Description.   In cases where the site is featured in Claude Hitching’s book, The Pulham Legacy, the description is confined to a Chapter reference.   In some cases – with gardens constructed between 1898 and 1930 – a reference is made to an ‘FR Diary‘.   These comments are taken from the diary maintained by Fred Rickett, a Pulham ‘Rock Builder’ who amintained a diary of all the dates, locations and work descriptions relating to the sites on which he worked.  
  3. Grid Reference.   This is the location of the site on the map below, which is only intended to serve as a guide to the spread of locations in which the Pulhams worked.   The sites are identified as red circles, although location names are omitted to avoid unnecessary confusion.
  4. Visitor Access.   Sites are all categorised to indicate their respective degree of visitor access.  

Visitor Access ratings are as follows:

  0        =   Public access with no admission charge

  1        =   Private Gardens with general admission charge

  2        =   Private property with public access by arrangement, and with small admission charge

  3        =   Private property with occasional Open Days and small admission charge

  4        =   Private property with no admission to the public

Regional Areas cover the following counties etc: 

1.                  East Anglia                Norfolk and Suffolk

2.                  Europe and USA      France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, USA

3.                  Home Counties        Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire

4.                  Ireland                         Dublin

5.                  London                       Central, Greater London, Dulwich, Hammersmith, Hounslow, Kensal Green, Kensington, New Barnet, Streatham, Sydenham, Wandsworth

6.                  Midlands                    Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire

7.                  North of England     County Durham, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester

8.                  Scotland                     Argyll & Bute, Glasgow, Isle of Bute, Perthshire, Ross-shire

9.                  South of England    Sussex, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey

10.             Wales                          Cardiff, Gwent, Monmouthshire

11.             West of England      Avon (Bristol), Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

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