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Norfolk - Pulham St. Mary Magdalen

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 381-382

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, September 2002.

PULHAM ST. MARY MAGDALEN, a populous and pleasant village 4 miles N.W. of Harleston, has 253 houses, 1,414 souls, of whom 311 are returned as in the Depwade Union workhouse. The parish includes many scattered houses, and has 2596 acres of land, of which the commons called Bush-green, Colegate-end, and Grisham-green, were enclosed in 1838-9. It is mostly comprised in Robt. Copeman, Esq's. manor of Pulham, (fines arbitrary,) and had anciently a weekly market, and was noted for the manufacture of hats, dornecks, coverlets, &c. A cattle fair is held on the third Thursday in May. Here is a large establishment for the manufacture of organs, belonging to Mr. Joseph Bullen, who has sent several fine instruments to London, and other places. The Church is a large edifice, with a tower and six bells, and its curacy is consolidated with Pulham St. Mary the Virgin, as already noticed. The Hall, anciently the seat of the Percy family, is now the property of Laverack Leggett, Esq. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The Town Estate consists of two farm houses and 66a. of land, and three cottages ; out of the rents £18 is paid in support of a Sunday school, and the remainder is distributed in coals and clothing among the poor. About the year 1832, the overseers enclosed 29a. from the wastes to be cultivated by the poor, by spade husbandry. Post Office at Mrs. Eliz. Palmer's. Letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 4.30 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, September 2002; links updated November 2009.

1891 Census Names Index
Depwade Union Workhouse 1891 Census Names Index
Earsham hundred
Depwade union
Kelly's 1883
Hunt's 1859 Directory entry
White's 1845; and 1883 [Pulham Market web-site]
Pulham Market Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Pulham postmills, Pulham Market postmill and smockmill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Pulham Market [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish register information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Pulham Market Local Web Site
and see Pulham St.Mary
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