Norfolk: Pulham Market
William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1836
[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
PULHAM St. Mary Magdalen is a considerable village, about a mile north of the above [Pulham St Mary the Virgin], on the abrupt acclivities of a rivulet, 4 miles N.N.W. of Harleston. Its parish contains 1046 inhabitants, and 2500 acres of land, part of which is in three large commons. It includes the hamlets of Colegate-end, Bush-green, and Gresham-green, and is all in Robt. Copeman, Esqr's. manor of Pulham, except a small part lying in the Dean and Chapter of Ely's manor of Winston; but the soil belongs to a number of copyholders.
The village is said to have anciently had a market, and it has still a fair for cattle, &c., on the third Thursday in May. It was once famous for the manufacture of hats, dornecks and coverlets; and here are still a few weavers employed by the Norwich manufacturers.
The CHURCH is a large edifice, with a square tower and six bells, a nave, chancel, aisles, and a handsome north porch. The rectory is consolidated with Pulham St. Mary the Virgin.
The old Church and Poor's land is 70A., let for £100 a-year. About four years ago, 29 acres were enclosed from the common by the overseers, to be cultivated by the paupers, by spade husbandry.
The Hall, anciently the seat of a younger branch of the Percy family, is now the property of Mr. John Crickmore.
The POST-OFFICE is at John Rayson's; letters are received at 3 afternoon, and des. 8 mng.
Allen Richard joiner Bullen Joseph watchmaker Boughton Rt. glover & hair drsr. Cole Mrs. Ann Colman Henry beerhouse Drane Mrs. Abigail gentlewoman Dunn Jas. & Chas. painters, &c. Elmar James vict. Falcon Goff William tailor Haddock Rev. William curate Howlett Edward joiner & beerhs. Howlett Joseph machine maker King Wm. veterinary surgeon Neave Wm. brewer & vict. Crown Osborne William saddler Quavellart Geo. L. music master Rackham Joshua corn miller Rayson George schoolmaster Reeve Thomas bricklayer Richards Mrs. Rudling John cooper Sheldrake Mrs. Mary Wade Robert butcher Waller Jas. gent Farmers * are yeomen * Barnes John * Kerrison Hy. Baxter James * Kerrison Sml. sen. and jun. Bullock Robt. Kersey Charles Chenery Saml. * King George * Constable Jn. Lock William * Crickmore Jn. * Parkerson J. Fuller Daniel Palmer Wm. * Goldsmith Js. Poppy Mary Gooch Thomas Read John Goodston John Smith James Harden Jacob Stanley John Harding Jacob Stanley J. jun. Harris Charles * Thrower Lucy Hudson Jas. E. Westgate Robt. Hurry Joshua Blacksmiths. Shoemakers. Eldred J. Rayson James King Thomas Rayson John Rayson Robert Warne Benj. Shopkeepers. Wheelwrights. Aldrich Sarah Jefferies Isaac Barnes S. baker Palmer John Heasell T. bakr. Swallow T. tailor
Coach to Norwich, Mon. Wed. and Sat. 9 mg. from the Falcon.
Carriers, Wm. Boughton and Thos. Reeve, to Norwich, Wednesday and Saturday, 4 mg.
See also the Pulham Market parish page.
These pages are for personal use only. They may not be copied, and the links within them may not be harvested for use on your own web pages. Please see the Copyright Notice.
Copyright © Pat Newby.