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William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1836

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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.

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May 2013