Norfolk: Pulham Market


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

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PULHAM, ST. MARY MAGDALEN is a considerable village, about a mile north of the above [ie Pulham St Mary the Virgin], on an eminence, 4½ miles N.W. of Harleston. Its parish had 1155 inhabitants in 1841, including 130 in Depwade Union Workhouse, which is described at page 699 [which is the entry for Depwade Hundred]. It includes many scattered houses, and 2956A. 1R. 19P. of land, of which the commons called Bush-green, Colegate-end, and Gresham green, were enclosed in 1838-'9. It is nearly all in Robert Copeman, Esq.'s manor of Pulham, (fines arbitrary,) and anciently had a weekly market, and was noted for the manufacture of hats, dornecks, coverlets, &c. It has still a cattle fair, on the third Thursday in May.

The Church is a large structure, with a tower and six bells, and its curacy, with all the tithes of the parish, is consolidated with the rectory of Pulham St. Mary the Virgin, as already noticed.

The Hall, anciently a seat of a younger branch of the Percy family, was rebuilt by the late J. Crickmore, Esq., and is now the property of Laverock Leggett, Esq.

The Town Estate, which was vested in trust for the poor, as early as the 16th century, consists of two farm-houses, and 66A. of land, let for £23; and three cottages, let for £16 a year. Out of these rents, about £18 is paid yearly for the support of a Sunday-school, and the remainder, after paying for repairs, &c., is distributed in coals and clothing, among the poor. About 1832, the overseers enclosed 29A. from the wastes, to be cultivated by the poor, by spade husbandry.

The POST OFFICE is at Chas. Palmer's. Letters are received from Harleston, at 9 mng., and despatched at 5 evening.

           Allen     Richard         joiner           Bond      Rev Richard     curate           Boughton  Robert          glover & hairdsr.           Bullen    Joseph          watchmaker           Cocks     John            vict. Crown Inn           Cole      Mrs Ann           Colman    Mr Henry           Dunn      Mattw.          painter, plumber, &c           Elmar     James           vict. Falcon           Goff      Wm.             tailor           Howlett   Edward          joiner           Howlett   Joseph          machine maker           King      Wm.             veterinary surgeon           Osborne   Wm.             saddler           Rackham   Joshua          corn miller           Rayson    Robert          blacksmith           Rayson    George          schoolmaster           Reeve     Thomas          bricklayer           Rudling   John            cooper           Sheperson Miss           Wade      Robert          butcher           Waller    Jas.            gent.                               FARMERS.                          (* are Owners.)          * Barnes    Samuel        * Kerrison  Henry           Baxter    James         * Kerrison  Saml. sen. and jun.           Bullock   Robert          Kersey    Charles           Farman    Henry         * King      George           Fuller    Daniel          Lock      William         * Goldsmith Jas.            Poppy     Mary           Gooch     Thomas          Read      John           Harden    Jacob           Stanley   John           Harden    J. jun.         Stanley   J. jun           Harris    Charles               Shopkeepers.            Aldrich   Sarah           Heasell   Mrs               Shoemakers.               Wheelwrights.            Rayson    James           Jeffries  Isaac           Rayson    John            Palmer    John           Warne     Benjamin 

CARRIERS. - Wm. Boughton & J. Warne, to Norwich, Wed. and Sat.

See also the Pulham Market parish page.

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June 2011