1865-71 – Bromley Palace Gardens, Kent

SM 44 – Jan 15

There are two small examples of the Pulhams’ work in the Palace Gardens – now the Town Hall and Civic Centre – in Bromley, Kent. A plan of the gardens, with the Pulham sites marked, is shown in Fig 1. Continue reading “1865-71 – Bromley Palace Gardens, Kent”

1827-49 – Working with Thomas Smith

SM 43 – Dec 14

Introduction

Chapters 1 and 2 of Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy deals with the early years in the lives and work of the Pulham family, but there was insufficient space available to go into too much detail about their building projects with Thomas Smith.   The purpose of this month’s ‘Site of the Month’ feature is to fill in some of the gaps. Continue reading “1827-49 – Working with Thomas Smith”

November 2014 – News Letter – Part 2

. . . / Continued from Part 1

4 – Abberley Hall, Worcestershire

Abberley Hall was first brought to my attention in 2011 by one of the Trustees of the Abberley Hall Foundation, who told me that they had a fine example of a Pulham garden, and were putting together an application for a restoration grant from the Country House Foundation. Continue reading “November 2014 – News Letter – Part 2”

November 2014 – News Letter – Part 1

Dear All,

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer, and that the following notes relating to our own activities will be of interest.

‘The Pulhams of Broxbourne’ Presentations

Following a short summer break, Val and I did a presentation for Hertfordshire Libraries at the Hoddesdon Library on Thursday, 25th September, and another for the Ware Society at the Ware Priory on Wednesday, 29th October.   Continue reading “November 2014 – News Letter – Part 1”

1878-98 – Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff

SM 42 – Nov 14

During the late 1850s, James Harvey Insole – a young colliery proprietor – built a small country house for himself in Llandaff, a leafy suburb of Cardiff.   It was near Ely Road, so he named it Ely Court, but it later became known as Insole CourtContinue reading “1878-98 – Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff”

2005-10 – The Power of the Internet (Part 1)

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 44 of: more

1934-36 – Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Buckinghamshire

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 42 of: more

1922-36 – Ramsgate, Kent

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 41 of: more

1912-31 – The London Exhibitions

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 36 of: more

1911 – RHS Garden Wisley, near Woking, Surrey

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 35 of: more

1911-34 – ‘The Node’, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 34 of: more

1908-12 – Warren House, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 32 of: more

1902-05 -Heatherden Hall / Pinewood, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 29 of: more

1901-03 – Danesfield House, Medmenham, Surrey

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 28 of: more

1902 – Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 27 of: more

1868-80s – Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent

SM 41 – Oct 14

This is a very special ‘Site of the Month’, because it introduces   a previously unrecorded Pulham site that has just been brought to my attention.   I received an enquiry a few months ago from Heather Dyke, whose father, Nicholas Morland, currently owns Court Lodge, in Lamberhurst, Kent.   Continue reading “1868-80s – Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent”

1892-1914 – Ewell Court House, Nr Epsom, Surrey

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 18 of: Continue reading “1892-1914 – Ewell Court House, Nr Epsom, Surrey”

1890-91 – Ross Hall Park, Glasgow

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 17 of: Continue reading “1890-91 – Ross Hall Park, Glasgow”

1880 – Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

SM 40 – Sep 14

Thomas Brassey – the railway magnate – purchased Heythrop Park as a wedding present for his son, Alfred, in 1869.   He then commissioned Alfred Waterhouse, the Quaker architect who was also responsible for the design of the Natural History Museum, Strangeways Prison and Pierremont Park in Darlington, Co Durham Continue reading “1880 – Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire”

1888-1913 – ‘The Dell’, Englefield Green, Surrey

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 16 of: Continue reading “1888-1913 – ‘The Dell’, Englefield Green, Surrey”

1885-86 – Worth Park, Crawley, West Sussex

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 15 of: Continue reading “1885-86 – Worth Park, Crawley, West Sussex”

1882-85 – Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield, East Sussex

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 14 of: Continue reading “1882-85 – Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield, East Sussex”