This section contains brief details of some of Pulhams’ principal sites, presented in the form of a Regional Gazetteer. It is NOT fully comprehensive – other sites are known to exist, while some have either been redeveloped, or are no longer viable. There are no doubt others that have yet to be ‘rediscovered’, and it is hoped that some may come to light.
These listings include the following information:
- Dates. The dates shown here are based on all known sources of information. In some cases, a range of years is shown, due to the fact that the firm often returned to extend their earlier constructions. These dates may sometimes be estaimates, since few records now remain that enable this information to be checked.
- Property Name, Location and Brief Description. In cases where the site is featured in Claude Hitching’s book, The Pulham Legacy, the description is confined to a Chapter reference. In some cases – with gardens constructed between 1898 and 1930 – a reference is made to an ‘FR Diary‘. These comments are taken from the diary maintained by Fred Rickett, a Pulham ‘Rock Builder’ who amintained a diary of all the dates, locations and work descriptions relating to the sites on which he worked.
- Grid Reference. This is the location of the site on the map below, which is only intended to serve as a guide to the spread of locations in which the Pulhams worked. The sites are identified as red circles, although location names are omitted to avoid unnecessary confusion.
- Visitor Access. Sites are all categorised to indicate their respective degree of visitor access.
Visitor Access ratings are as follows:
0 = Public access with no admission charge
1 = Private Gardens with general admission charge
2 = Private property with public access by arrangement, and with small admission charge
3 = Private property with occasional Open Days and small admission charge
4 = Private property with no admission to the public
Regional Areas cover the following counties etc:
1. East Anglia Norfolk and Suffolk
2. Europe and USA France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, USA
3. Home Counties Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire
4. Ireland Dublin
5. London Central, Greater London, Dulwich, Hammersmith, Hounslow, Kensal Green, Kensington, New Barnet, Streatham, Sydenham, Wandsworth
6. Midlands Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire
7. North of England County Durham, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester
8. Scotland Argyll & Bute, Glasgow, Isle of Bute, Perthshire, Ross-shire
9. South of England Sussex, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey
10. Wales Cardiff, Gwent, Monmouthshire
11. West of England Avon (Bristol), Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire