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Norfolk: Pulham Market

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Pulham Market is about 7 miles N.E. of Diss.
It is also known as Pulham St Mary Magdalen.
See also Pulham St Mary the Virgin.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary Magdalen
Location, services, picture, etc.
Church of St Mary Magdalen
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary Magdalen
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary Magdalen
Description and pictures of the stained glass windows.
Church of St Mary Magdalen
Picture of the church.
The Church
Pulham St Mary Magdalen, Church Guide.
[Pulham Market, The Church]
Rose, Edwin J.
Pulham St Mary Magdalen, a constructional mystery - St Mary Magdalen Church.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.38, 1983]
Methodist Church
Ministers, services, news, picture, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Pulham Market Methodist Chapel
Pulham Market Methodist Chapel, centenary celebrations, 1963.
[Pulham Market, Pulham Market Methodist Chapel, 1963]
Brown, Douglas; Blackburn, Peter; and others.
A History of Methodism in Pulham Market.
[Tivetshall St Mary, Primrose Press, 2003]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Pulham Market was in Depwade Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Pulham Market
Description, history, pictures, events, parish council, etc.
Barker, G.P.
Old Pulham [Market].
[Norwich Local Studies Library, typescript, 1975]
Blackburn, Peter
Memories of Pulham Market, an oral history of the twentieth century.
[Pulham Market, Pulham Market Society, 2007]
Pulham Market Society
Pulham Market - Past and Present.
[Pulham Market, Pulham Market Society, 1999]
Pulham Market Society
A Walk Around Historic Pulham Market.
[Pulham Market, Pulham Market Society]
Pulham Market Post Mill
Description and history.
Pulham Market Smock Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Pulham Market (Pulham St Mary Magdalen) is in Earsham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Earsham Hundred
Description of Earsham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Pulham Inclosure Act, 1838.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Pulham Saint Mary the Virgin and Pulham Saint Mary Magdalen, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1838]
Glendenning, S.E.
Manor Farm, Pulham Market.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.30, 1952]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Pulham Market Crown Public House: a history.
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Pulham Market Falcon Public House: a history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Blackburn, Peter
Memories of Wartime.
Taken from recordings made by local people about the second world war.
[Pulham Market, Pulham Market Society, 2012]

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

After 1834 Pulham Market became part of Depwade Union, and the workhouse was in this parish.

Depwade Union
Parishes in the union, their arrangements for the poor before 1834, etc.
Depwade Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
Depwade Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1883.
Depwade Union and Workhouse
Description and pictures.
Reid, Andy
The Union Workhouse: A Study Guide for Teachers and Local Historians.
Includes the Mitford and Launditch Union at Gressenhall, the Depwade Union at Pulham Market, and the Loddon and Clavering Union at Heckingham.
[ISBN 0850339146, Chichester, Phillimore, for the British Association for Local History, 1994]


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801118173  767
1811135188  857
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1841 and 1851 Censuses
"The Parishes of Pulham St. Mary Magdalen (or Pulham Market) and Pulham St. Mary the Virgin are ecclesiastically united. The Return for the former includes 130 persons in 1841, and 311 in 1851, in the Depwade Union Workhouse."
1901 Census
"Including Bush Green, Colegate End, and Coles Common."
1911 Census
Out of the population of 1001, 165 were in a large establishment or institution. This was probably the workhouse.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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May 2013