Pulham Market, Norfolk :: Shared Description

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Pulham Market is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Diss and 14 miles (23 km) south of Norwich. It covers an area of 12.08 km2 (4.66 sq mi) and had a population of 999 in 443 households as of the 2001 census, the population falling to 977 at the 2011 Census.The name 'Pulham' means 'pool homestead/village' or 'pool hemmed-in land'.

The nearest railway station is Diss. It once had its own station on the Waveney Valley Line which is now closed. The long-distance footpath Boudica's Way runs through the village.

Older maps and documents name the parish or village "Pulham Saint Mary Magdalene" after the dedication of its parish church. The neighbouring parish and village was historically known as "Pulham Saint Mary the Virgin" after the dedication of its own parish church, though is these days typically abbreviated to Pulham St Mary.

The earliest recorded spelling is Polleham. Pulham is referenced in the Domesday Book as a single manor (including both Pulham Market and Pulham St Mary as we know them today) and being part of the Earsham hundred. The name Pulham is thought to mean the farmhouse, homestead or enclosure by the pool, water meadow or stream. There is a 'beck' (Norfolk dialect for a small watercourse) that flows by both villages.

In modern times the two villages of Pulham St Mary and Pulham Market are often together described as The Pulhams including on road signs in the surrounding areas.

The village was struck by an F0/T1 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day. Another tornado later struck nearby Pulham St Mary.

As of 2019, the village has a primary school, a doctors' surgery, two pubs (The Crown and The Falcon), a shop/post office, and several other community facilities.

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TM1988 : Colegate End Road, Colegate End by Geographer
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TM1886 : Tivetshall Road, Pulham Market by Geographer
TM1985 : Pulham Market Village Name sign by Geographer
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TM1986 : Pulham Market Village sign by Geographer
TM1986 : Colegate End Road, Pulham Market by Geographer
TM1987 : Colegate End Postbox by Geographer
TM1885 : Semere Lane, Semere Green by Geographer
TM1887 : Entrance from Cherry Lane Garden Centre by Geographer
TM1987 : Colegate End Road, Colegate End by Geographer
TM1888 : A140 Ipswich Road, Colegate by Geographer
TM1986 : Post Office The Green Postbox by Geographer
TM1986 : Pulham Market Telephone Exchange by Geographer
TM1986 : Station Road, Pulham Market by Geographer
TM1986 : St. Mary Magdalene Church, Pulham Market by Geographer
TM1986 : Station Road, Pulham Market by Geographer
TM1887 : Ipswich Road Postbox by Geographer
TM1986 : St. Mary Magdalene Church Notice Board by Geographer
TM1886 : Tivetshall Road, Pulham Market by Geographer
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TM1986 : Station Road, Pulham Market by Geographer
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