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James Pulham (3)

Who was James Pulham?

The third James Pulham was the grandson of James Pulham senior, who founded what became one of the most successful firms of landscape gardeners in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. There were four generations of Pulhams, each called James. The firm was known in particular for its invention and creative use of artificial stone known as 'Pulhamite'.

The third James Pulham joined his father in the Broxbourne-based business in 1865, when the firm became known as Pulham and Son. Together they continued to manufacture garden ornaments and to create rock gardens, ferneries, grottoes and follies at country estates in many parts of the country.

Around 1883 they abandoned building and restoration work altogether in favour of landscape gardening.


The Pulham Legacy - , accessed 14 May 2008

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