Pulham Market

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Pulham Market
St Mary Magdalene Church, Pulham Market, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 804953.jpg
St Mary Magdalene Church, Pulham Market
Pulham Market is located in Norfolk
Pulham Market
Pulham Market
Location within Norfolk
Area12.08 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Population977 (2011)
• Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM196862
Civil parish
  • Pulham Market
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDISS
Postcode districtIP21
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°26′N 1°14′E / 52.43°N 1.23°E / 52.43; 1.23Coordinates: 52°26′N 1°14′E / 52.43°N 1.23°E / 52.43; 1.23

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,[1] the population falling to 977 at the 2011 Census.[2]

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.

Together with the nearby village and parish of Pulham St Mary, they form The Pulhams; the name Pulham is thought to mean the farmhouse or enclosure by the pools or streams. The earliest recorded spelling is Polleham.

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.[3] Another tornado later struck nearby Pulham St Mary.

As of 2018, 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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pulham Market parish information". South Norfolk Council. 20 March 2008. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.eswd.eu/cgi-bin/eswd.cgi
  4. ^ Pulham Market Amenities

External links[edit]

Media related to Pulham Market at Wikimedia Commons