Pulham

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Pulham
Pulham, the Old Rectory - geograph.org.uk - 521902.jpg
The Old Rectory, Pulham
Pulham is located in Dorset
Pulham
Pulham
Location within Dorset
Population269 (2011)
OS grid referenceST706086
Civil parish
  • Pulham
District
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDorchester
Postcode districtDT2
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
50°52′35″N 2°25′04″W / 50.8765°N 2.4179°W / 50.8765; -2.4179Coordinates: 50°52′35″N 2°25′04″W / 50.8765°N 2.4179°W / 50.8765; -2.4179

Pulham is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in south-west England. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale, 7 miles (11 km) south-east of the town of Sherborne, and lies within the North Dorset administrative district. In the 2011 census the civil parish had 105 dwellings,[1] 103 households and a population of 269.[2]

Pulham was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, and was once owned by Cirencester Abbey, a connection remembered in the name of Cannings Court Farm (the 'Court of the Canons').[3] Priests from nearby Milton Abbey also used to visit the village church; they resided above the porch in a priests' room, accessed via a staircase within the wall.[3]

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  1. ^ "Area: Pulham (Parish). Dwellings, Household Spaces and Accommodation Type, 2011 (KS401EW)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Area: Pulham (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b North Dorset Official District Guide, North Dorset District Council, Home Publishing Co. Ltd, circa 1983, page 45

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