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
Pulham Market shown 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, 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. ^ www.eswd.eu/cgi-bin/eswd.cgi
  4. ^ Pulham Market Amenities

External links[edit]

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