is a dispersed and largely modern village located in the rich dairying
country of the Blackmore Vale, with the church and its Georgian rectory
stand apart from the village proper. The church of St. Thomas Becket
dates largely from the 15th century with good 16th century gargoyles
reset in the parapet. Inside it is mostly Tudor with fine corbels at the
western end exhibiting a slight Renaissance influence. The superb 15th
century niche in the chancel is not however in its original position.
Parts of the north and south aisles were rebuilt in the 19th century.
The font is Norman and the porch Tudor.
area has a long history as was dramatically brought home to local farmer
Simon Drake, who was planting his 187 acre farm in Pulham with a species
of barley called "Golden Promise" when he got the surprise of
his life. Shinning in the sunlight was a gold coin, still partially
hidden by a lump of earth. Previously, he had spent years looking for a
legendary treasure, hidden long ago on his parent's land, but never ever
found a trace of it. He immediately began searching the area with his
metal detector finding over 100 gold coins which had been buried in a
now broken 15th century piece of pottery. These coins were half-nobles,
and nobles dating from the reign of Henry V, Henry VI and Edward III.
English monarchs during the 14th and 15th centuries. Since most of the
coins were in perfect condition, experts believe that some of these may
be rare examples of great value. Only a few of the coins showed light
damage, caused by farm implements that broke the pottery container and
scattered them about.