- Puttenham, Surrey
infobox UK place
country = England
population = <2,508 [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=5942993&c=GU3+1AR&d=14&e=16&g=490441&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1 Census data] ]
region= South East England
post_town= Guildford|postcode_district = GU3
postcode_area= GU |dial_code= 01483
Puttenham is a village in
Surrey, Englandjust south of the Hog's Backwhich is the chalk ridge of the North Downs. Puttenham is adjacent to the A31 which runs between Guildfordand Farnham. Villages nearby include Wanborough, Shacklefordand Compton.
Puttenham lies on the dividing line between the
chalkdowns to the north and greensandto the south. To the west of the village is Puttenham Common.
Puttenham was referred to in the
Domesday Bookof 1086 and was called "Reddesolham". Its domesday assets were owned by the Bishop of Bayeux. Its domesday assets were: 1 plough, convert|2|acre|m2 of meadow, woodlandworth 4 hogs. It rendered £2.
The houses of Puttenham mainly line the road 'The Street' that runs through it from west to east.
St John the Baptistchurch is towards the eastern end of the village. This church was built in several stages. The oldest part is late saxon; in 1160, norman pillars were built. In the 13th century, the Lady Chapel was added and in the 15th century the tower was added. In the 18th century it was destroyed by fire but was restored in the 20th century. [ [http://www.ukattraction.com/south-east-england/st-john-the-baptist-church.htm St John the Baptist Church] retrieved 11/1/07]
Puttenham Priory is a large house at the eastern end of the village. It is a palladian villa built in 1762 by
Thomas Parker, now owned by Queen drummer Roger Taylor. The village has a public house 'The Good Intent' which is popular with walkers as the village lies on the North Downs Way. This building dates back to the 1600s but has only been a public house since the 1800s. [ [http://www.thegoodmoveguide.com/Locations/Surrey/Boroughs/Guildford/Guides/villages/puttenham.htm Good move guide] retrieved 11/1/07]
Puttenham Golf Club is a private members club and is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Surrey, founded in 1894 by a group of Army Officers, Charterhouse School Masters and local businessmen. The course occupies land on Puttenham Heath and measures convert|6220|yd with a par of 71 from the white tees. The course is a mixture of heath and woodland, the tree-lined fairways provide a particularly splendid backcloth of colour for the attractive sections of heather and many types of wild flowers.
* [http://www.francisfrith.com/archive/england/surrey/puttenham/puttenham.htm Old photos]
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