Puttenham Priory and the surrounding fields and woodlands
Puttenham shown within Surrey
|Area||7.88 km2 (3.04 sq mi)|
|Population||601 (Civil Parish)|
|- Density||76 /km2 (200 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Puttenham is a village in Surrey, England just south of the Hog's Back which is the narrowest stretch of the North Downs. Puttenham is south of the A31 which runs between Guildford and Farnham that takes its escarpment. Villages nearby include Wanborough, Shackleford and Compton.
The houses of Puttenham mainly line the road 'The Street' that runs through it from west to east, making it a largely linear settlement.
Puttenham was referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was called Reddesolham or Rodsall. Its domesday assets were owned by the Bishop of Bayeux. Its domesday assets were: 1 plough, 2 acres (8,100 m2) of meadow, woodland worth 4 hogs. It rendered £2 per year to its feudal overlords.
Puttenham Priory is a large house at the eastern end of the village. The original house dates from 1266 when it was a priory. It was extended 1730 and again in 1762 by Thomas Parker[disambiguation needed], who added the Palladian front. It is Grade II* listed architecturally, the mid-category. The house was owned from 1970 by David Campbell Cramer who died on or shortly before 1996, whose body is buried in the country churchyard that is visible from one of the windows. The grand house retains its features and has been converted into apartments.
St John the Baptist church
St John the Baptist church 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.
The village has a 'pub' The Good Intent which is accessible to walkers as the village centre lies on the North Downs Way. The Good Intent was first mentioned in the 1861 census, but the building has earlier origins.
Puttenham Golf Club
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 6,220 yards (5,690 m) 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 flers.
The club has difficult holes to reach par, with some panoramas on certain tees. A "half way house" bar/café serves non-members and members alike.
Puttenham in literature
The village features in a still unrecognisable form in Brave New World, a dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley: "Puttenham was a modest little village nine stories high, with silos, a poultry farm, and a small vitamin-D factory."
Demography and housing
|Output area||Detached||Semi-detached||Terraced||Flats and apartments||Caravans/temporary/mobile homes||shared between households|
The average level of accommodation in the region composed of detached houses was 28%, the average that was apartments was 22.6%.
|Output area||Population||Households||% Owned outright||% Owned with a loan||hectares|
The proportion of households in the civil parish who owned their home outright compares to the regional average of 35.1%. The proportion who owned their home with a loan compares to the regional average of 32.5%. The remaining % is made up of rented dwellings (plus a negligible % of households living rent-free).
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- Domesday Map Retrieved 2013-11-30
- Puttenham Priory
- English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1294505)". National Heritage List for England.
- St John the Baptist Church
- St John the Baptist Church retrieved 11/1/07
- Puttenham in Surrey - Puttenham village landmarks - places of interest The Good Intent Retrieved 2013-11-30
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) Chapter Eighteen
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Puttenham, Surrey.|
- Clive Aslet Village voice: Not even the A3 can tarnish the magic of Puttenham
- Good move guide
- Puttenham One Place Study
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