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Putley is located in Herefordshire
Location within Herefordshire
Area4.4868 km2 (1.7324 sq mi)
Population245 (2011 census)
• Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSO642374
Civil parish
  • Putley
Unitary authority
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
52°02′01″N 2°31′24″W / 52.033644°N 2.523336°W / 52.033644; -2.523336Coordinates: 52°02′01″N 2°31′24″W / 52.033644°N 2.523336°W / 52.033644; -2.523336

Putley is a village and civil parish 8 miles (13 km) east of Hereford,[1] in the county of Herefordshire, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 245.[2] The parish touches Aylton, Woolhope, Pixley, Much Marcle and Tarrington.[3]


There are 49 listed buildings in Putley.[4] Putley has a parish hall[5] and a church.[6] Putley also possibly had a castle called Putley Castle.[7]


The name "Putley" means 'Putta's wood/clearing' or 'hawk wood/clearing'.[8] Putley was recorded in the Domesday Book as Poteslepe.[9] Pulley is also recorded as a name for "Putley".[10] On the 25th of March 1885 two cottages at Mainswood Houses, a part of Ashperton parish, Bull's Grove and Hazle Farms Houses, a part of Munsley parish and Hatsford, &c Houses, a part of Woolhope parish was transferred to the parish, a part near Beans Bulls was transferred to Woolhope parish.[11]


  1. ^ "Distance from Putley [52.033644, -2.523336]". GENUKI. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Putley Parish (E04000859)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Putley". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Listed Buildings in Putley, Herefordshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Putley Parish Hall". Putley. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ Historic England, "Putley Parish Church (1570608)", PastScape, retrieved 28 June 2019
  7. ^ Historic England, "Putley Castle (112002)", PastScape, retrieved 28 June 2019
  8. ^ "Putley Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Herefordshire M-Z and Welsh entries". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  10. ^ "History of Putley in Herefordshire Place names". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Relationships and Changes Putley AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

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