Putney  Surrey


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Putney like this:

Putney, town and par., Surrey, on right bank of river Thames, opposite Fulham, and within the parliamentary limits of Wandsworth, 5f miles SW. of Waterloo sta., London, by rail, and 7 miles from London Bridge by water, 2235 ac., pop. 13,235. Putney is the headquarters of the rowing world. A little above the bridge is the starting-point for the University boat-race, of which the course ends at Mortlake.

Putney through time

Putney is now part of Wandsworth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wandsworth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Putney itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Putney, in Wandsworth and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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