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Putney
Putney
(/ˈpʌtni/) is a district in south-west London, England
England
in the London
London
Borough of Wandsworth. It is centred 5.1 miles (8.2 km) south-west of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London
London
Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.[2]

Contents

1 History

1.1 River crossing 1.2 St Mary's Church 1.3 Open spaces and clean air

2 Putney
Putney
Heath 3 Politics 4 Rowing and the Boat Race 5 Sculpture

5.1 Putney
Putney
Sculpture Trail 5.2 Historic links to sculpture and sculptors

6 Transport 7 Quotes

7.1 Nearest tube stations 7.2 Nearest railway station

8 Notable residents 9 Nearest places 10 References 11 External links

History[edit]

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A map showing the Putney
Putney
ward of Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916

Putney
Putney
is an ancient parish which covered 9.11 square kilometres (3.52 sq mi) and was until 1889 in the Hundred of Brixton
Hundred of Brixton
in the county of Surrey. Its area has been reduced by the loss of Roehampton
Roehampton
to the south-west, an offshoot hamlet that conserved more of its own clustered historic core.[3][4] In 1855 the parish was included in the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works
Metropolitan Board of Works
and was grouped into the Wandsworth District. In 1889 the area was removed from Surrey
Surrey
and became part of the County of London. The Wandsworth
Wandsworth
District became the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth
in 1900. Since 1965 Putney
Putney
has formed part of the London Borough of Wandsworth
London Borough of Wandsworth
in Greater London.[citation needed] The benefice of the parish remains a perpetual curacy whose patron is the Dean and Chapter of Worcester [Cathedral]. The church, founded in the medieval period as a chapel of ease to Wimbledon, was rebuilt in the very early Tudor period
Tudor period
and in 1836 was again rebuilt, and the old tower restored, at an expense of £7000 (which is approximately equivalent to £604,739 in 2016) defrayed by subscription, a rate, and a grant of £400 from the Incorporated Society. It has a small chantry chapel (originally erected by native Nicholas West, Bishop of Ely (d. 1533)) removed from the east end of the south aisle, and rebuilt at the east end of the north side, preserving the old style.[citation needed] In 1684, Thomas Martyn bequeathed lands for the foundation and support of a charity school for 20 boys, sons of watermen; and by a decree of the court of chancery in 1715, the property was vested in trustees. A charitable almshouse for 12 men and women, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was erected by Sir Abraham Dawes, who provided it with an endowment.[5] Putney
Putney
was also birthplace of Thomas Cromwell, made Earl of Essex by Henry VIII
Henry VIII
and of Edward Gibbon, author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, who was born in 1737. John Toland, a noted free-thinker, died and was buried at Putney
Putney
in 1722; and later that century Robert Wood, under-Secretary of State for the Southern Department, who published The Ruins of Palmyra about the Roman ruins he visited there at Baalbek
Baalbek
in Syria, and other archæological works lies here. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, died at a house on Putney
Putney
Heath.[5] In the 1840s Putney
Putney
was still a part-wooded, part-agricultural village focussed closest to the Thames, opposite to Fulham, with which it was connected by a wooden bridge; it was street-lit with gas, partly paved, and well supplied with water.[citation needed] At that time Putney
Putney
took on London's premier role in civil engineering. The College for Civil Engineers relocated to Putney
Putney
in 1840, for the purpose of affording sound instruction in the theory and practice of civil engineering and architecture, and in all those branches of science and learning which are adapted to the advanced state of society, and constitute an education that fits the student for any pursuit or profession.[citation needed] Putney
Putney
had a second place of worship, for Independents and Roehampton was in the process of achieving separate parish status. The proprietors of the bridge distributed £31 per annum to watermen, and watermen's widows and children; and the parish received benefit from Henry Smith's and other charities.[5] Putney
Putney
in 1887 covered 9 square kilometres (3.5 sq mi).[6] River crossing[edit] Main article: Putney
Putney
Bridge Putney
Putney
appears in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
of 1086 as Putelei. It was noted that it did not fall into the category of local jurisdictions known as a manor, but obtained 20 shillings from the ferry or market toll at Putney
Putney
belonging to the manor of Mortlake.[7] The ferry was mentioned in the household accounts of Edward I (reigned 1272–1307): Robert the Ferryman of Putney
Putney
and other sailors received 3/6d for carrying a great part of the royal family across the Thames and also for taking the king and his family to Westminster.[citation needed] One famous crossing at Putney
Putney
was that of Cardinal Wolsey
Cardinal Wolsey
in 1529 upon his 'disgrace' in falling out of favour with Henry VIII
Henry VIII
and on ceasing to be the holder of the Great Seal of England. As he was riding up Putney
Putney
Hill he was overtaken by one of the royal chamberlains who presented him with a ring as a token of the continuance of his majesty's favour. When the Cardinal had heard these words of the king, he quickly lighted from his mule and knelt down in the dirt upon both knees, holding up his hands for joy, and said "When I consider the joyful news that you have brought to me, I could do no less than greatly rejoice. Every word pierces so my heart, that the sudden joy surmounted my memory, having no regard or respect to the place; but I thought it my duty, that in the same place where I received this comfort, to laud and praise God upon my knees, and most humbly to render unto my sovereign lord my most hearty thanks for the same."[8] The first bridge of any kind between the two parishes of Fulham
Fulham
and Putney
Putney
was built during the Civil War: after the Battle of Brentford in 1642, the Parliamentary forces built a bridge of boats between Fulham
Fulham
and Putney. According to an account from the period:

The Lord General hath caused a bridge to be built upon barges and lighters over the Thames between Fulham
Fulham
and Putney, to convey his army and artillery over into Surrey, to follow the king's forces; and he hath ordered that forts shall be erected at each end thereof to guard it; but for the present the seamen, with long boats and shallops full of ordnance and musketeers, lie there upon the river to secure it.[9]

The first permanent bridge between Fulham
Fulham
and Putney
Putney
was completed in 1729, and was the second bridge to be built across the Thames in London
London
(after London
London
Bridge).[10] One story runs that "in 1720 Sir Robert Walpole
Sir Robert Walpole
was returning from seeing George I at Kingston and being in a hurry to get to the House of Commons rode together with his servant to Putney
Putney
to take the ferry across to Fulham. The ferry boat was on the opposite side, however and the waterman, who was drinking in the Swan, ignored the calls of Sir Robert and his servant and they were obliged to take another route. Walpole vowed that a bridge would replace the ferry."[11] The Prince of Wales "was often inconvenienced by the ferry when returning from hunting in Richmond park and asked Walpole to use his influence by supporting the bridge."[11] The bridge was a wooden structure[10] and lasted for 150 years, when in 1886 it was replaced by the stone bridge that stands today.[citation needed] St Mary's Church[edit] The parish church of St Mary The Virgin became the site of the 1647 Putney
Putney
Debates. Towards the end of the English Civil War, with the Roundheads looking victorious, some soldiers in the New Model Army staged a minor mutiny amid fears that a monarchy would be replaced by a new dictatorship. A number, known as the Levellers, complained: "We were not a mere mercenary army hired to serve any arbitrary power of a state, but called forth … to the defence of the people's just right and liberties". A manifesto was proposed entitled An Agreement of the People, and at an open meeting in Putney
Putney
the officers of the Army Council heard the argument from private soldiers for a transparent, democratic state, without corruption. Proposals included sovereignty for English citizens, Parliamentary seats distributed according to population rather than property ownership, religion made a free choice, equality before the law, conscription abolished and parliamentary elections held every year. While the ideas proved greatly influential, including inspiring much of the language of the United States Declaration of Independence, Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
would later have the Leveller leaders executed. The diarist Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
visited St. Mary's Church on several occasions. During one visit on 28 April 1667, he recorded:

"and then back to Putney
Putney
Church, where I saw the girls of the schools, few of which pretty; and there I come into a pew, and met with little James Pierce, which I was much pleased at, the little rogue being very glad to see me: his master, Reader to the Church. Here was a good sermon and much company, but I sleepy, and a little out of order, for my hat falling down through a hole underneath the pulpit, which, however, after sermon, by a stick, and the help of the clerke, I got up again, and then walked out of the church."[12]

Open spaces and clean air[edit]

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For centuries, Putney
Putney
was a place where Londoners came for leisure, to enjoy the open spaces and clean air. Londoners came to Putney
Putney
to play games. According to John Locke, who writes, in 1679: "The sports of England
England
for a curious stranger to see are horse-racing, hawking, hunting, and bowling; at Putney
Putney
he may see several persons of quality bowling two or three times a week." One regular visitor was Queen Elizabeth I who frequently visited Putney
Putney
from 1579 to 1603, often visiting Mr John Lacy. She was said to "honour Lacy with her company more frequently than any of her subjects", often staying for two to three days.[8] Despite being located near Central London, Putney
Putney
is popular for exercising outdoors, especially for runners and cyclists. There are a number of running, cycling and triathlon clubs based in or near Putney. As it follows the Thames Path, there is excellent opportunity to run and cycle away from heavy traffic often associated with London.[citation needed] There are also a number of parks and green spaces nearby which mean that there is space for people to exercise freely. Examples include Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Park near the River Thames
River Thames
and Putney
Putney
Heath. It is also very easily accessible for some of London's biggest open spaces as is close to Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common.[citation needed] Putney
Putney
Heath[edit] Charles II reviewed his forces on Putney
Putney
Heath in 1684; in May 1767, George III
George III
reviewed the Guards, and the Surrey
Surrey
Volunteers at the same spot in 1799.[13] According to Samuel Pepys, Charles II and his brother, the Duke of York, used to run horses here. A stone and brick obelisk was erected on Putney
Putney
Heath in 1770, marking the 110th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, to coincide with the invention of the Hartley fire plates by David Hartley (the Younger), near a spot where his fireproof house was built. The obelisk, with ornately detailed foundation stone, is still standing and can be accessed via the car park adjacent to The Telegraph public house, off Wildcroft Road, SW15. The lower part of this house was repeatedly set on fire in the presence, among others, of George III and Queen Charlotte, the members of Parliament, the Lord Mayor, and the Aldermen.[14] Since 1955 the obelisk has been a Grade II listed building.[15] The adjacent Wildcroft Manor was formerly in the ownership of publishing magnate George Newnes, builder of Putney Library. In 1895 he was created a baronet "of Wildcroft, in the parish of Putney, in the county of London.[16] Many duels were undertaken on Putney
Putney
Heath. In May 1652, George Brydges, 6th Baron Chandos, and Colonel Henry Compton fought with Compton being killed in the encounter. On a Sunday afternoon in May 1798 William Pitt, the then Prime Minister, who lived in Bowling-Green House on the heath, fought a bloodless battle with William Tierney, MP. The house derived its name from the bowling-green formerly attached to it, and for more than sixty years (1690–1750) was the most famous green in the neighbourhood of London. The house had large rooms for public breakfasts and assemblies, was a fashionable place of entertainment, and noted for "deep play." Pitt died in the house in 1806. It was later owned by Henry Lewis Doulton, son of Henry Doulton of pottery fame. It was demolished and an art deco style residence rebuilt on the site in 1933. Putney
Putney
Heath, near the Telegraph pub, was also the venue for the September 1809 duel between Cabinet ministers George Canning
George Canning
and Lord Castlereagh.[17] Scio House was the last villa on Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Road abutting the heath: it eventually became a hospital and was known as Scio House Hospital for Officers, Putney.[18] It has since been redveloped as a gated community of 70 neo-Georgian homes divided between two streets.[19] Putney
Putney
Heath is around 400 acres (160 ha) less the nascent A3 road in size and rises to 45 metres (148 ft) above sea level. Because of its elevation, from 1796 to 1816 Putney
Putney
Heath hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain, which connected the Admiralty in London
London
to its naval ships in Portsmouth. One of 10 signal stations with telescopes making observation of the next station's signal, a message could be sent from the Admiralty to Portsmouth
Portsmouth
within 15 minutes.[20] This was replaced by a semaphore station, which was part of a semaphore line that operated between 1822 and 1847.[21] Putney
Putney
Heath was for many years a noted rendezvous for highwaymen. In 1795, the notorious highwayman Jeremiah Abershaw – also known as Jerry Avershaw – was caught in the Green Man pub (now owned by Wandsworth
Wandsworth
pub company Young's,[22]) on the northside of the heath where Putney
Putney
Hill meets Tibbet's Ride. After execution his body was hung in chains on the heath as a warning to others.[23] An ancient wood fence cattle pound is located opposite the Green Man, adjacent to two huge plane trees, near the bus terminus. This simple wood fence structure, used historically to contain lost livestock, has been listed as a Grade II listed structure since 1983.[24] A number of fine homes lined Putney
Putney
Hill and the north face of the heath, west of the Green Man. All had semi-circular carriageway entrances and exits.[25] These included Grantham House, the residence of Lady Grantham; Ripon House, Ashburton House; Exeter House, occupied by the second Marquis of Exeter. George Cokayne, author of peerage and baronetage publications, died at Exeter House in 1911.[26] Nearby Gifford House was owned by the J. D. Charrington of brewing fame; and Dover House, was the seat originally of Lord Dover, afterwards of Lord Clifden. It was owned at the turn of the 20th century by the famous US financier JP Morgan.[27] With the development of transport routes for the growing financial sector, the area became highly desirable for City gents in the 1890s and they were initially known as "outsiders".[28] In 1900, social researcher Charles Booth had classified the whole area of Putney
Putney
Hill and West Hill, leading into Putney
Putney
Heath, as wealthy or well-to-do. Despite a full array of places of worship, he said it was noted for low church attendance with all denominations "struggling for the souls of pleasure-seeking Putney... the middle class here are as indifferent as the poor elsewhere."[25] The village green at the corner of Wildcroft and Telegraph Roads is used by Roehampton
Roehampton
Cricket Club and is one of the oldest cricket teams in London, established 1842. The club has played there continuously since 1859 when lord of the manor, Earl Spencer, suggested it as a new site.[29] It has two sides in the highly competitive Fullers Surrey County League and a Sunday side that plays on a more social level. In 1900, a decade after the death of his multi-millionaire father Junius Morgan, JP Morgan
JP Morgan
gained a fondness for the sport and was made an honorary member.[30] Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the honorary member who presided at the club dinner in 1910, allowed his two young children[31] – to play cowboys and Indians on the cricket green during the week.[32] The Chelsea Water Company originally owned the reservoir site and allowed construction of the club pavilion on its property.[14] The reservoir site is now owned by Thames Water. Cricket matches continued during the war although some games started late or were drawn due to late starts or air raid sirens. Four German V-1 flying bombs struck the area in World War II.[25] One destroyed the club's pavilion, opposite the Telegraph pub, in July 1944, near where the covered water reservoir is located. Wildcroft Road, turning into Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Road and thus the future A3, was a main thoroughfare into SW London
London
and became a stop-off point for American serviceman who alighted from their jeeps to "taste this crazy cricket game"[33] On the south side of the reservoir, in the triangle of land between Wildcroft Road, Tibbet's Ride and the Green Man, is a large clearing of land. A funfair is set up on the grounds each October, lasting for one week. Ground rent is paid by the touring company to the Wimbledon and Putney
Putney
Commons Conservators, as part of the income of the charity.[34] Local character A local directory of Putney
Putney
in 1932 listed a high proportion of residents as being professional, including doctors and lawyers. The area also was home to significant numbers of retired naval officers.[35] The 2011 census showed this professional character still present. Looking at a combination of the electoral wards of East Putney, West Putney
Putney
and Thamesfield (which comprises North Putney), 46% of residents were classified as higher or lower "managerial, administrative & professional" socio-economic status; 6% were retired. Ethnicity in these wards is 81% white, 8% Asian, 5% black, and 4% of mixed or multiple ethnicities. Sixty-five percent of the population was born in the UK. The most identified religion was Christianity at 56%, with 27% declaring no religion, 8% not stating any religion, 5% Muslim and other religions making up the remainder.[36] The 2011 Census revealed Thamesfield as having the highest number of Australians and New Zealanders in London, followed by the East Putney
Putney
ward in second place.[37] Excluding the Putney
Putney
Exchange in a survey by the New Economics Foundation of 27 London
London
high streets in 2005, Putney's ranked fifth most "cloned...[meaning] offering identikit shopping with little local character".[38] Politics[edit] Main article: London
London
Borough of Wandsworth The Member of Parliament for the Putney
Putney
constituency is Justine Greening whom has served as the MP for Putney
Putney
since her election in 2005 and her re-elections at the 2010, 2015 and 2017 General Elections. Rowing and the Boat Race[edit]

Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
at night

Since the second half of the 19th century, Putney
Putney
has been one of the most significant centres for rowing in the United Kingdom. There were two historic reasons for this. First, increasing numbers of steam-powered boats (not to mention the growing levels of sewage being discharged into the river) made leisure rowing on the Thames in central London
London
unpleasant if not impossible. There was much less commercial traffic on the river at Putney
Putney
(partly because the many buttresses of the original Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
restricted the transit of large river boats) ensuring more suitable water for rowing. The river was also cleaner at Putney. Secondly, the construction of the London
London
and South Western Railway from Waterloo to Putney
Putney
and the District Railway
District Railway
to Putney
Putney
Bridge allowed easy commuting.

Putney
Putney
Bridge

More than twenty rowing clubs are based on the River Thames
River Thames
at Putney Embankment in a landscape which now forms part of a Conservation Area identified by the borough council as "unique in London";[39] among the largest are London
London
Rowing Club, Thames Rowing Club, Imperial College Boat Club and Vesta Rowing Club. Leander Club
Leander Club
owned a boathouse in Putney
Putney
from 1867 to 1961. The Putney
Putney
clubs have produced a plethora of Olympic medallists and Henley winners. Putney
Putney
Town Rowing Club, although retaining Putney's name, has now moved to Kew. The University Boat Race, first contested in 1829 in Henley-on-Thames, has had Putney
Putney
as its starting point since 1845. Since 1856, it has been an annual event, beginning at the University Stone, just upstream from Putney
Putney
Bridge. Several other important rowing races over the Championship Course also either start or finish at the stone, notably the Head of the River Race. Sculpture[edit] Putney
Putney
Sculpture Trail[edit] Alan Thornhill
Alan Thornhill
lived and worked in Putney
Putney
for many years and his studio still remains. The sculpture Load[40] was presented to Putney[41] on Fools Day and occupies a permanent position near the south-west end of Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
on Lower Richmond Road. A film, launched at Appledore[42] and Chichester Film Festivals in 2008 documents these celebrations. The acquisition of eight further large works formed a permanent new riverside Putney Sculpture Trail in the London
London
Borough of Wandsworth, officially unveiled in September 2008. Historic links to sculpture and sculptors[edit] Sir Jacob Epstein
Jacob Epstein
was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery
Putney Vale Cemetery
on 24 August 1959.[43] Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
had a studio in Putney
Putney
in the last year of his life after moving from 454a Fulham
Fulham
Road. Sydney Schiff went to visit Gaudier there in 1914 to purchase the "Dancer", which was later presented to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Gaudier-Brzeska was killed in France in June 1915.[44] Transport[edit]

Putney
Putney
railway station's four platforms as viewed from the east

Putney
Putney
is served by mainline South Western Railway trains to London Waterloo from Putney
Putney
station and by London
London
Underground from East Putney. The far west of Putney
Putney
is also served by Barnes station, a few hundred yards across the boundary in Barnes, while Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
tube station is across the river in Fulham. Services to Waterloo run every five to 10 minutes, making it a popular location for professionals commuting into central London. Train journey times are between 14 and 19 minutes depending on the number of stops and time of day. Eight-car trains have proven insufficient (especially in the morning rush hour between 07:45 and 09:00, when they are occasionally full before all passengers can board), which is being gradually rectified. The last train from Waterloo to Putney
Putney
is at 00:18. Putney
Putney
is served by bus routes 14, 22, 37, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 270, 337, 170 424, 430 and 485 and night buses 14, N22, 37, N74, 85, 93 and 220. The 14 transports revellers from the West End every 5–10 minutes, with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes. Putney Pier
Putney Pier
is served by River Bus 6 to/from Blackfriars Millennium Pier, weekday peak periods only.[45] Quotes[edit]

And thus we take leave of Putney, one of the pleasantest of the London suburbs, as well as the most accessible. The immense increase in the number of houses in late years testifies to its popularity; but there is still an almost unlimited extent of open ground which cannot be covered; and with wood and water, common and hill, there will always be an element of freshness and openness in Putney
Putney
seldom to be obtained so near London. — J. C. Geikie, The Fascinations of London, 1903[46]

Nearest tube stations[edit]

East Putney
Putney
tube station Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
tube station

Nearest railway station[edit]

Putney
Putney
railway station Barnes railway station

Notable residents[edit]

Edvard Benes blue plaque, 26 Gwendolen Avenue, Putney

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Listed in alphabetical order of last name:

Stefan Abingdon, musician, of the band The Midnight Beast J. R. Ackerley, author and literary editor of The Listener lived at Star and Garter Mansions from 1941 until his death in 1967 Tony Adams, former Arsenal and England
England
football captain, lived here post-rehab Gerry Anderson
Gerry Anderson
and Jim Henson, television puppeteers, at different times leased the same workshop (since demolished) in Rotherwood Road, Putney Clement Attlee, who served as Labour Party leader from 1935 to 1955 (from 1945 to 1951 as prime minister) was born at Putney
Putney
in 1883[47] Edvard Beneš, second President of Czechoslovakia, lived in Gwendolen Avenue during his exile in London
London
from October 1938 to the end of World War II Marc Bolan, singer and leader of the band T.Rex lived at 6a Schubert Road, Putney
Putney
and died in a car crash in Barnes on the border of Putney Peter Bonetti, Chelsea and Dundee United footballer, was born in Putney Sir Richard Branson, British entrepreneur Peter Brett, American writer Pierce Brosnan, James Bond actor, attended school in Putney[48] Anna Calvi, singer and songwriter Rosa Nouchette Carey, writer of children's novels, died at her home in Keswick Road, Putney
Putney
in 1909[49] Christopher Chope, Conservative MP, was born in Putney Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and leader of the Liberal Democrats Napier Collyns, networker, scenarist, traveller, historian of science, has lived in Putney
Putney
since 1958 Sir Tom Courtenay, actor Thomas Cromwell, chief minister for Henry VIII
Henry VIII
and architect of the English Reformation, was born in Putney
Putney
around 1485 Taio Cruz, British RnB singer John Deacon, former bass guitarist of the band Queen, lives in west Putney. Jason Flemyng, actor, born in Putney E. M. Forster, author, lived at 22 Werter Road, Putney Henry Fuseli, Swiss-born British artist, professor of painting and keeper of the Royal Academy[8] Constance Garnett, translator of War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, and other Russian literary works Edward Gibbon, historian, born in Putney, had local telephone exchange named in recognition (exchange now defunct) Maria, Countess of Guilford, resident of Putney
Putney
Hill, 1825[8] Simon Lane, YouTuber and member of the Yogscast Kenelm Lee Guinness, racing driver, started the KLG spark plug factory in Putney
Putney
and lived in Kingston Hill Peter Hain, Labour Party MP, lived in Putney
Putney
in the late 1960s. Ashley Horne, of the band The Midnight Beast Konnie Huq, television presenter of the children's television programme Blue Peter Penny Irving, actress (The Benny Hill Show, Carry On, Are You Being Served?) Leon Jackson, singer, winner of The X Factor 2007, settled in Putney General Sir Mike Jackson, Chief of the General Staff, 2003–06, lived, and attended primary school, in Putney.[50] Grace Jones, singer and actress Robin Knox-Johnston, yachtsman, born in Putney Gunji Koizumi, introduced judo to the United Kingdom Lazee, Swedish rapper, lived in Putney
Putney
as a teenager Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran, has a home in Upper Richmond Road[51] with his wife, Yasmin Laurie Lee, author, lived and worked as a builder's labourer in Putney during the 1930s Commander Charles Lightoller, the most senior officer to survive the Titanic disaster, lived at 60A Upper Richmond Road[35] David Luiz, Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea F.C.
and Brazilian international footballer James Macpherson, translator and author of the Ossian
Ossian
Poems David McKee, creator of Mr Benn, lived at 54 Festing Road ("at 52 Festive Road"), subsequently re-broadcast. Outside engraved paving slab.[52] Bobby Moore, England
England
football World Cup winner, lived in Putney
Putney
in his later years JP Morgan, US financier, occupied Dover House, Putney[53] George Newnes, publishing magnate, lived at Putney Cpt. Lawrence Oates
Lawrence Oates
Antarctic scientific explorer (famous last words ("I am just going outside and may be some time.")), born and raised in Putney Dick Pepper (1889–1962), banjo-player and writer, was born in Putney William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister, lived and died in Bowling-Green House at Putney
Putney
Heath[13] Sir Richard Pollard, (1505-1542), MP for Taunton (1536) and Devon (1539, 1542), resided chiefly at Putney Justin Rose, golfer, has a flat in Putney[54] Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of malaria transmission by mosquitoes, lived and died at Bath House, Putney
Putney
Hill[55] Fred Russell, known as the "Father of Modern Ventriloquism", remembered by blue plaque, lived in Lower Richmond Road near Putney Bridge Dr Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979) Shas Sheehan, Councillor for Kew
Kew
(2006-2010) Sir Oswald Stoll, Australian-born British theatre and film magnate, 33 Putney
Putney
Hill[35] Algernon Charles Swinburne, poet and Nobel prize nominee, lived and died at The Pines at the foot of Putney
Putney
Hill[56] Daley Thompson, former decathlete Alan Thornhill, sculptor whose nine large works form the permanent Putney Sculpture Trail along the Thames Harry Tincknell, racing driver Fernando Torres, former Spanish International footballer, played for Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea F.C.
and now at Atlético Madrid Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe, pioneer aviator and founder of aircraft manufacturer AVRO Theodore Watts-Dunton, who looked after Swinburne Nigel Williams, author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein, lived in Putney at Layton House in 1839, and White House in 1843 Leonard Woolf, husband of Virginia Woolf, grew up in Putney Jack Whitehall, Comedian

Nearest places[edit]

Destinations from Putney

Hammersmith Fulham Fulham

Barnes, East Sheen

Putney

Wandsworth

Roehampton, Putney
Putney
Vale Wimbledon Common, Southfields Earlsfield

References[edit]

^ All of the wards in the Putney
Putney
constituency (population 93,396) are part of the town of Putney
Putney
apart from Southfields
Southfields
(population 16,256) ^ Mayor of London
London
(February 2008). " London
London
Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)" (PDF). Greater London
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