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12 Facts About Putney
Putney had a second place of worship for Independents, and Roehampton achieved separate parish status in 1845.
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Putney appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Putelei, although this was "probably a mistake of the Norman scribes".
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One famous crossing at Putney was that of Cardinal Wolsey in 1529 upon his 'disgrace' in falling out of favour with Henry VIII and on ceasing to be the holder of the Great Seal of England.
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Lord-Generall hath caused a bridge to be built upon barges and lighters over the Thames, between Fulham and Putney, to convey his army and artillery over into Surry, 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.
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Centuries, Putney was a place where Londoners came for leisure, to enjoy the open spaces and clean air.
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Putney's was said to "honour Lacy with her company more frequently than any of her subjects", often staying for two to three days.
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Putney Heath is around 400 acres less the nascent A3 road in size and rises to 45 metres above sea level.
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Putney Heath was for many years a noted rendezvous for highwaymen.
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The Putney clubs have produced a plethora of Olympic medallists and Henley winners.
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The far west of Putney is served by Barnes station, a few hundred yards across the boundary, while Putney Bridge tube station is across the river in Fulham.
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