Putney History Books
FamLoc displays details of Putney history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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“Written by a knowledgeable architectural historian, this graceful history describes the key influences on Putney, namely London and the Thames. One brought trade, especially for market gardens, and the building of country villas and mansions for rich people. The latter provided employment for the watermen – the ferry landing was at the bottom of the High Street. Roehampton often described as a ‘hamlet’, led a quieter, almost remote life of secluded villas until modern times when local authority housing was built on their generous acres.”
– Putney and Roehampton Past
“This attractive London suburb is known from many references in popular culture, frequent appearances on film and television and, of course, as the starting point of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. Recorded as Putelei in the Domesday Book, it has many historic associations, not least as the birthplace of Thomas Cromwell and post-war Prime Minister Clement Attlee. Putney’s very first bridge, a toll bridge opened in 1729, was once the only Thames bridge between London and Kingston and led to the development of nearby Roehampton as a desirable residential area.”
– Putney & Roehampton Through Time
We also include the excellent Godfrey maps of Putney, which show the streets, houses, public houses, etc., and have the bonus of having a Business Directory of the area on the reverse.
We at FamLoc are very much interested in republishing out-of-print and new Putney history books and making them available to a new generation. Your suggestions are welcome.