Putney is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth, situated 5 miles south-west of Charing Cross.Putney
High Street is one of the streets of London in the SW15 postal area.
was an ancient parish in the Brixton hundred of the county of Surrey.
For centuries, Putney
was a place where London
ers came for leisure, to enjoy the open spaces and clean air. London
ers came to Putney
to play games. According to John Locke, who writes, in 1679: "The sports of England for a curious stranger to see are horse-racing, hawking, hunting, and bowling; at 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
from 1579–1603, 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.
ferry was mentioned in the household accounts of Edward I (1272–1307): Robert the Ferryman of 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.
The first permanent bridge between Fulham and Putney
was completed in 1729, and was the second bridge to be built across the Thames in London
The bridge was a wooden structure and lasted for 150 years, when in 1886 it was replaced by the stone bridge that stands today.
station opened when the Nine Elms to Richmond line came into service on 27 July 1846
In 1855, Putney
parish was included in the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works and was grouped into the Wandsworth District. In 1889 the area was removed from Surrey and became part of the County of London
. The Wandsworth District became the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth in 1900. Since 1965 Putney
has formed part of the London
Borough of Wandsworth.