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An 1868 Gazetteer description of the following places in Putney



"PUTNEY, a parish and post town in the W. division of Brixton hundred, county Surrey, 4½ miles from Hyde Park Corner, and 6 S.W. of St. Paul's. It has a station on the Richmond and Windsor railway. Steamboats ply to and from London during the summer season. It is a suburban district of the metropolis, situated on the S. bank of the river Thames, opposite Fulham. The parish contains the hamlet of Roehampton. It is mentioned in Domesday Book as Putelei, and was subsequently called Puttenheath, since contracted into its present name." (There is more of this description).

"CLIFDEN, the seat of Viscount Clifden, in the parish of Putney and the hundred of Brixton, in the county of Surrey, 1 mile from Putney, and 7 miles S.W. of St. Paul's. It is situated near the Thames and the South-Western railway."

"ROEHAMPTON, a hamlet in the parish of Putney, W. division of Brixton hundred, county Surrey, 8 miles S.W. of St. Paul's, London. It is situated near the Thames, at the western extremity of Putney Heath. In the vicinity are several villas of the nobility and gentry, including Roehampton Grove, formerly called Putney Park, built by the Earl of Portland in the reign of Charles I. It had a chapel attached, which was taken down in 1777 by Thomas Parker, Esq., who built a new chapel at a short distance. This place suffered great injury from a violent hurricane, which occurred 15th October, 1780."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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