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Puttenham ~ Guildford Borough west central   4 miles west of Guildford off the A31

Location for a home ~ Comment:  Highly Recommended

Watch out warnings:  There is little to find fault  with here, the village street is narrow with no pavement in places

The Street, Puttenham towards 
St John the Baptist Church 
on the hill behind

Present Day Aspect and Character 

uttenham has one long village street in a pretty situation just south of the Hogs Back bordering lovely countryside across Puttenham Common which is full of public paths.  The village is a mixture of brick, stone, timber and tile-hung buildings strung along the Pilgrim’s Way with many cottages, on slopes, approached by steps. It lies on the precise dividing line between the chalk and sandstone terrain.  

St John The Baptist Church

The church of St John the Baptist is at the eastern entrance to the village where its C15 tower stands like a gatehouse. It is a church with medieval origins merged into a 1861 restoration by Woodyear.  Close by is a farm yard conversion which is now a number of residences, showing Puttenham's ability to change with the times and keep the treasures of the past.

Looking down School Lane from The Street

Above the villages of Puttenham and neighbouring Seale runs the narrow chalk spine of the North Downs between Farnham and Guildford.  The Hogs Back is the well known and well trodden route that has carried an important road for centuries.  To the east is the main A3 so it is all the more a wonder  that Puttenham and Seale still remain essentially such rural communities.   To the south the countryside opens like an endless parkland and the Cutt Mill Ponds each have their own beauty and identity.

Puttenham Pigs!

Once so important to the area, the extensive hop fields have now much reduced, but  the sight of tractors in the surrounding fields is still common. Along Puttenham Lane, the wonderful open country road to Shackleford,  there is now the more familiar sight of farmed pigs.  

Along Suffield Lane, which also runs south from Puttenham towards Elstead, is The National Trust owned Puttenham Common.  This area is beloved of walkers and riders, below which are the six stretches of water collectively known as Cutt Mill Ponds.  The Tarn is the largest and most popular with anglers, separated from the others by the road from Puttenham to Elstead.   

School: Puttenham Church of England   Tel: 01483 810317

Important Houses                      
Greyfriars House

½ m north east of  Puttenham
One of Voysey’s best houses built in 1896 in a superb position facing S just under the brow of the Hog’s Back.

Other buildings of note in the area are Puttenham Priory, a handsome Palladian villa built in 1762 by Thomas Parker.  At one time losing its condition whilst being used as an old people's home, it is privately owned and beautifully restored.  Greys Home Farm, to the north of The Street and Winters are both C18 properties of note.

Public Houses
The Good Intent, The Street, Puttenham licensed as a public house since the mid 1800s and built during the 1600s.  Puttenham Golf Course is close by.   Low beams and inglenook fireplace all serve to make this a popular spot. Tel: 01483 810387

The Jolly Farmer, Puttenham Heath a comfortable pub/restaurant directly opposite Puttenham Golf Club and placed between the main A31 from Guildford to Farnham and the A3 from London to Portsmouth.  Tel: 01483 810374

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