Puttenham

Puttenham Viewed from Air

Puttenham Viewed from Air

Village

Puttenham , with a population of 570, is another most attractive village about two miles down a country lane from Seale. It has a long street of great charm with the local pub in the middle and the church at the upper end. Puttenham has a Church of England Voluntary Aided Infant School (of which the Rector is a governor), an excellent village hall that is also the venue for many social events, and a second pub with a restaurant. There are two nursing homes, a recreation ground and cricket field. The cricketers are currently top of their league!

Church

St John the Baptist Church , Puttenham, stands majestically at the top of the main street. The church also has its origins in the 12th century, and it has a lovely Lady Chapel. The seating capacity in the main body of the church is about 140, slightly smaller than that of St Laurence, [[Seale]]. The Church has its own choir who sing elsewhere from time to time and a team of bell ringers for its peal of six bells. Attendance on a normal Sunday averages 55 over two services, but is very much higher at festivals.

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