Puttenham Viewed from Air

Puttenham Viewed from Air


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!


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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