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Puttenham, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Puttenham, a village and a parish in Herts, on the Aylesbury Canal, adjacent to Bucks, near the Clinton Hills, 1¼mile SSW of Marston Gate station on the Aylesbury branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 8½ miles NW of Tring. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Tring. Acreage of parish, 796; population, 105. The manor belongs to Lord Rothschild. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £207 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient edifice in the Decorated and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower. It was partially restored in 1889.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHertfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishPuttenham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHitchin 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Puttenham

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Puttenham from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.


Online maps of Puttenham are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtHP23
Post TownTring