The Village of Putley in Herefordshire


Putley is a village and civil parish 8 miles (13 km) east of Hereford,[1] in the county of Herefordshire, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 245.[2] The parish touches Aylton, Woolhope, Pixley, Much Marcle and Tarrington.[3]


There are 49 listed buildings in Putley.[4] Putley has a parish hall[5] and a church.[6] Putley also possibly had a castle called Putley Castle.[7]


The name "Putley" means 'Putta's wood/clearing' or 'hawk wood/clearing'.[8] Putley was recorded in the Domesday Book as Poteslepe.[9] Pulley is also recorded as a name for "Putley".[10] On the 25th of March 1885 two cottages at Mainswood Houses, a part of Ashperton parish, Bull's Grove and Hazle Farms Houses, a part of Munsley parish and Hatsford, &c Houses, a part of Woolhope parish was transferred to the parish, a part near Beans Bulls was transferred to Woolhope parish.[11]


  1. "Distance from Putley [52.033644, -2.523336]". GENUKI. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Putley Parish (E04000859)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. "Putley". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. "Listed Buildings in Putley, Herefordshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. "Putley Parish Hall". Putley. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. Historic England, "Putley Parish Church (1570608)", PastScape, retrieved 28 June 2019
  7. Historic England, "Putley Castle (112002)", PastScape, retrieved 28 June 2019
  8. "Putley Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  9. "Herefordshire M-Z and Welsh entries". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  10. "History of Putley in Herefordshire Place names". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  11. "Relationships and Changes Putley AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

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Putley Church

Putley Church

Map of Putley Parish

Map of Putley Parish