Category Archives: Place

Just how old is Puttenham church?

In March 2015, the Medieval Studies Forum of the Surrey Archaeological Society held a study day of two halves: one part dedicated to moated sites, the other to church sites. I prepared a paper discussing the siting of Puttenham church … Continue reading

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Acleah, that is, Junction 7 of the M25? Part 2: Ockley Wood and environs

This post concerns the second half of my walk over the North Downs of East Surrey – first half here if you need to catch up – which now seems a long time ago but in fact was not (my perception may have something to … Continue reading

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Post no bills? Reflections on visits to place-names in the Surrey Weald

It’s over. My dissertation is handed in, my part in my Master’s degree is done. Finally, time to relax and enjoy the summer. I’m not much of a Doctor Who fan but nonetheless I enjoyed the coincidence of the episode aired that weekend being set … Continue reading

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Forgive us for our trespassing: seeing the Dorset “seven ditches”

I first wrote about the lost earthwork-cum-execution site atop the Hog’s Back in Surrey known as “seven ditches” around four years ago, and it was the first piece of work I added to this blog when I set it up … Continue reading

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Marching forward into April

Looking back at recent posts, it seems to have become standard procedure for me to kick things off with a whinge or at least on a negative tone. Not today. The past few weeks have been some of the most rewarding and exciting … Continue reading

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Seasons greetings from Puttenham (and an unseasonal gift from Joshua Tree)

Here I sit on Christmas Eve, presents wrapped (just the rosettes and ribbons to add for a little extra pizzazz), wondering how there’s only seven days left of this year. Latterly, time has not expanded in a fashion that has … Continue reading

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New work – Puttenham, Puttenham, Puttenham

Despite living in London (not to mention a clutch of northern cities before it), I still consider the little Surrey village of Puttenham to be my home. A couple of days ago, after spilling half a can of a market-leading … Continue reading

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