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Putney

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This is an article about the place in London. For other uses of the name, see Putney (disambiguation).
Putney
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Administration
Borough:Wandsworth
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Surrey
Post Office and Telephone
Post townLONDON
Postcode:SW15
Dialling Code:020

Putney is an place in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south west London.

Putney is situated on the southern bank of the Thames opposite Fulham. At St Mary's Church, Putney in 1647, representatives of the New Model Army debated the constitutional future of England.

The University Boat Race, first raced for in 1829 in Henley-on-Thames, has had Putney as its starting point since 1845. Since 1856 it has been an annual event, beginning at the University Stone, just upstream from Putney Bridge. Several rowing clubs are based on the Thames there, including London Rowing Club, Thames Rowing Club, Imperial College Boat Club and Vesta Rowing Club.

The Member of Parliament for Putney is Justine Greening.

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