“And thus we take leave of Putney, one of the pleasantest of the London suburbs, as well as the most accessible. 

The immense increase in the number of houses in late years testifies to its popularity; but there is still an almost unlimited extent of open ground which cannot be covered; and with wood and water, common and hill, there will always be an element of freshness and openness in Putney seldom to be obtained so near London.”

—J. C. Geikie, The Fascinations of London, 1903

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