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The Putney Debates Exhibition at the

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Putney,  London, England



Opened October 28th, 2007

on the 360th year anniversary


St Mary's Church, Putney (by Putney Bridge)

the site where the Putney Debates were held in 1647.


Normal Opening Hours: 

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm


Please call 020 8788 4414 before visiting as weekly events in the church can cause the exhibition to temporarily close.


        Extracts from William Clarkeís transcripts of the Debates and how the manuscript came to be found in Worcester College Oxford by former keeper Lesley le Claire

        Protagonists in the Debates, including firebrand preacher Hugh Peters who preached locally

        Putney in the 17th century plus many images of the area by Wandsworth Historical Society (WHS) including 1636 map by Nicholas Lane

        The Church in the 17th century Oxford historian William Whyte

        The Debates, Democracy and Civil Rights: Geoffrey Robertson QC

        An audio narrative extracts from the Debates and audio description

        A video introduced by Tristram Hunt with interviews with leading politicians and historians


Cafe@St Mary's 

open 7 days a week

Fine homemade food, wines and 

best coffee in town



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