The history of Manor Fields is closely linked to that of Putney Heath, a preserved tract of common land north of Wimbledon Common, and to what began more than a thousand years ago as a village in Surrey and grew into the thriving town of Putney in Greater London. Manor Fields is built on the birthplace of Henry VIII’s chief minister and in the grounds of an 18th-century manor house, which gave the estate its name. Read about the history of the estate, the heath and Putney by clicking on the links on the left.