Putterills Estate Agents Royston specialise in houses for sale and property to rent within the Royston, area of Hertfordshire including the small surrounding towns, villages and suburbs of Melbourn, Barley, Barkway, Ashwell, Litlington and Bassingbourn.
We have been serving the Royston area with professional estate agency and letting agency services for over 20 years and would very much look forward to working with you in order to successfully facilitate and complete the sale of your house, property or home and can even help you let your property.
We won an award in the Marketing Category at the Letting Agency of the Year 2010 and in December 2011 and in December 2011 at The Estate Agency of the Year ceremony, sponsored by The Times and The Sunday Times, we won the Gold Specialist Award in the category for Best New Homes.
We follow an internal company ethos of being the “property people you can trust.”
Putterills would like to welcome you to Royston Town which formed at the crossing of two ancient thoroughfares, Ermine Street and the Icknield Way. The former was created after the Roman conquest while the Icknield Way has long been accepted as a prehistoric routeway. These roads are sometimes called military roads as they were prepared or improved by Roman soldiers.
A cross, variously known as Royse's, Rohesia's or Roisia's Cross, was erected by the crossroads at an unknown date. The cross gave the settlement its earliest name of Crux Roesia or Roisia's Cross. By the 14th century this had become Roisia's Town, Roiston or Royston. A large boulder of red millstone grit, bearing a square socket, is supposed to be the base of the cross, and has been placed by the cross roads at the northern end of the High Street.
Opposite the Putterills office is the entrance to the Royston Cave which is unique in Europe. Believed to date from the 14th Century, it is a man-made cavern in the shape of a beehive, with a small aperture at the top for ventilation. Its most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings representing the Crucifixion, the Holy Family and several saints, among them St Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher. Others are less easily identified and some have been interpreted as possible pagan symbols.
Today, Royston enjoys a diverse economy, a large number of businesses are located both in the town and surrounding villages.