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Welcome to Putnoe

This site provides information past & present about Putnoe.


Putnoe was listed in the Domesday book: Putenehou: Hugh de Beauchamp. Mill. Part of Bedford.


The name in its present form has been around since the 16th Century, but was formely known as 'Puttenhoe' and 'Putenho' indicating the spur or 'hoh' of land belonging to an unknown Anglo-Saxon settler Putta, hence 'Puttas-hoe' => Putnoe!


Situated on the northern side of Bedford, the manor of Putnoe was formerly part of Goldington Parish. Since 1934 it has been within the Borough of Bedford, and became a mainly residential area during the 1950s. The current Putnoe parliamentary ward covers 546 acres and is populated by over 7000 people.


Putnoe is bounded by the ancient Elm woodland of Putnoe Wood and Mowsbury Park to the North, the residential estates of Brickhill to the West and Goldington to the East The historical Southern boundary runs along Polhill Avenue.



A brief history of the Manor of Putnoe spanning more than 1000 years is given in the following links. The information contained herein is based on my research to date.


Current and historical maps of Putnoe in Bedford.


Photo gallery of Putnoe past and present. Some pictures of Putnoe under construction/development.

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Local News

HMP Bedford Tornado team quells unrest at 'dungeon' jail (Sun, 17 Feb 2019)
The same prison suffered £1m damage in a 230-man riot in 2016.
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Rape charity gets abusive calls after Tommy Robinson post (Sat, 16 Feb 2019)
The helpline received "hundreds of calls" after Tommy Robinson criticised it on Facebook.
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Mark Waterfall jailed for Watford GP crossbow shooting (Fri, 15 Feb 2019)
Mark Waterfall is sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting Dr Gary Griffith in the stomach.
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Joy Morgan: Police fear student 'may have come to harm' (Fri, 15 Feb 2019)
Police say they are "increasingly concerned" for the safety of 21-year-old Joy Morgan.
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