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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 Spring Hill: Robber absconds from prison (Thu, 21 Feb 2019)
Jason Sufi is serving a nine year term for burglary, false imprisonment and robbery.
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Labour and Conservatives could see more MP exits (Thu, 21 Feb 2019)
Members of the new Independent Group are hopeful more MPs will join the breakaway from the main parties.
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Shoreham air crash trial: Loop manoeuvre 'could be taught in 10 minutes' (Wed, 20 Feb 2019)
An ex-Red Arrows pilot tells a court the loop that went wrong at the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 men, was easy to learn.
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Dog owner trapped in manure nearly died (Wed, 20 Feb 2019)
Only the eyes, nose and mouth of Brian Marshall were visible when he was reached by fire crews.
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