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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.

Weather in Putnoe

Local News

Luton Town 'illegal' women's football player identified (Sun, 18 Nov 2018)
The nephew of a player pictured in 1935, when women's football was banned, says he is "proud".
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Marsh Farm: Grenfell leads to new sprinkler system in Luton tower blocks (Sun, 18 Nov 2018)
Residents say they feel "safer" and "more protected" because of the work at Marsh Farm in Luton.
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'One punch killed my children's father,' Bedford mother warns (Sat, 17 Nov 2018)
The wife a man killed by a single punch in a pub warns the fist can be "a lethal weapon".
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HMP Bedford inmate hanged self after two days in jail (Sat, 17 Nov 2018)
Michael Berry told prison staff he was finding it hard to ignore voices in his head, a report said.
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