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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

Driver jailed for smuggling £19m of cocaine to UK (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
Belgian Ruidi Claes, 62, is jailed for 20 years after admitting importing cocaine into the UK.
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Man denies making explosive device in shed (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
Harry Whittaker, 31, of Caddington, Beds, denies four charges of making explosive materials.
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Children missing after Thorpe Park trip found safe (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
Three children, aged 14, nine and seven, were reported missing after a day at Thorpe Park.
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Murder charge after man dies at sports club (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
A 21-year-old man from Hitchin has been charged with murder after a man died in a "serious incident".
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