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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

Lockdown easing: 'I cannot face the crowds inside the pub again' (Tue, 11 May 2021)
BBC News speaks to hospitality vendors following the news indoor spaces can re-open.
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Milton Keynes warehouse: Appeal for 24/7 lorry movements denied (Tue, 11 May 2021)
The Planning Inspectorate says more noise at Blakelands warehouse could affect residents' health.
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Giraffes return to Edinburgh Zoo after 15 years (Tue, 11 May 2021)
Ronnie and Arrow arrived from Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire on Tuesday after travelling overnight.
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Bedford care home residents receive a hair re-style (Tue, 11 May 2021)
After waiting more than a year for a good haircut, two stylists answer a call to provide a makeover.
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