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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

Man and woman found dead in Northchurch cottage (Fri, 22 Mar 2019)
Hertfordshire Police says it is not looking for any suspects in relation to the deaths.
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Hertfordshire secondary school places: Schools increase intake in place shortage (Fri, 22 Mar 2019)
Hertfordshire County Council had not allocated 189 children a secondary school pace for September.
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Abusive wife jailed for life for husband's murder (Fri, 22 Mar 2019)
Hannegret Donnelly's husband had 78 external injuries and spine and neck fractures when he died.
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Libby Squire: Body in Humber confirmed as missing student (Thu, 21 Mar 2019)
Police say a body recovered from the Humber Estuary is that of the missing 21-year-old student.
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