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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

Olympic champion Etienne Stott arrested (Mon, 22 Apr 2019)
Olympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott says he "does not regret" his arrest at the climate change protests in London.
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Marlow Bridge closed as magnet fisherman finds grenade (Sun, 21 Apr 2019)
A bridge in Marlow is closed after an unexploded grenade is found in the River Thames.
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Fire-damaged Royston church refit 'will take years' (Sun, 21 Apr 2019)
The 13th Century church in Hertfordshire was devastated by fire just before Christmas.
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Huge increase in Public Spaces Protection Order fines (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A lawyer fears some council wardens are "acting with incentives to issue as many fines as possible".
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