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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

Father and son 'stole and sold £1.5m of antiques' from Bedfordshire home (Tue, 15 Jun 2021)
The jade and ivory items belonged to the father's 96-year-old widowed neighbour, court hears.
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Covid-19: Bedford's declining rate down to 'surge testing and jabs' (Tue, 15 Jun 2021)
The infection rate in Bedford has fallen but a councillor warns: "We're not out of the woods yet".
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Stevenage murder inquiry: Teenager faces no further action (Tue, 15 Jun 2021)
Christopher Hewett, 31, was found with stab wounds at his sister's home and died in hospital.
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HS2: Chesham and Amersham by-election candidates' policies (Mon, 14 Jun 2021)
Voters head to the polls to elect a new MP for Chesham and Amersham on 17 June.
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