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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

Greg James: Big Weekend 'strongest we've ever had' (Fri, 24 May 2024)
Greg James has been presenting Radio 1 breakfast shows from the Luton festival site all week.
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Race for Life cancelled by ‘severe flooding’ (Fri, 24 May 2024)
This weekend's popular events have been called off for 'health and safety reasons'.
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Big Weekend artist 'grateful' for support in Luton (Fri, 24 May 2024)
Rapper Lavz will perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the Radio 1 Big Weekend on Friday.
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Lantern festivals axed leaving concern over refunds (Fri, 24 May 2024)
The owner of four events planned for the bank holiday weekend said they would not take place.
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