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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

Covid-19: Tributes to Woodhill prison nurse who died with Covid (Thu, 28 Jan 2021)
Staff nurse Craig Goldsney worked in mental health services at a category A men's prison.
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Barn fire in Buckinghamshire causes smoke to drift across A40 (Thu, 28 Jan 2021)
About 30 firefighters tackle a blaze at a barn containing hay, farm machinery and horse boxes.
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Leon Briggs inquest: Luton man who died said 'help me' amid police restraint (Wed, 27 Jan 2021)
Leon Briggs was "like a child crying out for a toy" as he was held down by officers, a jury hears.
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Deer herd crossing Hertfordshire countryside captured on camera (Thu, 28 Jan 2021)
The animals were seen near to Royston, Hertfordshire.
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