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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

'Foreign objects' found in food at Leavesden Warner Bros Studios (Sat, 20 Jul 2019)
The food was discovered before it was eaten and investigations are continuing, police say.
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Little Italy festival returns to Bedford to revive 'diluted heritage' (Sat, 20 Jul 2019)
Thousands of people arrived in Bedford after World War Two to work in the brickmaking industry.
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Moon landing anniversary display at St Albans Cathedral will allow visitors to travel the cosmos (Sat, 20 Jul 2019)
A light and sound installation will bring Nasa imagery of the lunar surface to the nave and aisles.
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Stevenage 'car cruise' crash leaves 17 injured (Fri, 19 Jul 2019)
The "horrendous" two-car crash in Stevenage came at a gathering where there were modified vehicles.
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