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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

Coronavirus: Wuhan Britons end quarantine as cruise passengers isolate (Sun, 23 Feb 2020)
The 118 evacuees leave after 14 days, as 30 others from a virus-hit cruise ship begin their isolation.
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Two Ronnies 'Four Candles' sketch recreated in 280-year-old shop (Mon, 24 Feb 2020)
Local residents want to "shine a light" on the hardware shop with the "Four Candles" sketch.
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Three injured in 'serious collision' on M40 in Buckinghamshire (Sun, 23 Feb 2020)
The air ambulance, police, paramedics and fire service are at the scene, Highways England says.
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Churchill daughter's WW2 colleagues sought by Cambridge archive (Sat, 22 Feb 2020)
The WAAF-uniformed women served with Sir Winston Churchill's daughter Sarah in 1940 or 1941.
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