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- St Laurence, off A4110, adjacent Court Farm, Church of England
Description and Travel
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO460480 (Lat/Lon: 52.127621, -2.790266), Canon Pyon which are provided by:
- "A Dictionary of English Place Names" by A.D. Mills (Oxford) gives:-
"Pyon, Canon & Kings, Heref. & Worcs.
Pionie 1086 DB (=Domesday Book) Pyone canonicorum 1221. King's Pyon 1285.
'Island infested with gnats or other insects.' OE (Old English) pie (genitive plural peona) + ëg"
The Distinguishing affix 'Canon' derives from early possession by the Canons of Hereford.
In other sources, ëg is translated as 'land between streams', rather than 'island' - c.f. "Place Names of Derbyshire" and derivation of Eyam, from the dative plural ëgum.