"CANON-PION, a parish in the hundred of GRIMSWORTH, county of HEREFORD, 4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Weobley, containing 634 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £5. 13. 6., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is principally in the early style of English architecture, with some fine screen-work; the font is ancient, with an octagonal top enriched with quatrefoil: A court leet is held once a year." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- The transcription of the section for Canon Pyon from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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- "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.
- A list of Canon Pyon Vicars (1300-1988), taken from a board inside the Church.