Canon Pyon

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Canon Pyon is a village and civil parish on the A4110 road in Herefordshire, England. The population of this civil parish at the 2011 Census was 542.[1]

The name derives from the nearby Pyon Hill. 'Pyon', is unusual and is not used anywhere else in Britain, with the exception of the nearby village of Kings Pyon,[2] on the other side of the hill. The civil parish includes Kings Pyon, Westhope and Ledgemoor. Canon Pyon, along with the other three parishes has a magazine, The Pyonear.

The 13th-century church of St Lawrence is a grade I listed building.[3] Local amenities include a; village shop, Canon Pyon Stores; pub, The Nag's Head; village hall; parish church; and Canon Pyon CE Primary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP40/541; year 1396; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no541a/aCP40no541afronts/IMG_0342.htm, where a place is KyngesPonne ; 7th entry
  3. ^ "Church of St Lawrence, Canon Pyon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 52°08′06″N 2°47′10″W / 52.135°N 2.786°W / 52.135; -2.786