Pirton is a small village and civil parish three miles north-west of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census is1,274. The church, rebuilt in 1877, but with the remains of its 12th-century tower, is built within the bailey of a former castle. Pirton Grange, which was remodelled in the 18th century, is in the north of the parish, and is a particularly interesting, moated Elizabethan house with a timber framed gatehouse. Hammonds Farm and Rectory Farm, with its tithe barn, are also Elizabethan.
The Icknield Way Path passes through the village on its 110-mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a multi-user route for walkers, horse riders and off-road cyclists also passes through the village.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- http://opendomesday.org/place/TL1431/pirton/ Open Domesday Map: Pirton, Hertfordshire
- A Foot on Three Daisies - Pirton's Story - Pirton Local History Group, 1987 ISBN 0-9512103-0-0
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