Place:Pirton, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesPeritonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
Coordinates51.967°N 0.333°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoHitchin and Pirton Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hitchin Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Pirton is a small village and civil parish three miles north-west of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. 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.

It first appeared in official records in the Domesday Book in 1086AD. But then it was known as Peritone (meaning 'Homestead of Pears')

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