Major Settlement in the Parish of Clayhidon
- Hidona 1086 DB 1428 FA
- Hidon(e) juxta Hemyok 1304 Ass
- Cleyhidon 1485 Ct
- Clehidon 1495 Oliver 1598 Recov
- Hydon al. Clehydon 1539 CtWards
Possibly, as suggested by Blomé (86), from OE hīeg -dun , 'hay hill.' According to Polwhele the parish is remarkable for its clay.