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Major Settlement in the Parish of Clayhidon

Historical Forms

  • 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.