English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Alvechurch

Historical Forms

  • Pynitone, Pinyton 1244 FF 1317,1340 Pat
  • Pynintone 1299 RBB 18th
  • Peenton c.1300 EcclVar
  • Pentonʒelde 1408 EcclVar


'Pinna's farm,' v. ingtun . The pers. name Pinna is not on record before the Conquest but occurs in the Inquisitio Eliensis as the name of a juror in Radfield Hundred (C); in two MSS it is written Pinna and in one Pinnæ . The strong form Pin occurs in the Gloucester DB as the name of a pre-Conquest holder of Hackpen and the name must be found in Pinden (K), Pinindene in BCS 1322 and Pennicott (D), Pynnecote in 1274. Pinca is a diminutive of it and so is Pinnel , found in Pinnelesfeld (BCS 282). For -ʒelde v. Burcot in Bromsgrove infra 338.