Directional it is the road that leads to Pinner. The name Pinner was first written down as Pinnora in 1231. The first part Pinn may be from someone’s name or the Old English word pinn, meaning a pin or peg, possibly as a reference to the humped ridge traversing Pinner Park. The second part may come from another Old English word ōra, meaning hill or from the Latin for bank or slope. In any case the name stuck and in 1332 it was spelt Pinnere and in 1483 Pynnor.
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