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I've found a reference to Pye Bank in a 1709 Deed and 1719 Will. I have been unable to find any reference to the origin of this name. Can anyone help?
In Sheffield there is a Pye Bank Road leading up to Pitsmoor, there is also a Pye Bank C of E School.
You can see these on Google maps and should give you a rough idea of the Pye Bank area.
It was originally called Pigh Hill, and it comes from a Middle English word meaning a small enclosure or croft.
Info from Sheffield Museums site.
Now that is an interesting link! I know what I’ll be reading this week!
I did wonder if there might have been a link with a family called Pye, so I had a look at the reminiscences of Twiss/Wragg/Leader.
There was a very brief mention of Pye Bank, and of a Dr. Pye Smith, but they didn’t make any connection between the two. They only said that the Doctor had been born on Snig Hill.