Usage English (British)
Other Forms FormsPengeston, Pengestone, Pangeston, Peningston
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Meaning & History
Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which had a population of 22,909 at the 2011 census. The place-name Penistone is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086. It may mean "the farmstead at the hill called Penning", in reference to the high ridge immediately south of the town. This combines the Old Welsh word penn (meaning an end, or height) with the Old English suffix -ing, and the word tun (meaning a farmstead or village). It may also mean "Penn/Penny's village."