The hamlet name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Pedda's slope'.
Pednor Mead is adjacent to Chesham near the Old Town along the valley known as Pednor Bottom. A number of springs that source the River Chess lie along this bottom. There are farms called Great and Little Pednor which lie beyond the town at this point. The roads connecting them are used for the annual "Tour de Pednor" charity cycle ride.