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Ayot St Lawrence  Hertfordshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ayot St Lawrence like this:

AYOTT-ST. LAWRENCE, or Ayott-Magna, a parish in Hatfield district, Herts; near the river Maran, 2¾ miles WNW of Welwyn r. station. Post Town, Welwyn. Acres, 747. Real property, £1,568. Pop., 122. Houses, 23. The property is not much divided. The manor belonged anciently to King Harold; and belongs now to the Lydes of Ayott Park. ...


The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £180.* Patron, Lionel Lyde, Esq. The church was rebuilt, in 1778, at the expense of Sir Lionel Lyde, in the Grecian style, after a design by Revett. The previous church still stands as a ruin, and contains some curious monuments.

Ayot St Lawrence through time

Ayot St Lawrence is now part of Welwyn Hatfield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Welwyn Hatfield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ayot St Lawrence itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ayot St Lawrence, in Welwyn Hatfield and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2444

Date accessed: 19th September 2021


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