Ayott St Lawrence, Hertfordshire
Ayott-St Lawrence or Ayott-Magna, a parish in Herts, near the river Maran, 2½ miles NE from Wheathamstead station on the G.N.R. Post town, Welwyn; money order and telegraph office, Codicote. Acreage, 751; population, 137. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £137 with residence. 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 House is a fine old country seat, standing in a park of 200 acres.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ayott St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Welwyn|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ayott St Lawrence from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ayott (St. Lawrence))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:
- Hertford Mercury and Reformer
- Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser
- Watford Observer
The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.