Place:Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England

NameAyot St. Lawrence
Alt namesAietesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 136
Ayot Saint Lawrencesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Ayott-Magnasource: Family History Library Catalog
Ayott-St. Lawrencesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.833°N 0.25°W
Located inHertfordshire, England
See alsoBroadwater Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Welwyn Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Welwyn Hatfield District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ayot St. Lawrence is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, between Harpenden and Welwyn. "Ayot" is a common prefix for a settlement in the area, other examples are Ayot St. Peter and the hamlet of Ayot Green.

George Bernard Shaw, the dramatist and critic, lived in the village, at Shaw's Corner, from 1906 until his death in 1950; his ashes are scattered there. The house is open to the public as a National Trust property.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ayot St. Lawrence.

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