Ayot St Lawrence is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire,
between Harpenden and Welwyn. There are several other Ayots in the area, including Ayot Green and Ayot St Peter.
George Bernard Shaw lived in the village, at Shaw's Corner, from
1906 until his death in 1950. The house is open to the public as a National Trust property.
Another resident of the village was the Shaws' friend, neighbour
and bibliographer Stephen Winsten and his wife, Claire.
The village has two churches. The old one, in the centre of the
village and photographed here, was partially demolished in 1775, because it was obstructing the view from Sir Lionel Lyde's
new home. The remains of the church and it's grounds appear to be well maintained, but by whom we are not sure. If you're
ever in the area then it makes for a pleasant visit that we highly recommend.