Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit

Footpath to Ayot St Lawrence
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Footpath from Lamer House to Ayot St Lawrence

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This is the path that was taken by George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) on the many occasions that he walked from his home, Shaw's Corner, in Ayot St Lawrence to visit his friend Apsley Cherry-Garrard at Lamer  House. Shaw gave Cherry-Garrard much advice and support when he was writing The Worst Journey in the World, his account of Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1910-1913.

Roughly 150 yards along this path, you cross the supposed line of a minor Roman road that ran from Ayot Bury to join Watling Street at Friars Wash.

Many of the field boundaries in this area are unchanged from medieval times. This is readily apparent on the Ordnance Survey map which shows how the fields run in strips from the higher ground to the north, where pigs might be raised in the woods, down towards the River Lea. 

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Shaw, Lamer, Cherry-Garrard,

Shaw: Ayot St Lawrence  Shaw’s Corner  Wheathampstead Station  

Lamer: Lamer estate  Lamer House  Lamer Lane  Lamer Wood  

Cherry-Garrard: Lamer estate  Lamer Wood  

: Ayot Green station  Ayot Greenway  Ayot St Lawrence  Beech Hyde Farm  Bride Hall  Bridleway   Bridleway Ayot St Lawrence  Brocket Arms  Brocket Hall  Bronze Ewer  Bury Farm  Bury Farm Cottages  Cassivellaunus  Castle Farm  Castle Rise  Chalk Dell  Cherry Tree Lane  Cherry Trees Restaurant  Coleman Green Holloway  Coleman Green Lane  Collins Corner  Cromer Hyde  Cromer Hyde Lane, No. 12  Cromer Hyde Lane, No. 14  Cromer Hyde Lane, Nos. 16-18  Cromwell Piggeries  Crooked Chimney PH  Cross Keys PH  Dell, The  Devil’s Dyke  Dolphins  Elephant and Castle  Field boundaries  Flint Bridge  Folly, The  Four Limes  George Upton Robins  Hill House  John Bunyan PH  John Bunyan’s Chimney  Lamer estate  Lamer House  Lamer Lane  Lamer Wood  Laurels, The  Lea Valley Walk  Leasey Bridge  Leasey Bridge Lane  Level Crossing and Cottage  Local Nature Reserve  Lord Cavan  Mackerye End  Marford Cottage  Marford Road  Marford Road, No. 133  Marshalls Heath  Melissa Field  Mid Herts Golf Club  Necton Road  Nomansland Common  Nomansland Common Puddingstone  Nomansland Farmhouse  Old Beech Hyde  River Lea  Robinson’s Wood  Roman road north  Rose Lane  Sarah Jennings  Shaw’s Corner  Sheepcote Lane  Slad, The  Sparrowhall Bridge  St Lawrence Church  St Lawrence Church (ruined)  St Peter’s Church  Stocking Springs  The Bull Inn  The Forge  The Hill  The Hill, Nos. 76A & 76B  The Meads  The Mill  The Old Church School  The Two Brewers  The Waggoners’ Pub/Restaurant  The White Cottage  Tin Pot, The  Town Farm  Turners Hall Farm  Upper Cromer Hyde Farmhouse  Walnut Tree, The  Waterend House  West End Farm  Wheathampstead House  Wheathampstead Place  Wheathampstead Station  Wicked Lady PH, The  Wright’s Nurseries  

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Date Created: 09/03/2013 11:32:09, by: patrick   Date last edited: 25/02/2014 10:16:52, by: patrick

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