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St Lawrence old church, Ayot St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence is a tiny village but it boasts two churches, one now a stabilised ruin and one from the 18th century that was built partly as a landscape feature by Sir Lionel Lyde who started to pull down the old church but was prevented from completing the demolition by the Bishop of Lincoln.

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St Lawrence New Church, Ayot St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence is a tiny village but it boasts two churches, one now a stabilised ruin and one from the 18th century that was built partly as a landscape feature.The new church was designed by Nicolas Revett in a Grecian style for the local landowner Sir Lionel Lyde and built in 1778-9.

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