Ayot St Peter Old Churchyard

Whilst out on a walk this week I stopped at the old cemetery in Ayot  St Peter , Hertfordshire.   It’s not connected to my family history but it looked very peaceful in the winter sunshine.

The churchyard is what remains of the old church which was struck by lightning in 1874 and burned down.  A new “Arts and Crafts” style church was built further along the road, so the original  churchyard lies abandoned.

This headstone was particularly interesting; it was one of the oldest headstones visible – I think the date reads 17th October 1734.

Headstone of Mr Daniel Nash

Headstone of Mr Daniel Nash

This tomb seems to have  once been very grand but it is now falling into disrepair:

Tomb in Ayot St Peter churchyard

Tomb in Ayot St Peter churchyard

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol3/pp63-65 for more about Ayot St Peter.

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I'm enjoying early retirement! I have been researching my ancestry for several years and am interested in all aspects of family history especially local and social history.
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