This is the story of two churches, the new St Lawrence Church in the village of Ayot St Lawrence.
First of all the new one was designed and constructed by Sir Lionel Lyde around 1775, built in 1778. This church is very unusual it looks like a Greek temple. Full details here.
Then the old St Lawrence Church in the village of Ayot St Lawrence. Apparently when Sir Lionel decided to build the new church he first started by dismantling the old one, without permission. The Full Story Here
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