The Brocket Arms

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The Brocket Arms
Brocket Arms sign, Ayot St Lawrence.jpg
The Latin motto of the Barons Brocket is Felis demulcta mitis (A stroked cat is gentle).
The Brocket Arms is located in Hertfordshire
The Brocket Arms
General information
LocationAyot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England
Coordinates51°50′14″N 0°15′57″W / 51.83722°N 0.26583°W / 51.83722; -0.26583

The Brocket Arms is a country inn in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England. According to Historic England, the timber-framed building is probably early sixteenth century,[1] although an earlier date has been claimed.[2]

The Brocket Arms is near Old St Lawrence Church, and, was supposedly "the monastic quarters" for the church until the Reformation.[3] Another claim is that it was a "stop off point for pilgrims" on their way to St Albans Abbey.[2]


It is said to be haunted by a priest who was tried and hanged in the building.[3] Others say it is of a monk who hanged himself at the inn.[2]

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  1. ^ Historic England. "The Brocket Arms (1101091)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "The Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence". Mysterious Britain. Archived from the original on 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  3. ^ a b "Reputedly Haunted Hotels and Inns: The Brocket Arms". English Country Inns. Retrieved August 14, 2010.

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