Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England

Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner was the ountry home of playwright George Bernard Shaw for 44 years from 1906 until he passed away on 2 November 1950. The house remains largely as he left it, allowing you to wander from room to room. It is under the care of the National Trust and is open to the public.


The house is reputedly haunted by three ghosts, including George Bernard Shaw, his wife Charlotte, and Lawrence of Arabia (who was a regular visitor to Shaw). Phenomena include doors which were closed being found wide open; notes being played on the piano; the apparitions of GBS has been sighted.


Pictured left is a view of Shaw's Corner courtesy of Rolf Theil.

Ayot St Lawrence,

near Welwyn,


AL6 9BX.


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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Ayot St Lawrence is a small village in Hertfordshire, England.

It is situated between Harpenden and Welwyn.

Pictured left is Shaw's Corner courtesy of Jason Ballard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.