The St Lawrence Trails

St Lawrence Church

Our first heritage trails to be published describe two walks around St Lawrence, along the coast to the west of Ventnor.

St Lawrence is situated under the spectacular inland 300 feet high Undercliff, which gives rise to unique flora and fauna. The village is dotted with a fine variety of buildings including pretty cottages and ornate country houses. The coast is rugged and was once the domain of smugglers and the cat and mouse game with the excise man.

These heritage trails relate some of the history of St. Lawrence through its remaining buildings. In Norman times the area was used as a hunting park and Old Park dates back to the 14th Century. The old church dates to the 12th Century and may have some earlier Saxon elements. Home Farm could be the site of the Norman manor house.

The first of our trails covers the village and can be downloaded here.

The second trail take you along the coast and can be downloaded here.



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