to advance the science of agriculture for the public benefit through original investigation and research, which may embrace all or any subject(s) connected to or bearing upon agriculture, including animal or vegetable physiology, meteorology, botany and chemistry
Lawes Agricultural Trust
The Lawes Agricultural Trust (“LAT”), established in 1889 by Sir John Bennet Lawes, supports Rothamsted Research’s national and international agricultural scientific research through the provision of land, facilities and funding.
LAT owns the land and buildings at the Rothamsted Estate in Harpenden and at Brooms Barn, Suffolk, as well as a number of residential properties in the surrounding areas. While it supports Rothamsted Research’s scientific activities, LAT is a separate charitable trust with its own purposes, trustees and management.
Rothamsted Estate Map
Stay with us at Lawes Agricultural trust
We offer accommodation to Rothamsted Research staff, students and visiting workers, as well as others who work on the Rothamsted Campus. Find out more about our accommodation by clicking on the properties below.
Located in Harpenden and twenty minutes’ walk from the main campus. Lawes Court comprises of mainly 3 bedroom flats. That are let on a room by room basis to individuals, or whole as family accommodation.
The Trust has a wide and varied portfolio that includes many different types of properties, some of these are let on the open market. This includes various cottages, many of which are situated near by Rothamsted Manor House.
Located in Harpenden and twenty minutes’ walk from the main campus. The building is a large 15 bedroom house with a shared kitchen built in 1908. Southwood Court is currently unavailable to rent.
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