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Lissett, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Lissett, a township-chapelry, with a small village, in Beeford parish, E.R. Yorkshire, near the coast, 4¼ miles ESE of Lowthorpe railway station, 4 S of Burton Agnes station, 4 N of Lissett, and 8 by road from Bridlington. It has a post office under Hull; money order office, Beeford; telegraph office, Lowthorpe. Acreage, 1152; population, 105. The living is A perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Beeford, in the diocese of York. The chapel, dedicated to St James, is of the early part of the 13th century, contains a round chancel arch and a Norman font, and was completely restored in 1876.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishBeeford 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield