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Liss, Hampshire

Historical Description

Liss or Lyss, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the E border of the county, 4 miles NNE of Petersfield, and has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 51 miles from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish comprises the tithings of Liss Abbas and Liss Tumey. Acreage, 3620; population, 1538. The manor belongs to the Hawkshaw family. Liss Place, Stodham House, East Hill, and The Wylds are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £241 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is ancient, of 1320 date, and the chancel was restored in 1864. It has a tower and five bells. A new and large church was built in 1892 in a more central position and near the railway station; also a parish room adjoining. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a mission hall, and a room for Plymouth Brethren. There is a workman's club. Hill Brow, situated on the Sussex border, is rapidly becoming a health resort, and in the summer months is filled with visitors.

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 CountyHampshire 
Poor Law unionPetersfield 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU33
Post TownLiss