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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Liss from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Lyss)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Liss are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.