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St James Church, Lissett
Lissett is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Lissett shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA144581
• London 170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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54°00′23″N 0°15′20″W / 54.006341°N 0.255491°W / 54.006341; -0.255491Coordinates: 54°00′23″N 0°15′20″W / 54.006341°N 0.255491°W / 54.006341; -0.255491

Lissett is a village in the Holderness area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) south of Bridlington town centre and 13 miles (21 km) north-east of Beverley town centre on the A165 road that connects the two towns.

Together with Ulrome it forms the civil parish of Lissett and Ulrome.

In 1823 Lissett, with a population of 95, was in the parish of Beeford, and the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. A chapel of ease existed in the village.[1]

In 1942 an RAF station, RAF Lissett, was built there. Its main role was to serve as a base for the Halifax Bomber 158 Squadron. It had a short life - the final mission left the airbase on 25 April 1945. The airbase is now part of a small industrial estate in the village. In December 2008 a 30 MW[2] wind farm housing twelve turbines each 125 metres (410 ft) high was constructed across the western end of the airfield.[3]

The village church, St James, is a Grade II listed building and houses the oldest dated bell in England, dated 1254.[4] Perhaps of 14th-century origin, it was rebuilt by Hugh Roumieu Gough in 1876. Remaining from the previous church are fragments of a Norman capital in the east wall. The east stained glass window is by Charles Eamer Kempe, with Morris-style diamond-shaped flower details and lettering.[5]


  1. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 363
  2. ^ "Our operations". Infinis. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lissett Airfield Wind Farm" (PDF). Novera Energy plc. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James (1083826)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; The Buildings of England. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding p. 304; Penguin (1972); reprinted 1975, Pevsner Architectural Guides. ISBN 0140710434
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7. 

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