St James Church, Lissett
Lissett shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||170 mi (270 km) S|
|Civil parish||Lissett and Ulrome|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||East Yorkshire|
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.
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 wind farm housing twelve turbines each 125 metres (410 ft) high was constructed across the western end of the airfield.
The village church, St James, is a Grade II listed building and houses the oldest dated bell in England, dated 1254. 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.
- Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 363
- "Our operations". Infinis. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Lissett Airfield Wind Farm" (PDF). Novera Energy plc. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
- Historic England. "Church of St James (1083826)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- 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.