Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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I don't know exactly where Lisson Green is, but the above location is the Lisson Green Estate, which is likely to be in approximately the same area.
Wheatley footnotes as follows, "The manor of Lisson Green (Domesday Lilesstone) remained a rural district till the end of the last century [18th?] and Dodsley(1761) describes it as 'a pleasant village near Paddington.'"
Anybody have Hibbert and Weinreb's Encyclopedia of London?It would be nice to know a little more about what and where Lisson Green was. All I can find online is the mention of Harcourt St. and Homer St. here:http://www.londonancestor.com/leighs/str-h.htmWhich leads me to suspect it stretched considerably south of the modern Lisson Green Estate.
Here's a site that includes the Domesday entry for what may have been Lisson greene in a section devoted to Marylebone. Not much help on exact location.
Marylebone - MDX ENGOS Grid Reference: 51
Extract from an email from Roger (Arbor)I thought we had sorted that this was just north of Westminster... these days still in the Westminter 'local government' area. Where now the Regent's Canel runs.....
The Regent's Canal connects Paddington to Limehouse Basin in London's Docklands via Camden, Islington, Hackney and Mile End. The Westminster section runs around the north side of Regent's Park, opposite the zoo. The canal runs through a tunnel between Edgware Road and Lisson Grove.
The easiest way to reach the towing path from Lisson Grove is via the path through the Lisson Green Estate along the south side of the canal and a footbridge just to the west of the railway lines. The Regent's Canal is to become one of the GLA
Lisson Grove, Marylebone Road to Grove Road, St. John's Wood, borrowed its name from the manor of Lisson Green. "Lissham Green," says Dodsley, 1761, "a pleasant village near Paddington." The pleasant village, and even the memory of it, has long passed away, and Lisson Grove is a part of the great metropolis. The manor of Lisson Green, then the property of Captain Lloyd, was sold in lots in 1792.---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.
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