The nearest railway station is the restored Ropley station on the Watercress Line, trains from which connect with the nearest NATIONAL rail station 7.8 miles (12.6 km) to the northeast, at Alton. Petersfield station on the Portsmouth Direct Line is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) to the southeast of the village.
The village is home to a beautiful 12th century church, which involves taking a small path over a moat bridge to find it.
Alongside the church is an ancient yew tree, estimated to be more than a thousand years old!
West Tisted was also the home of Sir Benjamin Tichborne, sheriff of Southampton- who lived in a picturesque manor house of red brick and stone, (now demolished 1955-56) it stood on a moated site, in very close proximity to the church, and was a very fine example of an Elizabethan manor house.
In modern times the village has been dominated by a large working farm, R.S. Hill & Sons, for which many of the residents work. The company also owns the current West Tisted Manor. The company's surviving proprietor is Ashwin Hill, the remaining son.
A detailed history of the Parish.Edit
- British History Online gives a detailed history of the parish of West Tisted
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 January 2017.