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Welcome to Lordship!

And Welcome To Celebrating The LIA's 100th Anniversary Year With Us ...

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Enjoy Captain Kidd's Garden at the Lordship Bluffs.


The LIA maintains 8 beautiful gardens and the Bluffs.


Lordship is noted as a friendly seaside community.

Volunteers maintain gardens and accomplish projects.

On a peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound on the shore of Stratford, CT, Lordship is a delightful residential community bounded on the west by the Great Meadows Salt Marsh and on the east by Stratford Point and the historic lighthouse guarding the rocky entrance to the Housatonic River.

And celebrating its 100th Anniversary year in 2024 is the Lordship Improvement Association (LIA) - a land trust that owns and maintains the spectacular Lordship Bluffs, nature trails and Russian Beach on the shore for the enjoyment of Lordship residents.


The LIA is also known for its creation and maintenance of 8 public gardens in Lordship plus environmental and education projects. (See more on this below and throughout this website).





Lordship residents are invited to the LIA’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday June 23 at the Lordship Bluffs, held in conjunction with the Lordship Fathers Club’s “Bands on the Bluffs” series that day.


Join us to enjoy …

  • A hot dogs & hamburgers cookout and pot luck dessert contest (4 to 6pm)

  • Keltic Kick band (6pm to sunset)

  • Lordship historical displays

  • Fun including a corn hole tournament, kids games, ping pong and more.

  • BYOB and chairs and blankets for sitting

  • Vehicle parking in the area will be limited, so please consider walking or taking a golf cart to the event


PS: We especially thank event sponsors The Milford Bank and Austin Ganin Landscape Design for helping with party expenses.


Follow celebration updates on the LIA NEWS blog.


The Lordship Bluffs - the extensive acreage

from the southern edge of Park Boulevard to the high water mark of the Sound, and from the western edge of Lordship Road to the western edge of Spruce Street - are owned by the residents of Lordship.

Held in a land trust by the Lordship Improvement Association (LIA), the Bluffs belong to us!

Yet maintaining the gorgeous Bluffs is only one of the many, many beautification, environmental and education projects that LIA volunteers - your neighbors - accomplish all year round ... including 

maintaining eight beautiful gardens (see map)!

The LIA is an all-volunteer, non-profit private foundation under Connecticut State Law, and since 1924, our mission has been to …

"... improve the quality of life for all residents of Lordship through preservation of open space, education, conservation and environmental protection initiatives designed to preserve and enhance the original quality and character of the Lordship waterfront community." (See more).

The LIA invites you to explore this website - from NEWS about upcoming and past events and projects ... to info about our PARKS and gardens... our ENVIRONMENT and educational projects ... about how the LIA works ... Lordship's fascinating HISTORY ... even a GIFT SHOP! ... and how YOU can lend a helping hand to preserving and  maintaining the beauty and healthy environment of our community.

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