Loxley Warwickshire Family History Guide
Loxley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.
Other places in the parish include: Chadley, Oldborough, Oakham, Hunscote, and Famington.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1540
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Independent/Congregational.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
LOXLEY, a village and a parish in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick. The village stands on the S border of the county, 4 miles ESE of Stratford-on-Avon r. station; is an ancient place, mentioned in Domesday book; and has a post office under Warwick. The parish contains also the hamlets of Chadley, Famington, Oakham, Oldborough, and Hunscote. Acres, 1,620. Real property, £2,359. Pop., 368. Houses, 86. The manor belonged to the monks of Worcester and Kenilworth. Charles I. slept at the old manor-house on the night before the battle of Edgehill. Ancient British and Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £190. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, but has been so altered as to have a modern appearance. There are a Baptist chapel, a parochial school, and charities £5.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The History Topography and Directory of Warwickshire 1830
Loxley, – (in Doomsday, written Locheslie), – a parish in Barlichway hundred, 3 miles from Stratford-on-Avon, and 91 from London. In 1803, the sum raised by parochial rates was £294 4s. 7d. In 1811, the population was 260: in 1821, it contained 61 houses and 311 inhabitants. In 1826, it was valued at £2377; its proportions to the county rate was £9 18s. 1d.
The historical notice of this place, given by Dugdale, traces its existence to a period 300 years before the Norman conquest. At this time, it has the appearance of a poor and inconsiderable village.
Source: The History Topography and Directory of Warwickshire 1830. Wm. West. Printed and Published by R. Wrightson, Athenaeum, New-Street; and sold by Baldwin and Craddock, and Hurst, Chance and Co., London. 1830.
Church records – Indexes
Land and property
Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Kineton
Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon