Loxton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the river Axe, 4 miles WNW of Axbridge, and 4 from Bleadon station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office at Banwell. Acreage of parish, 1199; population, 154. The manor belongs to the Galtons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £330 with residence. The church, a good stone edifice in a mixed style, consists of nave and chancel, with a tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Loxton St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Axbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1558.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Church of England
St. Andrew (parish church)
The church of St. Andrew is a small building of stone in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave and a low tower on the south side, of Norman and Early English date, containing 6 bells: the lower stage of the tower forms a porch, and has a small hagioscope: the pulpit has been hewn from a single block of stone, and is carved: there is some old glass of the 14th century, and the font is also of this period: the church has sittings for 90 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Loxton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Loxton (St. Andrew))
Online maps of Loxton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.