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Loxhore, Devon

Historical Description

Loxhore, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on a hill, amid very fine scenery, 6½ miles NE by N of Barnstaple station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R., was originally called Lockeshore, and is a very scattered place. It has a post and telegraph office at Bratton Fleming. Acreage of civil parish, 1553; population, 192; of ecclesiastical, with Arlington, 430. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £230. The church is ancient and good, and has a tower with a peal of four bells; it was restored in 1880-81. There is a small Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishLoxhore St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBarnstaple 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Loxhore

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Loxhore from the following:


Online maps of Loxhore are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictNorth Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX31
Post TownBarnstaple