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Loxton, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLoxton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1558., 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.

St. Andrew, LoxtonNave of St. Andrew, Loxton

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 Loxton from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS26
Post TownAxbridge