Loxley

LOXLEY, a liberty, in the parish and union of Uttoxeter, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, N. division of the county of Stafford, 2¾ miles (S. W.) from Uttoxeter. This is a district of fertile farms, including Loxley Hall and park, the latter anciently one of the forest haunts of the freebooter Robin Hood. He is said to have been born here, to have been heir to the earldom of Huntingdon, and to have married Clorinda, a shepherdess of Tutbury; but the principal scene of his life was Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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