Loxley (St. Nicholas)

LOXLEY (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Stratford-upon-Avon, Snitterfield division of the hundred of Barlichway, S. division of the county of Warwick, 4¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Stratford; containing 318 inhabitants. In the Domesday survey this parish is written Locheslei. It is bounded on the south by a detached portion of the county of Worcester, and comprises 1840 acres, mostly arable; the surface is in general hilly, and the soil red marl, and clay resting upon limestone. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £254; impropriator, J. Milward, Esq. The glebe contains 100 acres. A national school is supported by subscription; the school-house has been rebuilt by the present vicar. British and Roman coins have been frequently found. Charles I. slept at the old mansion-house of Loxley the night before the battle of Edge-Hill, and many of those who were slain in the engagement were buried in the churchyard here.

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

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