Place:


Loxton  Somerset

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Loxton like this:

LOXTON, a village and a parish in Axbridge district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Axe, 3½ miles WNW of Axbridge, and 3½ SE of Weston-super-Mare Junction r. station; and has a postal pillar-box under Weston-super-Mare. The parish comprises 1,203 acres Real property, £2,696. ...


Pop. in 1851,209; in 1 861, 154. Houses, 33. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Major Galton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £284.* Patron, the Rev. T. Barne. The church is a good stone edifice, in a mixed style; and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a slightly endowed school, and charities £5.

Loxton through time

Loxton is now part of North Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Loxton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Loxton in North Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13064

Date accessed: 19th October 2017


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