Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LOXTON

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.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Loxton CP/AP       Axbridge RegD/PLU       Somerset AncC
Place: Loxton

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