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"A scattered village & parish, 5½ miles NNE of Barnstaple has 306 inhabitants & 1250 acres of land. Sir J.P.B. Chichester is lord of the manor, owner of most of the soil & patron of the "rectory", valued in KB at £9-16s-4½d & in 1831 at £190. The Rev. J.H. Chichester of Arlington is the incumbent & has 21 acres of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £150-10s per anum. The Church (St. Michael) is an ancient structure with a tower & 4 bells." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Shirlwell Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and Diocese of Exeter, 6¼ miles N.E. of Barnstaple, which had 248 inhabitants in 1831.


MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS, Incledon and NDA North Devon indexes - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.

A transcription of the Memorial Inscriptions for the Churchyard is held in the Society of Genealogist's Library, in Vol. 5 of Devon Memorial inscriptions (DE/M18).

Scobie, C.L. Monumental Inscriptions of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Loxhore, 1614-1971, and the Church of St Bartholomew, Stoke Rivers, 1686-1971. Typescript (1972) 40p. [Westcountry Studies Library - px929.5/LOX/SCO, SoG Library]


Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1881 census records for this parish]

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1652 are held in the Devon Record Office - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):

Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993).


Transcript of entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.


The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.


General historical and descriptive information, area map from 1765, details about administrative boundaries, etc., about Loxhore from the Devon Library's Local Studies Service.

Payne, Jessie K. A little history of Loxhore. Southend-on-Sea: J.K. Payne [1987] 5p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - pxB/LOX 7/0001/PAY]

Names, Personal

Loxhore contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.


Extracts from 18th and 19th Century newspapers, relating to Loxhore, provided by Lindsey Withers.

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