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.
"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)]
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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]
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).
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
Payne, Jessie K. A little history of Loxhore. Southend-on-Sea: J.K. Payne  5p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - pxB/LOX 7/0001/PAY]
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.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2011 - Brian Randell
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