, a parish in the Snitterfield division of the hundred of Barlichway, county Warwick, 4 miles E. of Stratford-upon-Avon, and 8 S. of Warwick, its post town. The village, though very small, is ancient, being named in the Domesday survey. It appears to have been possessed by the monastic establishments of Kenilworth and Worcester. The surface is in general hilly, and the soil a sandy loam, alternating with clay, on a subsoil of limestone.
Charles I. slept at the old manor-house of Loxley the night before the battle of Edgehill. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Worcester, value £190. The church is a structure of antique appearance, dedicated to St. Nicholas. The Baptists have a chapel. Many of those slain at the battle of Edgehill lie buried in the churchyard. The charities amount to about £5 per annum. There is a parochial school for boys and girls. British and Roman coins have been frequently found."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]