|Vicinity||In Pagham parish|
|First Record||c. 1600|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-11-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-05.
This lost place-name in Pagham parish could be derived from 'Loxa', the name of a stream, but more likely it is from OE lox, 'lynx,' "used here in the form Loxa as a pers. name, hence 'Loxa's clearing' [...] but no certainty is possible." It is recorded as 'Loxelegh', 'Loxelee', and 'Loxeleye' in 1316, 1344 and 1359, respectively. As this was apparently lost in the 14th century, it seems distinctly unlikely to be the Loxley associated with Robin Hood c. 1600.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- Mawer, A.; Stenton, F.M.; Gover, J.E.B. The Place-Names of Sussex (English Place-Name Society, vols. VI-VII) (Cambridge, 1969), pt. I, pp. 94-95.