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Loxley (Pagham)

Locality
Coordinates 50.769166666667, -0.74694444444444
Adm. div. Sussex
Vicinity In Pagham parish
Type Settlement
Interest Literary locale
Status Defunct
First Record c. 1600
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Pagham, Bognor Regis, Sussex, where once was a place named Loxley.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2016-11-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-17.

Pagham where the place-name "Loxelee" is recorded in the early to mid-14th century / Google Earth Street View.

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.[1] As this was apparently lost in the 14th century, it seems distinctly unlikely to be the Loxley associated with Robin Hood c. 1600.

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