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Loxley (river)

Locality
Coordinates 53.410555555556, -1.5711111111111
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity Sheffield
Type Natural feature
Interest Literary locale
Status Extant
First Record c. 1650
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The left marker indicates approximately the origin of River Loxley, the right marker its mouth.
River Loxley / Terry Robinson.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

River Loxley is an affluent of the Rivelin near Bradfield and Sheffield. Its sources are located c. 16 km NW of Sheffield on Bradfield Moors; it flows easterly through Damflask Reservoir and is joined by Storrs Brook at Storrs near Stannington and the Rivelin at Malin Bridge before flowing into the Don at Owlerton in Hillsborough. The total length of the river is about 10 km. According to A.H. Smith the river was almost certainly named after the village or area of the same name near Sheffield[1] which is often said to be the Loxley connected with Robin Hood. At the most, therefore, its connction with the outlaw tradition is indirect.

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