|Adm. div.||West Riding of Yorkshire|
|First Record||c. 1650|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-20. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
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 which is often said to be the Loxley connected with Robin Hood. At the most, therefore, its connction with the outlaw tradition is indirect.
- 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.
- Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire (English Place-Name Society, vols. XXX-XXXVII) (Cambridge, 1961-63), vol. VII, p. 131.
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire 294 (1855; surveyed 1850-51)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV.NW (1894; surveyed 1890)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV.NW (1906; rev. 1901-1903)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV (1924; rev. 1920-21)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV.NW (1924; rev. 1924)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV.NW (1939; rev. 1934-35)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV.NW (1947; rev. 1938)
- 6" O.S. map Yorkshire CCXCIV.NW (1949; rev. 1948).