Loxton from Crook Peak
The village has been populated since Norman times. Old mine-workings on the hills indicate that at one time mining was abundant, probably for calamine, lead, copper and more recently yellow ochre.
Christon Court has mediæval origins, but the current building dates from the 17th century.
"The Loxton Murder"
In 1954 the village came to national attention when Miss Noreen O'Connor, a nurse, killed Friederika Alwine Maria Buls by "plucking out" her eyes. She was tried for murder and found guilty but insane.
The Mendip Way long-distance path passes through the village.
The Parish Church of St Andrew in Loxton dates from the 11th century and is a Grade II* listed building.
The Church of St Mary in Christon dates from the 12th century and is a Grade I listed building,
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- "Autumn newsletter 2007" (PDF). Mendip Hills AONB. Archived from the original on 28 November 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071128102641/http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/publications/up_081015_autumn07_lo.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-25.
- Clinch, Rosemary (1985). Unknown Somerset. Bodmin: Bossiney Books. pp. 44. ISBN 978-0906456989.
- National Heritage List 1320667: Christon Court
- The Loxton Murder - page 1
- National Heritage List 1313078: Parish Church of St Andrew
- National Heritage List 1320668: Parish Church of St Mary