Early advertisements for Loxley Mobile Home Court proclaimed it as “stealing housing from the rich and giving it to the poor” with an overall chintz medieval theme to the central building and signage (“Ye court” and whatnot). What seemed mildly chintzy in those days has decayed to full-on camp in the modern day, with the stained and fading signs and the sad plywood battlements of the central “castle” crumbling, Loxley has been a pilgrimage site for conessieurs of roadside kitsch of late, much to the annoyance of residents. But with the recent death of William Cost Jr., the “Sheriff of Cottingham,” rumors are afoot that Loxley will be sold out from under its long-term residents and redeveloped into a strip mall.

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