Axminster, Devon

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Axminster is a village in Devon

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Axminster within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Axminster in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Axminster, par. and market town, in the above hundred (part of the par. being in Dorset), on river Axe, 25 miles NE. of Exeter and 144 miles SW. of London by rail, 7058 ac., Pop. 2872; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. It was once famous for its mfrs. of carpets. Buckland, the geologist, was born here in 1784.

Axminster in the Domesday Book

A village in Axminster hundred, in the county of Devon.

Two manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.