Axminster  Devon


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Axminster like this:

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 through time

Axminster is now part of East Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Axminster itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Axminster in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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