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  • AXMINSTER, a market-town in the Honiton parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, on the river Axe, 27 m.
  • Axminster was long celebrated for the admirable quality of its carpets, which were woven by hand, like tapestry.
  • Their name is preserved, but since the seat of this industry was removed to Wilton near Salisbury, the inhabitants of Axminster have found employment in brush factories, corn mills, timber yards and an iron foundry.
  • Axminster (Axemystre) derives its name from the river Axe and from the old abbey church or minster said to have been built by King lEthelstan.
  • The situation of Axminster at the intersection of the two great ancient roads, Iknield Street and the Fosse Way, and also the numerous earthworks and hill-fortresses in the neighbourhood indicate a very early settlement.
 

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