Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Axminster, a market town of Devonshire, on the river Ax, 24 miles from Exmouth. The minster is said to have been founded by Athelstan to commemorate a victory over the Danes. It is an ancient structure and contains some interesting monuments. The place was celebrated for the manufacture of pile-carpets, and still produces woollen fabrics.