Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Axminster. You may be able to find further references to Axminster in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Axminster hundred Bartholomew
AXMINSTER a town, a subdistrict, a hundred, and a district Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Axminster within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 4
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 2
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
All Saints 0 1
Kilmington 0 2
Ashe 0 2
Musbury 0 2
Monkton Wyld 0 1
Whitford 0 2
Uplyme 0 2
Shute 0 2
Hawkchurch 0 2
Combpyne 0 2
Dalwood 0 2
Wootton Fitzpaine 0 2
Chardstock 0 2
Membury 0 2
Middle Mill 0 1
Lyme Regis 12 3
Lambarts Castle 0 2
Axmouth 0 2
South Chard 0 3
Colyford 0 2