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Kilmington  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kilmington like this:

KILMINGTON, a village and a parish in Axminster district, Devon. The village stands adjacent to the river Axe, near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 1 mile W by S of Axminster; was originally called Kilmenton; is said to have got that name, signifying " the place of slain men, '' from a great slaughter of Danes at it in the time of Athelstan; and has a post office under Axminster, and a cattle fair on the first Wednesday of Sept. ...


The parish comprises 1, 760 acres. Real property, £3, 252. Pop., 518. Houses, 107. The manor belonged to the Torringtons; but a great portion of the land came, about 200 years ago, into the possession of the Tucker family. Coryton Hall, the seat ofTucker, Esq., is a noble mansion of 1756, and commands fine views of the Axe and the Yarty valleys. Kilmington hill is noted as the peculiar habitat of Lobelia urens. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Axminster, in the diocese of Exeter. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1862; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel; and is in the later English style. There is a Baptist chapel.

Kilmington through time

Kilmington 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 Kilmington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5188

Date accessed: 13th December 2017


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