Axminster

Axminster is a market town and civil parish on the eastern border of the county of Devon in England, some 28 miles (45 km) from the county town of Exeter. The town is built on a hill overlooking the River Axe which heads towards the English Channel at Axmouth, and is in the East Devon local government district. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 5,626. The market is still held every Thursday.

Axminster gave its name to a type of carpet. An Axminster-type power loom is capable of weaving high quality carpets with many varying colours and patterns. While Axminster carpet is made in the town of Axminster, this type of carpet is now manufactured all over the world.

Read more about Axminster:  History, Geography, Landmarks, Leisure Facilities and Shops, Education, Twin Towns, Notable People

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Fosse Way - Today's Route - Ilchester To Exeter
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Tiverton And Honiton (UK Parliament Constituency) - Boundaries - Boundary Changes For 2010
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City Of Angels (1976 TV Series) - Plot
... Wayne Rogers plays a determined but rather ethically challenged private detective, Jake Axminster, who looks out for himself—and somewhat less aggressively for his clients—amid the corruption of Los ... Brimm is called upon frequently to defend Axminster from charges (mostly trumped-up) leveled against him by Lieutenant Murray Quint (Clifton James), a fat ... Axminster drives a 1934 ragtop Studebaker and keeps his office in downtown L.A.’s historic Bradbury Building, phone number OXford-8704 ...
Axminster Museum
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Thomas Whitty
... (1713–1792) was an English carpet manufacturer who founded Axminster Carpets in 1755 ... carpet he saw at Cheapside Market in London, and upon his return to Axminster he used his skills as a weaver to work out how to produce a product of similar ... Axminster Carpets were produced for the music room of the Brighton Royal Pavilion, Saltram House, Warwick Castle, Chatsworth House and in 1800 for the Sultan of Turkey ...