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Axminster is a small market town on the Eastern border of Devon, England. The town is built on a hill overlooking the River Axe which heads towards the English Channel at Axmouth. The market is still held every Thursday.

Axminster's main industry is carpet making, for which the town is world renowned. A true Axminster carpet, made in the town, can be easily identified by the red cotton sewn into the edge of the carpet on the underside.


Axminster is located at 50°47'00" North, 03°00'00" West (50.7833, -3.0000)1.