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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.

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