Axford, Wiltshire

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The Red Lion Inn, Axford - - 1635199.jpg
The Red Lion Inn
Axford is located in Wiltshire
Location within Wiltshire
OS grid referenceSU2370
Civil parish
  • Ramsbury and Axford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarlborough
Postcode districtSN8
Dialling code01672
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsiteRamsbury & Axford Community
List of places
51°25′44″N 1°39′32″W / 51.429°N 1.659°W / 51.429; -1.659Coordinates: 51°25′44″N 1°39′32″W / 51.429°N 1.659°W / 51.429; -1.659

Axford is a hamlet in the Kennet Valley about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Marlborough in the English county of Wiltshire.


Axford was one of seven Saxon settlements along the Kennet Valley in modern-day Wiltshire in the 5th and 6th centuries.[1]

During the 15th and 16th century, Axford Manor was centred on Priory Farm a short distance from the village itself; the majority of housing was built to the south of the main road through the village; the area to the north was developed during the late 18th and early 19th century.[2]

A military camp was located near Axford during the Second World War.[3]


Axford contains one listed building; the Grade 1 listed Axford Farmhouse. A church is located in the village,[1] it also contains The Red Lion public house, a 17th-century building.[4]

Local government[edit]

Axford is in Ramsbury and Axford civil parish,[5] which is in the area of Wiltshire Council; the two councils are responsible for different aspects of local government.[6]


Axford is located a short distance from the A4 road.[4] Bus services to the village are provided by Swindon's Bus Company route 48 between Swindon and Marlborough.[7]

Position: grid reference SU238701

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Wiltshire County - Council Community and Parish information for Ramsbury Archived March 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Chandler, John (2001). "Ramsbury Concise History". Marlborough and Eastern Wiltshire. Hobnob Press. ISBN 0-946418-07-1.
  3. ^ Flying Troops to Camp The Leader Post, 1 September 1939
  4. ^ a b (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
  5. ^ Ramsbury and Axford Parish Council, accessed 13 March 2013
  6. ^ Kennet District Census Data from the Office for National Statistics, retrieved 19 Mar, 2006
  7. ^ Thamesdown Transport - Timetables - Route 46/46A/48 Archived December 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

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