Axford, Wiltshire

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Axford
The Red Lion Inn, Axford - geograph.org.uk - 1635199.jpg
The Red Lion Inn
Axford is located in Wiltshire
Axford
Axford
Location within Wiltshire
OS grid referenceSU2370
Civil parish
  • Ramsbury and Axford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarlborough
Postcode districtSN8
Dialling code01672
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsiteRamsbury & Axford Community
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
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.

History[edit]

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]

Buildings[edit]

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]

Transport[edit]

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]

References[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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