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The Axe, Devon

Historical Description

Axe, The, a river of Dorset and Devon. It rises near Cheddington, in Dorset, runs south-westward to Ford, where it enters Devon, and goes thence south-south-westward, past Axminster, to the English Channel at Axmouth. Its length of course is about 21 miles. It is navigable for about 4 miles from its mouth.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5