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
 Axford shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference SU2370
Civil parish Ramsbury and Axford
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Marlborough
Postcode district SN8
Dialling code 01672
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
Website Ramsbury & Axford Community
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 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 Thamesdown Transport route 48 between Swindon and Marlborough.[7]

Position: grid reference SU238701

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External links[edit]

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