Axminster is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon. Kilmington and Membury are chapelries of Axminster.
Other places in the parish include: Abbey, Shapwick, Smallridge, Trill, Uphay, Week, West Water, Weycroft, and Wyke.
Parish registers begin: 1559
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.
Abbey, a tything, in the parish, union, and hundred of Axminster, Honiton and S. divisions of Devon; containing 76 inhabitants.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
Shapwick, a tything in Axminster parish, Devon; near Axminster.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].