Devon Place Names

Every Devon place name has a story to tell, usually a very old story going back well over a thousand years to the Saxon settlement.  Some names are older still: British or even pre-British.  They reflect successive layers of conquest and settlement, revealing a great deal about our ancestors, the languages they spoke, their names and the lives they led. Robert Hesketh is a freelance writer and photographer with a strong interest in local history,  he has published over 40 Devon, Dorset and Somerset titles.

Axminster Historical Society

The Bradshaw Meeting Room

Axminster Heritage Centre,

Thomas Whitty House

Silver Street