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Axford is a very small village in the Kennet valley between Hungerford and Marlborough, south of the Lambourn Downs. The village is mainly spread out along the main road and consists of a few probably early 20th century houses which overlook the road, and a few earlier cottages. The river Kennet and a small tributary, the Ax, meander through low lying water meadows just to the south of the village.


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Axford was one of seven Saxon settlements along the Kennet Valley in modern-day Wiltshire in the 5th and 6th centuries.

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.

St Michael's church was built in 1856 as a chapel of ease to Holy Cross at Ramsbury.

A military camp was sited near Axford during the Second World War.

Axford is about 3 miles east of Marlborough.

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