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Axminster-Carpets
Thomas Whitty began making Axminster method carpets in 1755. This original Axminster carpet could be found in Chatsworth House and Brighton Pavilion as well as being bought by King George III and Queen Charlotte, who visited the factory.

102 years later a carpet manufacturer called Harry Dutfield was on a train where he met a vicar from the West Country who told him that carpets had not been made in Axminster for a while due to a disastrous fire that had destroyed the factory. The germ of an idea was born and in 1937 the decision was taken to relaunch carpet manufacturing in the town of Axminster.

This was the renaissance of -Axminsters from Axminster-. Axminster Carpets continues the proud tradition of making the finest carpets in the world. Carpets from Axminster can be found in royal residences, in some of the finest hotels in the world, in train carriages, on the aircraft of major global airlines and in thousands of discerning homes up and down the country.

To celebrate 250 years of carpet weaving in Axminster a commemorative rug was produced. Re-enacting history the carpet was paraded by the weavers of Axminster Carpets through the town to the Minster Church where it was blessed by the Bishop of Exeter and then presented to the Earl of Devon, who was representing the Queen. It is now in Clarence House, the home of HRH the Prince of Wales.

Axminster Carpets

Axminster Carpets - Antique Splendour Dartmoor Autumn Glow
Axminster Carpets - Antique Splendour Dartmoor - Autumn Glow
Axminster Carpets - Dartmoor Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Dartmoor Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Devonia Collection Blue Grass Pillar Box
Axminster Carpets - Devonia Collection Blue Grass - Pillar Box
Axminster Carpets - Exmoor Botanica Snowdrop
Axminster Carpets - Exmoor Botanica Snowdrop
Axminster Carpets - Ferndown Dartmoor and Super Dartmoor
Axminster Carpets - Ferndown Dartmoor and Super Dartmoor
Axminster Carpets - Jacob Tweed Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Jacob Tweed Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Moorland Heather Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Moorland Heather Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Natural Plaid Cormorant
Axminster Carpets - Natural Plaid Cormorant
Axminster Carpets - Oriental Silk Royal Dartmouth in Soft Cream
Axminster Carpets - Oriental Silk Royal Dartmouth in Soft Cream
Axminster Carpets - Princetown Mondrian Wentwood
Axminster Carpets - Princetown Mondrian Wentwood
Axminster Carpets - Royal Clovelly Symphony Antique Gold
Axminster Carpets - Royal Clovelly Symphony Antique Gold
Axminster Carpets - Royal Dartmouth Oriental Silk Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Royal Dartmouth Oriental Silk Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Royal Seaton Calico Light Mink
Axminster Carpets - Royal Seaton Calico - Light Mink
Axminster Carpets - Salcombe Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Salcombe Carpet
Axminster Carpets - Simply Natural Ribgrass Quartz Eggshell
Axminster Carpets - Simply Natural Ribgrass Quartz Eggshell
Axminster Carpets - Stripe Simply Natural Vogue
Axminster Carpets - Stripe Simply Natural - Vogue
Axminster Carpets - Versailles Royal Axminster
Axminster Carpets - Versailles Royal Axminster