Name Index


The origin of Axminster carpets

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 21, (1889) pp.331-337.


James Hine

Prepared by Michael Steer

Thomas Whitty began making Axminster method carpets in 1755. His 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. The industry flourished in Axminster until 1835 when the looms were relocated to Wilton. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Barnet, John 332
Cleeve, Boucher Esq 335
Cook, Mr 335
Cookworthy 332
Crompton, Mr W 335-6
Forward, Mrs 333
Harvey, Betty 334
Heudebourck, Mr Henry 332
Jesser, Mr 336
Jons, John 332
Moore, Mr T 335-6
Parrisot, Mr 334, 336
Pasavant, Mr 336
Rowe, Mr Brooking 332
Shaftesbury, Earl of 335
Shaftesbury, Lady 335
Snug the joiner 332
Treek, Mr 332
Twiniker, Mr 335
Whitty, Mr Thomas 332, 337